Southern Boy Teas Series, Part 5: Lime Jello from 52Teas

limejello2Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  52Teas

Tea Description:

Premium Indian CTC black teas blended with organic flavoring. Amazing tea with a great lime Jello finish.

Learn more about Southern Boy Teas.

Taster’s Review:

I’ve got to tell you, I am absolutely loving the iced tea series from 52Teas this year.  Last year, there were some pretty unique flavors and I loved that, but, what I think I really like about this year (and this may come as a surprise to some!) is the fact that they’re bagged!  Yes, you read that correctly.

At first, I disliked that these were bagged because I had planned to hot-brew the lot, but, after getting my new glass iced tea pitcher and started cold-brewing these teas, I am loving the how easy it is to cold-brew, especially since these teas are bagged, I wouldn’t enjoy having to strain the teas the next morning.  But even more than the simplicity, I really enjoy the flavor that comes from the cold-brew process.  The flavors seem smoother and sweeter with the cold-brew process.

When I drink a tea hot, I enjoy having all the “precise” flavors of the cup, but, when it’s iced, I prefer the tea to be smooth and easy-drinking.  And the cold-brewing process really encourages a softer, smoother tea.

This Lime Jello flavor of the Southern Boy Teas series is quite nice:  lots of sweet-tart lime flavor, a hint of marshmallow, and there also seems to be another fruit in there … pineapple?  The overall taste is very refreshing.  The black tea is not overwhelmed by the flavors, everything is really balanced well.

I must admit to preferring the Lime Jello Salad Green Tea from 52Teas that was released around Thanksgiving of last year.  I think that the green tea melded beautifully with these particular flavors, and produced a very memorable tea indeed.  But, I am enjoying this one as well, and glad that 52Teas re-fashioned the flavor for their iced tea series this year.

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