Tea Forte’s Skin Smart (3 of 5)

18 Dec

…and back again! Thing got rough and busy – again. Lost my power adapters for my camera. Favorite cat died a terrible death from kidney failure. Stuff like that. Not enough tea in the world for that one. But enough about my holidays. I hope all of you are having a great holiday season, drinking all sorts of tea and chilling with family and friends. With a little bit of a break today, I’m totally jumping on the chance to continue with the blog. Tea Forte’s Honey Yuzu is up!

I have no idea what a yuzu is though, so let’s check that out. Cause knowledge is power!

“The yuzu (Citrus ichangensis × C. reticulata, formerly C. junos Siebold ex. Tanaka; Japanese ユズ, , 柚子 (yuzu); 유자 (yuja) in Korean; from Chinese 柚子, yòuzi) is a citrus fruit and plant originating in East Asia. It is believed to be a hybrid of sour mandarin and Ichang papeda. The fruit looks a bit like a very small grapefruit with an uneven skin, and can be either yellow or green depending on the degree of ripeness. Yuzu fruits, which are very aromatic, typically range between 5.5 and 7.5 cm in diameter, but can be as large as a grapefruit (up to 10 cm or larger).” – Wikipedia

Okay then.

Dry: Smells like honey and a slight citrus note. That must be the yuzu. Not too much of a surprise.

Brewing: Standard Tea Bag, 1 bag/8oz, “almost boiling”, 4min (since the first one was a bit weak at 3min)

Aroma: Not too aromatic. A bit citrusy.

Flavor: Meh. An unimpressive display of honey and citrus. It’s not awful. Just nothing special.

What: Honey Yuzu by Tea Forte
Type: Green Tea, Flavored
Cost: $6.00/16 bags ($0.38/bag)
Cost per Cup: $0.38
Resteeps: 1
Tea Score: 54 – Meh. There are brief sips where I think it might get better, but they’re few and far between the MEH.
Cupboard Score: 50 – Like the other two, I would never buy it. If it was a gift, I’d drink it.

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