Review: Dream Tea Boutique Forsman Tea Organic Pear Sencha

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Its OK"I was afraid this might be another tea that ended up tasting like a jolly rancher candy. Thankfully, it was not! It has a nice strong pear flavor, but it wasn't candy like and it has a lovely floral background of jasmine."
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Dream Tea Boutique online tea store specializes in premium loose leaf teas and gourmet tea gift baskets. They offer a good selection of Forsman loose leaf teas. Most are flavored teas with some very unique flavor blends. They offer quite a few black teas and green teas and several white teas, oolong, rooibos and herbal blends.

I always appreciate an organic tea! This organic tea is a green sencha flavored with pear and jasmine. The leaves are medium sized and the dry tea smells very strongly of pear.

There are no brewing instructions on the website, so for my first cup, I used fresh water and brought right up to 176 degrees F. I let it steep 2 min. It made a nice light green tea that smelled sweet.

I was afraid this might be another tea that ended up tasting like a jolly rancher candy. Thankfully, it was not! It has a nice strong pear flavor, but it wasn't candy like and it has a lovely floral background of jasmine. I was able to get three steeps out of this, adding a minute to the brewing time for each cup. The pear flavor was gone after the first cup, but the jasmine, though more subdued, was present in all three cups.

I found that this tea was not as sweet as a sencha should be, so the next time I made this tea, I only heated the water to 155-160 degrees F. I think this improved the flavor of the sencha.

I also want to add that I made iced tea with this tea and really enjoyed it. I put four teaspoons of tea in a 4 cup measuring cup. I heated the water and steeped it for 2 min and then strained the tea into a container. I did this again 2 more times, increasing the steeping time by a minute each time. When cooled, and served over ice, the pear flavor is very minor and the jasmine takes the forefront of flavor. Pear and jasmine are a really unique pair of flavors and I really enjoyed this iced tea.

I didn't find this to be my very favorite sencha, but it was a nice tea. It's gentle floral scent and flavor pairs nicely with the fruitiness of the pear and the sweetness of the sencha green tea.

— To purchase Dream Tea Boutique Forsman Tea Organic Pear Sencha, 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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