Vanessa’s Teaview Snapshot
|"The orange and chocolate are the overwhelming flavors in this brew, and they are paired perfectly to give a sweet citrus flavor, no additional sweetener needed to balance out the citrus flavor."|
Kalahari Cafe's Orange Ginger Green Tea is atea in their Artisan ChocoLatte tea series, which features herbal and green teas blended with chocolate and other flavors. This particular tea features green tea, ginger, dark-roasted cacao, orange flavor, and chocolate flavor. All of the ingredients are organic. As with all of the other teas in this series, the tea is packaged in sachets made of unbleached Manila hemp and unbleached wood pulp. After steeping the tea, I noticed that it was actually hard to discern individual pieces of tea leaves within the sachey, as the moistened contents looked more like a collection of small specks and dust. This got me a little concerned about the quality of the tea product, but after my first few sips, I was pleasantly surprised. The orange and chocolate are the overwhelming flavors in this brew, and they are paired perfectly to give a sweet citrus flavor, no additional sweetener needed to balance out the citrus flavor. Although the ginger is the second ingredient in the list, its detectability is much reduced compared to the contributions of the orange and the chocolate. Still, however, it gives a subtle spicy finish to the tea. My concerns about the quality of the green tea turned out to not really be big issue because I realized that this tea isn't so much about the green tea as it is about the chocolate-orange-ginger flavor. Truthfully, I could hardly even taste the green tea. Whether this is because the tea used was deliberately selected for its gentle flavor, or because the tea used was of such small size and quality so as to be undetectable is up for debate. Regardless, this blend manages to deliver a smooth and mellow flavor, which is not always the case when fruits and sweet flavors are blended with green tea, particularly overly strong and earthy green teas. I thought that this was a pretty decent cup of tea, and I enjoyed the combination of orange, chocolate, and ginger flavors. I would recommend this tea to others looking for a unique and tasty dessert-typeblend; however I would caution that if you are really more interested in green tea than the chocolate-orange-ginger flavorings, then because this tea is so light in the green tea flavor, you might end up disappointed.
— To purchase Kalahari ChocoLatte Green Tea Ginger Orange, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.
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