Friday, September 28, 2012

Three new bottled teas

If only there were a Whole Foods nearby, I'd probably shop there at least every other day. One day this week I got to have lunch at a Whole Foods in Atlanta, and again I loaded up my salad bowl with their fresh greens and my current vegetable addiction, edamame. Love that stuff! But even more than that, I absolutely adore the humongous selection of bottled teas at Whole Foods. I had one with my lunch and got two more to try at home later.

My lunchtime choice was POM Pomegranate Lychee Green Tea, which the company describes as "gently brewed green tea enhanced with the delicate flavor of sweet lychee and the antioxidant power of pomegranate." I'm not sure why I was drawn to this tea, because I usually find pomegranate teas overly tart, but this one was awesome. It had just a subtle taste of pomegranate, and I suppose the lychee was what gave this such a complex, sophisticated taste. I saved some of it so I could take it home to photograph, and I will definitely be buying this tea again!

My fall allergies have had me on a honey kick lately, but most honey flavored teas I've tried did not, in fact, taste like honey. And although honey in an iced tea is not generally a favorite flavor, I was curious to see if this Argo Carolina Honey tea tasted like the honey and lemon as promised. It did, I am happy to report!

Finally, from Numi comes this bottled Peach Pu-erh Tea. Since I like peach-flavored anything and I greatly enjoy puerhs, I thought this would be my favorite but it was not. I found it bitter and so unpleasant tasting that I could not actually finish the bottle, and I'll usually try anything once. I must mention, though, that this is the first Numi tea I have not liked, so I'll stick to their hot teas in the future. And that's all until my next trip to Whole Foods!

7 comments:

Kiffer said...

I live about 20 minutes away from Whole Foods. I love shopping there. I also enjoy their tea selection.

Christy said...

Dear Angela,

Thank you so very much for my planner.

I did leave a post about it on my blog several day ago.

We have a Whole Foods very close to us so should visit a little more often just for the goodies.

Always enjoy reading your Tea Blog.

Christy
Lil Bit Brit

Marilyn said...

Thanks for the review. When I saw the Numi tea my first thought was I am not sure I would like a Pu-erh tea cold. Your review answered that thought. Check to see if the Whole Foods has the sparkling white jasmine tea in a tall bottle, it is delicious but expensive. I have only found it here and only buy it for a special party.

Joy said...

Two out of three isn't bad! I love to visit Whole Foods, it is a treat.

parTea lady said...

Wish there was a Whole Foods near me. I did shop at Fresh Market (similar) here in Hilton Head and enjoyed that. Came away with Belgium chocolate, mixed olives, artisan bread and lots of other goodies.

loralie said...

whew! at first glance I thought POM was selling their teas half-full. :-)

Ginger said...

We just got a Whole Foods kind of near me (closer than the previous one of several hours away). I can't wait to check it out.