I could literally sit and sniff this tea all day long – Pomegranate Mojito Tea from Zest Tea.
A smell reminiscent of my childhood (not that I drank mojitos as a child!) – more that it reminds me of the penny bubblegum I used to get from the corner shop. Sweet, slightly minty, and really fruity.
I’ve got an obsession with lifting the cylindrical aluminium tin up and taking a deep breath, it brings back so many memories.
Nostalgia aside, brewing this tea instantly creates a lovely light green colour in the water – almost like a light elderflower presse. This pays homage once again to the tea’s Summery, fruity vibe.
On taking the first sip, wow! These guys really know how to blend a good tea.
Light, minty, fruity – the Green Tea flavour comes through in the drinking, unlike its absence from the smell. Giving a lovely, fresh, clean undertone to the tea.
It’s like a sequence of flavours with this blend, they don’t all hit your mouth at the same time. First, it’s the citrus notes that hit your tongue, then as you swallow you get the clean, aromatic tones of the Young Hyson green tea, followed-up by the fresh aftertaste and invigorating mouthfeel of the peppermint. A true marriage of perfect flavours – one I would imagine to work well in iced format aswell as a hot brew.
As always with Zest Tea, they add caffeine to give you that kick! So it’s the perfect, invigorating replacement to the regular morning ‘cup of Joe’ – plus with the L-Theanine, you avoid the crash that you often experience with coffee.
Here’s what Zest Tea themselves have to say about this blend:
At Zest, we start every morning with a Mojito. This aromatic blend of young hyson green tea, peppermint, lime, and pomegranate will bring back memories of lounging on a beach, or maybe whatever memories you have left of college. Either way, our Pomegranate Mojito Green Tea is an amazingly refreshing blend, great for any time of day.
And I think I might just follow suit with a mojito each morning too! Of the tea variety, of course.