Review: Tiesta Tea Fruity Pebbles

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Thumbs up!"The mix of tropical fruit flavors is just short of divine and makes for a wonderfully smooth and refreshing tea, whether taken iced or hot."
Vanessa’s Teaview: 8/10
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My review of Tiesta Tea's Fruity pebbles tea must first start with a statement about how I strongly dislike their approach to marketing teas under non-intuitive categories rather than the standard categories based on tea base and/or flavors involved. It make it very hard to shop for teas because you cannot search teas by the tea type, meaning you are left to guess if a specific tea or blend would classify as a "slenderizer tea", an "immunity tea", or other such categories. It took me a few minutes to locate Fruity Pebbles, which is described as sencha tea mixed with pineapple, strawberry and passionfruit. However, the ingredients list presents a disparity in what is presented in the previous description, as the fruit flavors listed in the ingredients are papaya (not passionfruit), pineapple, and strawberry. Furthermore, while the description mentions this as a Sencha tea, the ingredients list indicates that this tea also contains white tea (Pai Mu Dan) and Chinese green tea (Lung Ching, or dragonwell). This is a fairly impressive mix of teas, and I am pretty sure that I have not encountered this mix of green and white teas before, either standing alone or as the base for a flavored blend. This tea was a 2008 World Tea Champion and I must say that after sampling this tea, I can see why this would win accolades and awards. I have not always been a fan of fruit-flavored green teas as I find that the sugary sweet fruit flavors often clash with the earthy tea flavors, but this blend is done right in that the green and white tea leaves used are the perfect blend. They are not too earthy, are rather mild, and with just a hint of sweetness to complement the fruit flavors. The mix of tropical fruit flavors is just short of divine and makes for a wonderfully smooth and refreshing tea, whether taken iced or hot. I think the Fruity Pebbles name actually sells this tea short and misrepresents what this tea is really about; when I think of Fruit Pebbles I think overly sweet and artificially flavored, whereas this tea has a very natural flavor and is just sweet enough without being overly so. This is a fruit-flavored green tea blend that I would highly recommend because it shows evidence of careful blending and uses natural flavors and ingredients to achieve a well-crafted flavor.

— To purchase Tiesta Tea Fruity Pebbles, 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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    I agree with you 100% about their website. I probably miss out on some great teas but I refuse to review or purchase a tea that I can’t easily find on a site. Whatever happened to a simple search function?

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