Friday, June 4, 2010

Zhena Biodynamic Green Tea - KiwiPeach

A fruitier green tea, or so it should be. I requested samples from Zhena, they accepted and sent me a packet of 4 different teas. This tea tastes like most other green teas, the difference is probably the quality of leaves. They are much larger than the other teas I've tried and the taste is strong enough for a third cup.

Ingredients (from the back of the pack):
Organic, Fair Trade, Biodynamic Green Tea, Organic Kiwi Flavor, Organic Peach Flavor.

What a short ingredients list! No wonder they boast about how natural their teas are! Apparently, this line of tea "offers one of the smallest carbon footprints of any agricultural method." which is good if you do care for the environment. I don't find this fact very important, but others may so might as well throw it out there. So I steeped the tea bag for the 3-4 minutes recommended and was rewarded with a brilliant taste of green tea.

While I was waiting for the 4 minutes to pass, I noticed something odd. The string that is supposed to hang out of cup, but it was way too short to pass over the top of the cup, so it just flopped over and stuck to the tea bag (which was pyramid-shaped). The tea leaves, as I said before, were a good size and definitely made a difference. The smell of the tea was similar to a slightly sour peach, the tea however was not sour. A taste of this and I realized that the peach and kiwi were only part of the smell; there was not enough of it to make an impact on the taste.

Overall, this was a nice flavorful tea.

Rating: 4/5
Recommend? Yes

No comments:

Post a Comment