Garden of Eden from Praise Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Praise Tea

Product Description:

A harvest of fruity flavors awaits you with this stunningly energetic black tea that combines the lush tropical richness & colors of summer fruits of apple, mango, peach, papaya, and orange peel.  A superb iced tea.  Try with some brown crystal sugar. Indulge your taste buds.

Origin:  China

Ingredients: Organic Chinese Black Tea, Apple, Mango, Tropical Fruit, Peach, Papaya, Orange Peel

Taster’s Review:


The fruit flavoring is very strong in this tea.  It is a beautiful medley of fruit:  crisp apple, juicy mango, lush peach, sweet papaya and tangy orange.  Each of these flavors are well-represented in this tea, and I like that despite the strong fruit presence, the flavor of the black tea does not become hidden.

The black tea is a brisk tea.  It isn’t what I would call a particularly bold or assertive tea, but it is strong enough to hold its own.  It offers a very tasty base for the ambrosial blend of fruit.  It has a moderate amount of astringency but so long as it is not over-steeped it doesn’t taste bitter.

It is difficult to say which fruit is the most pronounced in this blend, because I can taste notes of each.  At the start, the peach is what stood out most for me, but as I continued to sip, the orange started to really pop.  The apple is smooth and even and has a constant presence in this cup from start to finish.  The papaya and mango compliment each other well and give this tea definite tropical flair, although I don’t know that I’d call this a “tropical” tea.  It is a fruit flavored tea with tropical notes.

I really enjoyed this tea.  I liked it hot and iced, but in this weather – it’s best iced.  I don’t know if that opinion would change if I were writing this review in autumn or winter, but since we’re experiencing some very warm weather I want most of my teas cold!  It doesn’t need sweetening – it’s very tasty served straight – but I found that a little bit of agave nectar (a little goes a long way with this tea!) highlighted the flavors wonderfully.  I don’t recommend adding milk, though, as I think it would overwhelm the unique balance of flavors that this tea has to offer.

Another awesome tea from Praise Tea!

1 thought on “Garden of Eden from Praise Tea

  1. You are very knowledgeable with regards to teas. I am just learning, not sure at all what i am doing. I like to drink tea so I am researching this aspect.

    I have viewed you on and on Tea Trade; I am there as observer and may purchase when funding allows.

    This addiction i must curb since I am going broke; or am broke. Doors do not open to underlings it seems.

    The crispness in the tea is the apple aspect, very nice.

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