Review: Tiesta Tea Fruity Pebbles

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Thumbs up!"Some like it hot, some like it cold... I happen to like it both ways."
Chelsy’s Teaview: 10/10
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The first time that I prepared this tea it was in the iced form. I put three cups of water into a pitcher with three teaspoons and left it in the refrigerator overnight and straining it early in the morning. (Sencha teas should be allowed less time before straining during an overnight brew because they are a bit more water soluble and therefore more pungent as the steep time is lengthened).

There are a few differences between the chemical contents of cold brewed tea and hot brewed tea. Typically, less tannins are released in cold brewed tea. Tannins are the biomolecules that make teas bitter and astringent, and they are generally not good things to consume either because they can inhibit digestion of some organic compounds. There are also more amino acids (which are the building blocks of proteins), including L-Theanine, released in cold brew tea. Less caffeine is extracted from the tea leaves during cold brewed tea- which could be a good or bad thing depending on your angle.

The tea itself was obviously very fruity, but the fruit was less distinct than in a hot brew. The sencha and pai mu tan really came out in the flavours between and holding up the fruity inputs. There was a lot of life between the mingling of the tea and fruit that made the flavours such that nothing was in the background or a base, but every aspect of the flavour was pouncing about in the mouth, echoing and being forgotten only long enough to experience another aspect. In the hot brew the flavour is not warped into a less regal taste, but the individual bites of fruit are more distinguished in themselves. Where you have "fruit punch" in the cold brew, you have pineapple then passion fruit then strawberry come out in the hot brew. An impressive balancing feat has been made to enjoy in fruity pebbles.

— 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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