Sun and Cloud Mist Tea from 52Teas


suncloudmistTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  52Teas (better hurry on this one … at the time of this writing there were only 3 pouches left in stock!)

Tea Description:

Don’t let the silliness of this week’s label fool you. This is a serious tea: Seriously delicious. We’ve combined a premium Yun Wu (Cloud Mist) green tea with marshmallow root and all things lemon for a smooth, refreshing lemony green tea with some extra marshmallowy sweetness added in. Plus, you get a package with this cute kitten on the label!

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Aww… just look at this label.  Isn’t it cute?  A lemony sun, marshmallow-y clouds, and an adorable kitten.  How could anyone NOT buy this tea based on the label alone?

But if the label isn’t enough to draw you in – heck, maybe you’re a dog person – then the flavor of this tea should.  It is one seriously tasty tea!

The base of the tea is a Yun Wu (aka Cloud Mist) which is a temporary departure from the usual Chinese Sencha tea that 52Teas usually uses in their green tea blends.  While I do enjoy the Chinese Sencha that is the go-to green tea base for 52Teas, I must say that the use of the Yun Wu is very refreshing.  It is a little lighter overall, and offers a slightly sweeter, nuttier flavor than the usual buttery Sencha tea, and I think that the Yun Wu melds very harmoniously with the lemon and marshmallow flavors of this blend.

And while I probably wouldn’t have thought of combining the flavors of lemon and marshmallow, I really like the way these two come together.  The marshmallow flavor is a bit soft, but I find that it emerges more after allowing the tea to cool for a minute or two.

The lemon is strong, however, it is not overwhelming the other flavors of the tea.  Instead, it saves much of its strength for the aftertaste, which ends up tasting a bit to me like Lemon Meringue Jelly Bellys (one of my favorite flavors), and it’s making me want to reach over for the jar that is just slightly out of my reach at the moment and start munching on Jelly Bellys!

But I won’t.  I will instead enjoy this tea … and it is really so good.  And as good as it is hot, it is even better iced!  YUMmmm!

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