When ArtfulTea reached out to me a few months ago, I was excited to partner with them and review some blends they wanted to send me. What stood out most about this New Mexico-based company was their unique flavors, and especially the fact that they had purple tea. In those post I’m going to talk about a few of the kinds of teas they’ve sent me in their sampler, which is a great way to get to know their teas.
The plain purple tea, just comprised of leaves, tastes almost like an oolong — a happy medium between black and green tea.
On its own, the lychee purple leaf steeps to a golden brown hue, and has a sweet and slightly fruity flavor, with a slight earthiness to it. When lemon juice is added, purple teas take on a more rosy color. And the tartness balances out the sweetness of the lychee blend.
Citrus Sonata Oolong
Bright and clean tasting, with a somewhat buttery flavor, Citrus Sonata Oolong is a refreshing afternoon blend. I tasted notes of grapefruit and lemon, which complimented the tea’s flavors really well.
Linda’s Lemon Ginger Green Tea
I love most tea blends with ginger in them, and Linda’s Lemon Ginger Green Tea didn’t not disappoint. Citrusy with a spice to it, this soothing blend tasted like summertime in my cup.
ArtfulTea sent me six blends, and these are just the ones I’ve tried so far, but my first company is that this company offers unique and delicious tea flavors that are accessible to all levels of tea drinkers.
Let me know in the comments which of these teas you’d most want to try!