Organic Acai Berry (Zhena's Gypsy Tea)

On occasion I like to venture out into the realm of fruity concoctions. Something fruity can excite the senses and leave you wanting more. This Acai Berry from Zhena's Gypsy Tea is apparently not my thing. Read on to learn why.


Quick Info

FAB* Rating 2/2/2
Company Zhena's Gypsy Tea
Blend Name Acai Berry
Blend Base Herbal/Tisane
Country of Origin Brazil
Package Type Tin
Price per Package $6.49 USD
Quantity 22 Tea Bags
 
*Flavor, Aroma, Boldness

This herbal infusion or "tisane" comes in a tea bag, so I can't really describe it's leaf appearance. It would be nice if Zhena's offered at least some of their more popular options in loose form.

Visually, this tea brews a pinkish-red liquor. The weak aroma combines sweet and tart to create an inviting feeling in the nose.

This flavorful tea has some pucker though. With both Acai, orange peel and Hibiscus you'll get plenty of dryness on your palate. And that's exactly what I got. But add in the rooibos and the lemongrass and you have a conflict of sweetness and tart that's hard to grab the subtleties of.

This is not my cuppa tea. I like to be able to see the leaves, and to indulge in the nuanced flavors which come out when you brew a tea.

I can recommend this infusion for fans of acai, fruit teas, tart drinks and flavored teas. If you're more of an orthodox purist, you won'd be drinking Zhena's Gypsy Tea anyway, but I do encourage you to step out of your box of orthodoxy and try something new now and then which you wouldn't normally partake of. Someetimes, you win. Sometimes you lose. This brew is lost on me.

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