About This Tea
Ingredients: Green tea, rhubarb pieces & rose petals
Brewing Technique: 85°C, 30 seconds
A fruity, sticky sweet kind of smell. Think; fruit salad sweets, rhubarb and custard and mouth-wateringly sour, fruity notes.
I’ve had Rosey Rhubarb a few times now and it’s safe to say this is one of my favourite blends from Bruu. The green tea, adds a minor grassy under note, but nothing too detectable because the predominant flavour in this, you may not be surprised to read, is rhubarb; a slightly unusual ingredient and something I’ve not encountered previously (please feel free to comment below if you’ve seen a rhubarb blend elsewhere). However, it works so, so well, to implement a fruity, sour flavour with a slightly creamy finish.
Unlike, some green teas, when brewed for a little longer than the suggested time, the flavour is retained, rather than spoiled. To avoid spoiling with bitter notes, just don’t steep for longer than 2 minutes. Unfortunately, when the leaves are twice steeped the rhubarb flavour minimises drastically. However, this allows for the natural green tea flavours to become known and, for the first time, a minor rose hint can be identified.
Sweet: If you prefer to tone down the sour notes, add a little something to sweeten the flavours. However, do note that due to the rhubarb, this is already a sweet brew. When adding honey I found the tea to be a little too sweet, so would opt for no additional sweeteners.
An excellent blend that should be tried by all who like fruity teas that taste like age old sweets!