Viridian Tea Company – Elmwood Tea Blend

Time for Tea Please?

Thanks to the lovely Kimberly the owner of the Viridian Tea Company to sending me some of her to try all the way from the USA!

IMG_7262 I love trying new teas from anywhere in the world , especially those from countries I’ve not yet been too.

Kimberly started the Viridian Tea Company through her love for tea, being able to create her own tea blends. Her teas have a unique twist where each blend has a background story and are made with love and attention. To find out more hit the link!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/ViridianTeaCompany

Today I’m going to get sipping on Elmwood Tea Blend.

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The background for this tea blend is that it’s named after the Elmwood Cemetery, which is a historical cemetery located in Memphis, Tennessee!

For the Elmwood Tea Blend the tea consists of assam tea, dried elderberries and hibiscus.

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Upon opening the tea pouch you are engulfed with the rich earthy tones of the assam with sweet fruity notes from the elderberries and the hibiscus.

Let’s get brewing !

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I love loose leaf tea especially when you can pick out the ingredients you want more of e.g. More elderberries or more assam. Plus there’s always something magical about the way it expands.

While brewing the aroma doesn’t overly change from its dry state. Which always makes me happy. The brewed liquid as to be expected is of a dark brown colour in nature.

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First sip was tealicious. I wasn’t overly sure what to expect from this tea blend with the flavour combinations working a long side an Assam tea. Like its aroma the tea tastes rich and earthy. With an almost every other sip sort of combination of fruity floral hints, bringing an extra level to the tea. Assam is known for its malty flavour and the use of this within the tea blend is perfect, especially as the base for the tea blend. The use of the hibiscus and the elderberries adds an almost delicate sweetness to the tea which takes the bitterness off of the Assam without needing to add anything sweet wise to it. Making it a perfect afternoon blend.

Happy Sipping 🙂

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