Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Den’s Tea
Grape Sencha has a grape flavor plus a hint of dried cranberry and raspberry. These combine into the sweet-tart flavors of our Grape Sencha. Great for iced tea.
Before brewing, I was a little unsure about this tea. I mean, it smells nice with its delicious berry scent and it’s a really beautiful looking dry tea, but, grape? While I do enjoy grapes, I am not a big fan of grape-flavored drinks, foods and/or candy. There is just something sort of artificial tasting about them, and I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a grape that is as purple as a grape ice pop.
So, anyway, my point is, I wasn’t terribly excited to try a grape flavored tea. I have actually tasted a few and I have enjoyed one or two of them, and the other teas that I’ve tried from Den’s have been nothing less than amazing … nevertheless, I was still skeptical. Then I read the description (which is provided above). It is not just a grape flavored tea, but also has cranberry and raspberry.
The grape is the strongest flavor, but, I can taste the tartness of the raspberry and the cranberry, and they not only add their tangy flavor to the cup but also a depth of flavor that I don’t think would have been achieved with grape alone.
The Sencha is crisp and flavorful with a somewhat grassy taste but nothing too overwhelming or off-putting. There is a sweetness to the Sencha that compliments the fruit flavors very well. This is a delicious, soothing tea when served hot, and a refreshing, thirst-quenching tea when served iced! (I prefer it iced!)
I really like this blend – much more so than I thought I would! YUM!