Review: TeaGschwendner Pitta

Blue Mallow Tea, Cardamom Tea, Lemongrass Tea, Licorice Root Tea, Mint Tea, Raspberry Tea, Rose Tea, TeaGschwendner Add comments
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Thumbs up!"This tea offers a really smooth herbal experience. The mint and lemongrass are delicately balanced so that you actually get to taste each distinct flavor, without one becoming the dominant flavor."
Vanessa’s Teaview: 8.5/10
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teagpitta.jpgWith this being perhaps my third or fourth review of a TeaGschwendner product, I can say that the only non-positive thing I have to say about this company is that I find the spelling and pronunciation of their name to be difficult! This review is for their herbal tea blend named Pitta, which is a blend of lemon grass, mint, raspberry leaves, cardamom, licorice, mallow petals and rose petals. At first glance, I thought this herbal blend would fall victim to being overloaded with too many ingredients. Thankfully, I was wrong. This tea offers a really smooth herbal experience. The mint and lemongrass are delicately balanced so that you actually get to taste each distinct flavor, without one becoming the dominant flavor. The cardamom is just barely present, to offer a slight spicy kick. Thankfully, the cardamom is not harsh enough to overwhelm the taste buds, as has often happened in other cardamom blends I have tried. From what I could taste, the mallow petals and rose petals did not really influence the flavor of this tea, but they sure did a number on the color! As soon as I added boiling water to the blend, the liquid took on a neon greenish-blue color that might otherwise only be seen in a beaker at a mad scientist's laboratory. Thankfully, the color of the liquid became much more muted as the steeping process continued, and in the end, the brewed tea was a more palatable yellowish-green color. I already said it once, but I will say it again: this tea is really smooth. After just a few sips, I was won over by this one. I am currently sampling it as a hot tea, but because the mint and lemongrass offer such clean and crisp flavors, I imagine this will be fantastic as an iced tea. This tea was a top 5 finalist in the mint blend category at the 2008 World Tea Championship, and it really isn't hard to see why. The mint and lemongrass blend together seemingly effortlessly to produce a comforting and refreshing cup of tea.

— To purchase TeaGschwendner Pitta, 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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