This tea has a lot of potential, and I expect to up the rating at some point. I actually feel like I was just unlucky with it: I went and bought 50g of it, and when I made a big teapot of it this morning, I couldn’t help but notice that everything my spoon seemed to be able to find in the bag was dried fruits. I mean, that’s not a bad thing, but where’s the black tea?! What I have in my bag looks nothing like the picture, I actually counted 2 small tea leaves in 5 teaspoons total. I assume that this being a new tea, their big tin was full at the store and the tea had all slipped to the bottom, leaving me with lots of fruits and no black tea.
Anyway, even without much black tea, cranberry and pear sounds like a pretty good combination, and it is. Without any surprise, it tasted very fruity, with hints of tartness and a natural sweetness. Definitely yummy, but somewhat empty; the body seemed only half-filled with this great fruitiness, and half-filled with… well the taste of water. I assume that the black is what is supposed to complete the first half, and I’m sure the combination would actually be great. I’ll add some myself to go through the rest of this bag of dried fruits and see how it ends up. I might re-rate after I feel like I had a proper experience of what this tea is supposed to be.