Recently I received a press release and samples of a new product that sounded intriguing, this SereniTea green tea in single serving liquid packets.
According to the company, "SereniTea is harvested three times per year at the peak of freshness from the coveted Wuyi Mountains of China, and is made from the finest whole tea leaves. Once the leaves are dried through the patented extract process, they yield a rich liquid that when mixed with water provides consumers with an innovative beverage unlike any other on the market. A great option for the health-conscious, SereniTea is USDA certified organic and possesses double the antioxidants of a regular steeped tea due to its concentrated properties."
The single serve packets are obviously great for enjoying tea on the go, but I'm afraid I just didn't care for the taste. I tried it cold and it was so-so. Not bad, not too astringent, but it just didn't taste like much of anything. I tried making it with a smaller amount of water, thinking perhaps the taste would develop, but that didn't work either. I tried the tea hot and got the faintest, merest hint of something reminiscent of a woodsy oolong, but that was it. Again, the flavor just wasn't there. While I rather like the idea behind this product, which would be especially useful while traveling, the flavor was a disappointment. If you've tried this new tea yourself, please let me know what you thought!