Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: 52Teas
Young Hyson is one of my favorite green teas. It has that characteristically buttery-sweet flavor present in a lot of Chinese greens, with just a touch of smokiness. I think it pairs beautifully with the tequila and lime flavors in this week’s blend to create a rich, satisfying cuppa that is as unique as it is tasty.
Learn more about this blend here.
I know I’ve said it more than once, but I’m not much of a drinker of alcohol (I’m a tea-totaler!) But I have really enjoyed most of the various alcohol-inspired and infused teas that I’ve tried. And this Tequila Lime Green Tea from 52Teas might be one of my favorites thus far!
The flavor of the Young Hyson melds nicely with the notes of lime and the hint of tequila. I don’t taste a real heavy tequila flavor; I’m tasting mostly green tea and lime. But that’s OK with me (see my first sentence of this review!)
As the description above suggests, there is a light smoky note to the Young Hyson and this adds a pleasant dimension of flavor to the tequila notes. It’s slightly earthy with notes of flower. The lime perks up these flavors.
I’d rather be drinking this than tequila with lime because I’m not getting that burn from the tequila. Maybe a twinge of heat to the back of the throat, but not the burn.
Interestingly enough, this tea does bring me back to those youthful days when I did tequila shots. Maybe this tea would do with a pinch of salt?
Overall, this is a really smooth tasting tea. The Young Hyson has a smooth and sweet flavor. It isn’t overly grassy, but there are soft vegetal notes that work well with the bright, acidic taste of lime. The lime adds an uplifting flavor to the cup. It’s sweet and tart, but not pucker-y tart. It’s a nicely rounded taste. I like it.