This dragon fruit and marigold green tea is from Thes de la Pagode, a French tea company. Since I had the tea bag and loose tea, I decided to try them both side-by-side. Illustrated above are both which you can see in the second picture that the one on the right is a full leaf tea whereas the one on the left has some tea dust. You will see that tea dust in the brewed cup.
As the tea brews, you can see the cup on the right-hand side, the full leaf tea occupies more of the cup since the whole leaves are expanding while the broken tea leaves and dust will take up less room. There are also more bubbles forming at the top of the full leaf tea which is a natural chemical reaction.
With this tea, the marigold petals are easily seen both before and after brewing. This is something that I love in tea companies, the ability to see the ingredients as much as possible. As expected, the smell of the dry tea was a mix of floral and fruit.
When prepared, the taste and smell of the green tea was medicinal or, said another way, a bit bitter. It overwhelmed the flavor and was more pronounced in loose leaf tea.
That being said, not all green tea is bitter which you will see with another green tea from this company, their Gunpowder Green Tea.
About Thes de la Pagode
Thes de la Pagode is a French tea company by the region of Rennes. The name translates to teas of the pagoda. The company produces a variety of herbal and caffeinated teas. They also sell other items such as tea wares.
Dragon Fruit Green Tea Blend Flavors
- Sencha green tea
- Organic Chun Mee green tea
- Extract of dragon fruit
- Marigold petals
Number of Infusions
I would suggest 1 to 2.