Tea of the Week for April 2, 2018!
I'm often asked how I come up with ideas for the teas I blend. My biggest source of inspiration happens to be the internet - I'll often google flavor ideas for whatever season I happen to be planning for, or sometimes I'll just be on Facebook or Pinterest an I'll happen to come across an interesting recipe for a dessert or beverage.
For this particular beverage, I believe I found a recipe for a strawberry, basil and lemon infused water and I thought that combination sounded fantastic - so I decided I should try it as a tea. At first, I thought I might do a black tea blend, but then thought a softer green tea might be a better choice, so I went with that.
I started with my organic blend of Chinese Chun Mee & Gunpowder green teas. To these teas, I added strawberries, lemons, basil, lemongrass, lemon balm and lemon myrtle. The result is a lovely, lemony tea with hints of strawberry and the peppery, barely minty notes of basil. The green tea plays well with the variety of herbs and allows the flavors to come forward. It's bright, it's smooth, it's crisp, clean and refreshing, it's very spring-like!
A truly delightful cuppa!
Taster size is approximately 15g
organic ingredients: green teas, basil, lemongrass, lemon myrtle, lemon balm, strawberries, lemons & natural flavors