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drank Berried Treasure by Tea Source
255 tasting notes

Thanks to MeghannM I had the opportunity to sample this tea. The black tea looks promising with the dried berries and the peppercorns, but there was not much of an aroma. I guess that unless the peppercorns are at least somewhat broken, they may be there only for decorative effect or to provide the smallest nuance of flavour.

The brewed tea is another example of what I would call a “pleasant” tea. A “pleasant” tea is certainly better than the average tea-bag but does not really stand out as a memorable experience. This tea certainly has some berry taste and perhaps a shade of piquancy but it’s no better than adequate. The more I drink tea, the more I realize that there’s no reason to settle for adequate when there are so many exceptional teas out there.

This might be worthy of a try for fans of strawberry for an afternoon refreshment.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
LadyLondonderry

Life’s too short for merely “pleasant” tea! :) If I drove, I would have that made into a bumper sticker.

Dan

I agree completely, there is no reason to settle for pleasant teas. I only order pleasant teas once, the exceptional teas get ordered again and again.

Meghann M

I’m starting to think that the teas I chose from teasource weren’t the best I could have chosen. They are all “pleasant” teas, nothing is stand outish, nothing that would bring me back to the store again. I just was hoping to find something wonderful tucked away near my birthplace in MN. Sadly, nothing strikes my fancy.

Ricky

Buried treasures eh? I’m running across a lot of teas with great names today.

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LadyLondonderry

Life’s too short for merely “pleasant” tea! :) If I drove, I would have that made into a bumper sticker.

Dan

I agree completely, there is no reason to settle for pleasant teas. I only order pleasant teas once, the exceptional teas get ordered again and again.

Meghann M

I’m starting to think that the teas I chose from teasource weren’t the best I could have chosen. They are all “pleasant” teas, nothing is stand outish, nothing that would bring me back to the store again. I just was hoping to find something wonderful tucked away near my birthplace in MN. Sadly, nothing strikes my fancy.

Ricky

Buried treasures eh? I’m running across a lot of teas with great names today.

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I really love big, bold, brash teas. Smokiness enthralls me. I don’t seem to do subtle.
I don’t do rooibos.

My rating system:
0-30:
Never again in a hundred million years

31-55: This tea probably has some redeeming qualities but I won’t would not seek it out again.

56-70:
Shows some promise but also has a fundamental flaw. I probably owe these a second taste but am unmotivated.

71-80:
Good with at least one strong quality; I probably would not buy it but would drink it cheerfully.

81-90: Worthy contenders; they might be ranked 100 on somebody’s else’s scale. I like them a lot but have not fallen in love. Will probably buy and use.

91-95: These are the true loves, the chosen ones, the ones I dream about and crave. Unless they are in a limited edition—la! how you tease me!—I will always keep in my cupboard.

96-100: I cannot be separated from these teas and would develop a panic attack if I were to run out.

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