Review: TeaGschwendner Goji Berry

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Its OK"This tea's flavor is interesting, but probably more so due to the combination of berry and lemongrass flavors than to the goji berries alone. I found this to be a uniquely blended tea worth trying, but it loses points for being rather light-bodied."
Vanessa’s Teaview: 6/10
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teaggojiberryGoji Berry is emerging in its popularity and seems to be the latest fruit to jump on the "superfruit" bandwagon. Naturally, it was just a matter of time before this up-and-coming fruit started making appearances in tea blends. Today's review is for TeaGshwendner's Goji Berry tisane, which consists of goji berries, rose hip pieces, hibiscus blossoms, currants, lemongrass, elderberries, black currant, flavor, sunflower and cornflower blossoms. This is an attractive blend with large pieces of fruit and contrastingly-colored flower petals. Some of my ingredients did form a large clump amongst my sample, perhaps from the stickiness of the berries and currants. I infused a generous amount of thie blend in boiling water for about seven minutes to produce a light reddish-yellow color. I was a bit surprised at the relative pale color of this blend, since most berry tisanes I have sampled before tend to resemble grape Kool-Aid. The dry blend smells strongly on the berry side, but once brewed, has equal parts citrus (thanks to the lemongrass) and berry contributions. The scent of this tea is actually not too far from Froot Loops or Trix cereal. This tea's flavor is interesting, but probably more so due to the combination of berry and lemongrass flavors than to the goji berries alone. The berry flavor is tart and adds tremendous zing to the brew, likely well-assisted by the hibiscus blossoms. The lip-puckering tartness of the goji berry/hibiscus was a familiar flavor, however, tasting very similarly to other berry tisanes. The berry-citrus combination was, in my opinion, the best attribute of this tea and the element that makes it stand out from other berry blend tisanes. The lemongrass serves to sweeten the brew and smooth out the tartness, but manages to do so without overwhelming the palette. In all, I found this to be a uniquely blended tea worth trying, but it loses points for being rather light-bodied.

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