Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Simpson & Vail, Blue Mist

Simpson & Vail Description:
Blue Mist Tea is a blend of Jackfruit (a fruit from India with an aroma of banana and pineapple), Apricot and Mango black teas that brews to a deep amber cup with a sweet, fresh fruit aroma and taste. It’s the perfect cup for summer days when the tastes and aromas of fresh fruit are so prevalent around us. Try it hot or iced!

Ingredients: Black teas, cornflower petals, marigold petals and flavoring.

Brew tea at 212º – steep for 3 minutes.

Price: $6.40/4oz

My Review:
Another from a tea friend – thanks! The leaf is kind of pretty to look at with the blue cornflower and marigold petals. There is also some white or silver colored something in there. This reminds me of  Della Terra mellow mango, because, well, its mellow and tastes of mango. This really is a very light flavored tea. I think sweetener is a must if you want to bring the fruit flavor out. When a tea is this subtle it needs to be really complex to draw you in. This is ok but not great.

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  1. I wonder if jackfruit tastes like pawpaw, from your neck of the woods. I always thought pawpaw tasted like mango/banana. Have you had them? Yummy!

  2. My grandmother had a pawpaw tree in her yard. the only one I have ever seen. Unfortunately, it was so many years ago I don't recall the taste. I'll have to ask my mom. I am sure she will remember fondly eating them.