Persimmon Tree Tea’s Citrus Green Decaf

Decaf tea seemed like a good idea when I ordered it. After it got here, I stared at the packet and wondered what I was thinking. I mean yeah, tea is delicious on its own, but one of the best benefits for me–a tired mom–is the little kick of caffeine that helps me get through the day. So why on earth would I order decaf?

Well, because it looked good, I guess.


It’s an attractive blend, to be sure, and the packet I received had lots of lovely whole leaves that had a wonderful fragrance. A few little pieces of fruit blended in adds a wonderfully sweet citrus aroma.

When it comes to taste, though, I was a little underwhelmed. The citrus flavor isn’t strong enough to be interesting, but it’s just enough to overpower the green tea. And the tea isn’t as flavorful as the pomegranate green mix I love so much; it’s a much grassier sort, with a hint of earthy wood flavor.  The problem is that without a strongly defined citrus flavor or a strongly defined tea flavor, there’s nothing to make this tea blend stand out.

In the future, I’d pass on this one.

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