When I first heard from The Persimmon Tree, I admit I thought they would be another “tea” company that doesn’t actually carry tea, but some weird persimmon-based herbal remedies. I don’t have anything against persimmons, per se, but they aren’t my favorite fruit and I wasn’t exactly interested in soaking dried persimmons and flowers in hot water and drinking the result.
Thankfully for me, The Persimmon Tree really is a legit tea company with a pretty awesome variety available. There were more than a few teas I was interested in trying, so I provided a short list and let my contact decide which one to send out for review (thanks so much for the free sample, by the way!).
The 2 oz. sample tin of the Green Pomegranate tea is not only adorable, but will work wonders for any future refills.
I don’t always care for flavored teas. Most of the time, they are too sweet or have a weird after-taste or just have a weird flavor to begin with. When I opened this tea, the sweet pomegranate scent was pretty close to over-powering for me. On the plus side, it didn’t smell like a sugary, fake pomegranate flavor. And you can see the actual pomegranate bits mixed in with the green tea itself. So as much as I was worried, I wasn’t too concerned it would turn out to be a failure for me.
To get in the mood, I popped The Little Mermaid into my DVD player and started heating the water. Now, I can’t begin to explain why The Little Mermaid is a mood-setter for me, but right now it totally is. I’ll just say it has something to do with under the sea and water being good for making tea….
In any case. ONTO THE TEA! After brewing it, my fears of it being over-sweet were assuaged. With natural pomegranate flavoring, it mellows out very nicely once it’s been brewed and produces a generally solid flavor to enjoy.
Being a flavored tea, the taste of the actual green tea is somewhat hard to tease out, but it was pretty good. I wouldn’t say it’s the highest quality green tea I’ve had, but they certainly aren’t using a crappy tea and masking it with crappy fake flavor (something I’ve definitely come across before).
What I’d really like to try is making the Green Pomegranate tea as an iced tea. I think the sweetness will be especially nice and refreshing in that style. I may even infuse it into some vodka, since flavored vodkas are generally quite tasty when not made of sugar…
And then I could start coming up with fancy cocktails with it…
And then I could maybe even write a tea-infused liquor cocktail book…
And then I could TAKE OVER THE WORLD!
…Or not. Maybe I’ll just leave it at time to enjoy some more tasty tea!