Strawberry Ginger Peppercorn from Utopia Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy:  Utopia Tea

Tea Description:

Our Strawberry Ginger Peppercorn is a warming and fruity organic blend. The freshly hand-milled ginger and peppercorns give this tea the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. White tea contains an abundance of polyphenols, which are plant-derived antioxidants, lowers cholesterol, and protects the body against harmful free radicals. White tea provides the body with potassium, magnesium, calcium, vitamin C and K. Ginger helps the body with digestion, fights fevers, and soothes aches and pains. Try this tea hot or over ice!

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This tea delivers exactly what the name of it promises:  strawberry, ginger and pepper.  But – for those who think it might come off as too hot or spicy, you needn’t worry.  While this does have a certain peppery zing to it, it isn’t what I’d categorize as hot or spicy … instead, I’d say it’s got a mellow warmth to it that develops as I sip.

I think that this is due to the fact that the ginger here is not a peppery/spicy kind of ginger, it is more of a sweet, soothing ginger that complements the sweetness of the strawberry, which manages to temper the heat from of the spice.  The pepper is a pink peppercorn, which doesn’t deliver that same peppery impact that a black peppercorn would, and I think that works to this blend’s favor as well, because a black pepper might overwhelm the delicate quality of the white tea leaves.

Instead, what you get from this tea is a beautiful medley of contrasting flavors.  It is at once sweet and peppery with a hint of tangy tartness that tickles the tongue in the aftertaste.  And what I like is that there is a certain balance to it all.  The strawberry and ginger seem pretty evenly matched, with a touch of peppery heat … again, not too much, and the sweet white tea with its hints of fresh vegetative notes.

Overall, it’s quite lovely.  Serve it hot to enjoy on a chilly evening, or serve it over ice for a refreshingly different yet delicious iced tea.

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