Review: Capital Teas Fountain of Youth Acai White Tea

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Thumbs up!"The tart-floral hibiscus flavor is what comes through first, with softer and sweet fruity tones rounding off the sip. The mixture of flowers, fruits, and leaves makes for a somewhat odd medicinal flavor that seems exaggerated at hot temperatures. "
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This blend consists of white tea, acai, apple, hibiscus, blackberry leaf, and red currants. The white tea leaves are fluffy and voluminous. The pieces of fruit are abundant and quite large. Although it is not listed on the ingredients list, I am fairly certain that there are several pieces of pineapple in my blend too. Following the Capital Teas recommendations, I used 175-degree water and a three minute infusion. The tea is pale colored and has a very botanical aroma. Although very light-bodied, this tea does have a rather strong flavor. The tart-floral hibiscus flavor is what comes through first, with softer and sweet fruity tones rounding off the sip. The mixture of flowers, fruits, and leaves makes for a somewhat odd medicinal flavor that seems exaggerated at hot temperatures. I drank quite a bit of this tea as a hot drink, but I really wasn't digging it, primarily because I personally am not a huge fan of hibiscus. I put some of the tea in my refrigerator to cool and came back later to sample it again. I have to say that I much preferred this as an iced tea, as the hibiscus seems less intense and the other fruity flavors are more noticeable. As an iced tea, it is quite refreshing and offers a nice balance of sweet and tart flavors. Additionally, that medicinal essence I noted earlier seems to be far less noticeable. For me, the tart flavors just didn't work well in hot tea form.
No matter how much I try, I have yet to reach the point where I absolutely love flavored white teas. But as far as flavored white teas go, this is a pretty good offering. Note that if you don't like hibiscus, then you probably won't love this one. I enjoyed this tea enough, although I would have loved to see how this blend would taste if the hibiscus was not included in the mix.

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