This tea was sent to me as a sample from the Free Tea Club from The Tropical Tea Co. Register for free and have a tea sample sent to you every 2 weeks!
This tea has an absolutely amazing aroma – in fact, that’s what first caught my attention about this tea – the tropical fragrance of this tea was strong enough to smell outside of the envelope! I was immediately eager to try this tea with it’s alluring fragrance!
Tropical Tea Co. describes this tea as:
This a one of a kind tea with a HP-AT Rating (High Polyphenol Antioxidant Tea) at 7.5%-8.95%. With a base gunpowder green tea and hints of Pomegranate and Hibiscus this tea is very refreshing. It is a great tea served hot and should only be steeped at 175 degrees for about 2min. 45sec.
Tropical Tea Company specializes in island flavored gourmet iced and hot drinks in a variety of flavors of tropical tea, from herbal to exotic. Including specialty tropical teas such as White Tea, Green Tea, Oolong Tea, Black Tea, Rooibos, Chai, Herbal , English, Estate, and Botanical Teas. Tropical Tea Company also offers a great selection of tea pots, tea ware and accessories.
Honestly, I’m not sure about the HP-AT rating, I couldn’t actually find any information on the internet about HP-AT ratings, and a google search produced no results at all – so I can’t say anything about the 7.5%-8.95% part, but I can say that both Pomegranate and Hibiscus are very high in antioxidants, so this is a very healthy tea!
The gunpowder green tea base is a very high quality green tea, and has the lovely smoky flavor typical of most gunpowder green teas. It’s taste is extremely smooth, with lush tropical overtones. The tangy flavor of hibiscus really compliments the sweet juicy pomegranate. Overall a very lovely tropical green tea blend that I think would make an especially wonderful iced tea for the summer as well!
I have to tell you that I adore this company, and the more I read about them, the more I fall in love. Right now the Tropical Tea Company has partnered up with the Water Is Life Foundation ( www.waterislife.com) who has had invented a filtered straw that can hang around the neck of child and will filter out 99.9% of all the bad things in water that causes illness. The Tropical Tea Company is offering these straws for the cost of $10 it takes to make them and ship them for purchase on their website, and that straw will get shipped directly to needy folks in 3rd world countries. And if you purchase a straw, The Tropical Tea Co. will send you a FREE 2oz. bag of Tropical Tea Co’s. House Blend, which is a White Coconut Crème tea. MMMMMmmm!
***Update: After writing this post, the more I read, the more I couldn’t resist! I bought a water straw from the Tropical Tea Co. website to be donated to a needy African child, and also purchased 2 oz of the wonderful-looking Tropical Fire Black Tea while I was there!***