Tea Tastings

Art of Tea box finale

May 28, 2017
Art of Tea box finale.

The Art of Tea box with their handpicked selection of tea has been nothing short of phenomenal. You would expect one or two stand outs but to have each blend have a certain boldness and character was great. So these are the last three tea blends from the Art of Tea box. Finale, to this tasting series.

1. GREEN POMEGRANATE TEA ECO PYRAMID TEABAGS (AWARD WINNING)

Art of Tea box finale.

Tea Description

Enjoy our handcrafted Green Pomegranate in this eco-friendly biodegradable pyramid sachet. This organic blend of wok-dried green tea and organic fruits sweetens the senses with a tart and tangy rush to the palate.

Ingredients: Organic Green Tea, Organic Rosehips, Organic Raspberries, Natural Flavors.

Other Information

Where to purchase: Art of Tea

Suggested Brewing Tips

Steep time: 3 minutes

Review

This tea blend has a sweet scent to it. I loved the packaging of the tea. It came in a fresh bright big package. When I opened the pack to get the teabag out, there were quite a few loose tea bits that had come off the tea sachet. And the same happened during steeping. So the con is that the tea bag was broken.

This interesting green pomegranate blend is a balance between tangy, tart and sweet. This is a tricky combination because there are 3 very diverse flavor profiles which are being explored in one blend. I really enjoyed this one. I was expecting a stronger pomegranate flavor though. The finish of the tea was tangy. Throughout the tea, there was the slight tartness from the raspberries and the sweetness was not overpowering.

There was a slight bit of bitterness while I neared the finish of the tea owing to the tea dust from the broken teabag.

I would love to get myself a loose tea version of this relaxing blend of tea.

2. EARL GREY CREME

Art of Tea box finale.

Tea Description

Organic high grown estate black tea hand blended with fragrant oil of bergamot and a touch of French vanilla. A remarkable blend with fresh citrus notes followed by a rich and robust finish.

Ingredients: Organic Black Tea, Organic Cornflowers, Natural Oil of Bergamot, Natural Flavors

Other Information

Where to purchase: Art of Tea

Suggested Brewing Tips

Serving Size: 1 Tsp per 8oz. of water

Water Temp: 206°F

Steep time: 3-5 min

Review

I have never been a fan of Earl grey tea. This is probably because the one’s I’ve had were store bought tea bags and they well have never tasted that great. So I had my qualms when I saw this was an Earl Gret blend. But boy was I wrong.

The tea smells heavenly! It’s almost like this beautiful perfume that I want on my wrist. And the tea leaves look beautiful with the pop of the purplish blue cornflowers.

I tried steeping the tea at 3 minutes and also did a fresh steep of 5 minutes. And there was not a hint of bitterness. I just kinda shut up while I had this blend. It was such a calming blend with a magical harmony between the citrus from the bergamot oil and the touch of vanilla added this creaminess to the blend. I instantly classified it as a dessert tea that would also serve as a tea that could be had at any time of the day. The finish of the blend was silky smooth. With this blend, the aroma is what you taste and there is a richness that this tea has which sets it apart.

The Art of Tea’s Earl Grey Creme was my favorite blend from their box. Absolutely loved this one.

3. ORGANIC BREAKFAST TEA ECO PYRAMID TEABAGS

Art of Tea box finale.

 

Tea Description

Enjoy our handcrafted Organic Breakfast tea in this eco-friendly, biodegradable pyramid sachet. Robust with flavor, our traditional blend of organic black tea is perfect for starting the day. It brews smooth and malty, with a clean finish.

Ingredients: Organic Sri Lankan Black Tea

Other Information

Where to purchase: Art of Tea

Suggested Brewing Tips

Steep time: 3-5 minutes

Review

I like my black tea medium light and so I followed the 3-minute steep time.

The tea was really strong and bitter. The aroma was earthy and woody. The aftertaste was bitter as well so I did not particularly like this tea blend.

I had kept some dried apricots on the side and they did come to the rescue. Tasting the tea after taking a bite of the apricot took the pedal off the bitterness. So a combination of dried apricots with this black tea worked for me.

Disclaimer: tea sample provided for review by Art of Tea . This is my honest opinion. I was not paid to mention or review the products mentioned in this blog post.

 

 

 

2 Comments

  • Reply Prete September 10, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Loved it 😍

    • Reply PARDESI TROTTER September 14, 2017 at 9:48 pm

      Thank you! 😀

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