One of the new companies I’ve discovered is The Persimmon Tree® Tea Company. From the name I thought they would only have a few teas based from dried persimmons, but they are a full-grown company that has many teas!
About The Persimmon Tree®
The Persimmon Tree®, whose mission is to “enrich people’s lives through the pleasure of tea” (a motto I can get on board with) is a little different than most other tea companies I’ve encountered.
Their teas are “hand-blended and organically grown”, but some are also fair trade which makes me feel even better while sipping on them. They also have an emphasis on the health benefits of tea, as well on the sustainability of the tea process because their “passion is to instigate and experience positive change through the simple things.”
I don’t usually reach for lychee teas because they can be too astringent. This one is just right. It’s pleasantly juicy and fruity without tasting artificial orfloral. It is clean and the two stars (lychee and black tea) really shine through.
I would highly recommend this tea for those that have been burned by off-putting lychee flavored teas. I can’t find anything wrong with this tea and I enjoy drinking it. I love when teas that smell good have a matching taste, which this does.
This tea is more floral and delicate than the lychee burst. The first taste and smell is the green tea and jasmine. The end of the sip is sweet from the passion fruit. I could see this getting a little astringent if overbrewed, but I brewed it just right & it tastes well balanced.
Disclaimer: I was given these teas by The Persimmon Tree to review. All opinions and thoughts are my own.