|"There's a gum ball in it! I exclaimed as a bright, blue gumball fell into my on-the-go French press tea tumbler."|
There’s a gum ball in it! I exclaimed as a bright, blue gumball fell into my on-the-go French press tea tumbler. I love the Necessiteas, especially on instagram – I’ve made two of Linsey’s clean chocolate desserts she’s posted – and it’s fun to see the tea making process in full swing. Bubblegum is one that totally intrigued me, the juxtaposition of colors in the tea sample is beautiful reds, greens and even a bit of blue surrounded my gumball in the bag.
What I was concerned with is that this tea would taste like bubblegum toothpaste. Luckily, it did not. Though, I wonder if it may cross that threshold if sweetener is added. The bubble gum flavor of the tea is bright and delicate, I almost imagine myself sipping on a lightly rose colored tea, though it’s green. The sweetness of the gumball is what hits you first and really settles into the midpalate, the finish is rather warming and creamy. When the tea is swished around the palate, the gum ball flavor really shines and reminds you that this is quite a full bodied tea. I’m sure it would be great iced, but I can’t bring myself to do it right now as I watch 3-5 inches of snow fall outside my office window.
I’ve followed the Necessiteas for a number of years, and watching the company grow is a great thing to see. As Linsey creates all of her tea blends herself, everyone is sure that there are no pesticides, artificial additives, or any of the other terrifying chemicals that I’ve read about being found in tea. Recently, she’s been selling out of her teas and I can only imagine it is for this very reason. In a world of mass produced, it’s great to have a high quality tea company that’s committed to healthful teas.
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