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Yumchaa

Filed under: Uncategorized — January 3, 2013 @ 6:04 pm

Tea.

It’s one of those things I always have to remind myself I actually like.

That’s not so hard now, after my discovery of Yumchaa Regent’s Park green tea.

It was by accident. A cold, dreary October day in London sent me and a friend veering off into a tea house off Tottenham Street, near the Toy Museum we planned to visit.
Needing to warm up, thanks to the vindictiveness of my least favorite sort of weather, I perused the large tea selection. I stopped when I came to one that boasted green tea, papaya, pineapple, strawberry, raspberry and rose petals.

It was the pineapple that got me. I like most food items with pineapple.

So, try it I did.

I’m not one to doctor my tea with milk and sugar, except very occasionally, so my first impression was straight up. It was the color of green tea, but much more fragrant. As you might expect, it has a fruity, perfume-y nose, but delicate, not overpowering. I was hooked on my first sip. It was lightly sweet. First, the taste of green tea, then the fruit. The taste of pineapple lingered longest on my tongue—a perfect finish as far as I’m concerned.

I stood up and walked straight back to the register to buy a whole bag, which, since returning to the states, I’ve been slowly nursing. With the cold securely upon us now, I suspect my little 100g bag may not last the winter.

But that’s what the internet is for, is it not?

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