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Marani: Exotic Green

September 1, 2010

Today’s Tea: Marani by Tea Gschwendner

Sipped by: caclob

The weather is confused, half the time thinking that it’s summer, with its gorgeous blue skies and bright sun, and the other half thinking that its November with massive amounts of rain.  So a nice green tea with hints of the exotic fits the weather perfectly.  Marani is a blend of green tea, sunflower blossoms, rose blossoms, cornflower blossoms, and some flavoring (which I would bet is pineapple).  How could that be a better blend of summer and fall (or autumn, to my British friends who keep on commenting that fall is an action, not a time of year)?  I got this as a free sample from TeaGschwendner, and I decided this would be the right time to test it out.

The scent of the tea leaves is very pineapple, with the background note of strong green tea.  The recommended steep time is 2 minutes (since it’s an aromatic green tea); however, I was unaware this when I made it, and let it steep for a good 5 minutes.  The tea was a good strong green tea.  The pineapple note was still evident by smell, but not strongly noted while drinking.  The flowers did add a lightness and freshness not always found in green tea, so that was a nice addition.

Conclusion: The tea is a nice transition tea for those times of year that tea has a hard time matching the weather.  The taste is lightly exotic, but solid.

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