Starfruit reminds me of the winter holidays. I love the way the starfruit tartness blends with the mango and papaya. It lingers so lightly on the tongue. Delicate sour notes of the starfruit cling to the outside of the tongue while the rich deeper fruity sweetness of the mango and papaya dance for a moment in the center disappearing gracefully. When served iced, this tea also holds up very nicely highlighting more of the light and bright notes of the mango and papaya in the forefront while the starfruit hits you with a butterfly kiss of tartness.
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Starfruit (carambola), mango and papaya blended with delicious green tea. The radiant “stars” and flakes in combination with golden fruit cubes and orange peel dominate the visual aspect of this blend. Though these fruits are generally considered tropical summer favorites, the starfruit harvest season peaks in fruit production during August through September and December through February, making this a golden choice for the winter. Expand your pallet and explore the beauty of the starfruit this winter.
If serving this iced, consider using an extra 1 1/2 teaspoon of tea for every 6 – 8 ounces of water to provide more flavor. Melting ice will dilute the blend.
Green tea (55 %), mango cubes (mango, sugar), orange peel, mango flakes, freeze-dried starfruit slices, freeze-dried mango cubes, flavoring, safflower
(1 1/2 tsp (6 gr) to 6-8 oz water)
2 - 3 minutes 176°F
Number of Western Infusions: 1