Review: Tea Guys Pomegranate Pear

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Thumbs up!"The aroma of this tea is primarily of berries and currants, which dominate the flavor as well. There are no blueberries or raspberries in the ingredients list, but that is how I would best describe the flavor. I did sample it both hot and cold and enjoyed it both ways."
Vanessa’s Teaview: 7/10
Other Teaviews: Laura gave it 8.5/10, Jamie gave it 8/10, Geoff gave it 7/10, Numi gave it 8/10
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Like every other TeaGuys offering I have sampled, the tea itself is usually much more than (or at least very different from) what the name suggests. A tisane named pomegranate pear, for example, could reasonably be expected to consist of pomegranates and pears. Not so in the world of TeaGuys, where the tea actually contains apple, rosehips, hibiscus, elderberries, ginger, pomegranate, pear, rosehip seeds, red currants, and natural flavors. I should note that I obtained the ingredient information from Teaview reviewer Laura's review of this same product, since this tea is still unlisted on the TeaGuys website. Appearance-wise, this tea resembles potpourri, with the most noticeable components being the hibiscus flowers and the red currants. Less common, although very attractive, were pieces of what I assume were sugared pears. The aroma of this tea is primarily of a berry-currant aroma, and not surprisingly, it is the berry-currant element that dominates the flavor as well. There are no blueberries or raspberries in the ingredients list, but that is how I would best describe the flavor (side note: perhaps these flavors are included under the 'natural flavors' ingredient). There was a tartness in the aftertaste of this tea, probably thanks to the pomegranate and the hibiscus flowers, but I didn't think it was too tart. I think that this tea, regardless of its name, will be a big winner with lovers of berry teas, particularly berry tisanes. I found it difficult to actually detect any pear flavor; with such an extensive list of rather strong-flavored ingredients, it isn't completely unexpected that the milder pear flavor would get drowned out in the mix. As with all tisanes, I recommend brewing a large quantity of tea per cup and steeping for at least five minutes to avoid that watery/diluted sensation that often characterizes tisanes. This tea has a natural sweetness about it, and I didn't see the need to add any sugar, honey, or any other type of sweetener. I did sample it both hot and cold and enjoyed it both ways, noting that the tart flavors appeared to be more prevalent when the tea was cooled. As far as tisanes go, this is one of the better teas that I have tried. Being that I am not a huge fan of tisanes (as I prefer rooibos or herbal teas to satisfy my decaffeinated tea urges), I don't think I would buy this myself. However, I would strongly recommend this to tisane lovers and berry lovers.

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