Tea Selection: Grapefruit
Name: Single Origin Tea
Location: Retail: Dallas, Texas.
Tea Company Comments taken from their webpage:
Single Origin Teas was founded on the hope of bringing some of this subtlety and diversity to our fellow tea lovers: thus we provide high quality teas from specific locations at a reasonable price. While we tend to focus on loose leaf rather than tea bags, the bottom line comes down to the fact that tea should be enjoyed however you like. Our other main focus is on ethically sourced tea. We proudly support small tea growers in their sustainable practices. We directly source our tealeaves allowing for maximum transparency from grower to consumer.
Single Origin Teas is a family operated business that sources many of its teas from trips around the world. We only sell quality teas that represent the character of the region in which they are produced. You may notice that some regions are better represented than others, and we may be biased toward these teas and know more about them! But our list is constantly changing, as we too get introduced to new, exciting teas, and are always learning!
Read more about Single Origin Teas on their website: Single Origin Teas.
These are common instructions for brewing teas, however if the company suggests other brewing I will include it in the review section.
Time and Temperature Guide:
Tea Temperature Minutes
Black 95°C / 205°F 3 – 5
Oolong/White 85°C / 185°F 3 – 4
Green/Yellow 80°C / 176°F 2 – 3
Herbal/Tisanes. 100°C / 212°F 5 – 15
** As always stated by My Tea Vault, we think you should enjoy tea the way you like it, I like mine very strong with no sweetener, these are just guidelines and I suggest you use the guideline then adjust for your own tastes.
COSTS: $7.50 / 2 ounces
Price may vary according to the amount purchased.
From Single Origin Teas: Grapefruit rind and essence mixed with a rich Chinese black tea makes an excellent blend for our grapefruit tea. With little astringency due to the citrus, grapefruit tea makes a delicious breakfast tea. Pieces of white grapefruit gives this flavored tea a beautiful appearance and a lovely aroma. We find that this Grapefruit tea makes an excellent alternative to Earl Grey. The exotic taste of the grapefruit blends perfectly with the tea to create a highly aromatic cup of tea!
(We are proud to source this tea from Anteaques in Edinburgh, Scotland)
Prior to brew: Absolute grapefruit scent strong but not overpowering.
Brewed: This tea has a deep Amber liquor
Scent: Sweet scent not so much of a citrus.
Flavor: Beautiful mix of new flavors. It’s a nice soft flavor of grapefruit and a beautiful combination of black tea.
Sentiments: Not a fan of grapefruit so I wondered how I would like this tea, I really enjoyed it, that grapefruit flavor was more of a citrus which really added to the body of the tea.
My Tea Vault score values of 1-10 (10 being the best): “9”.
Till next sip…