Swapped with GiggleGoddess for this one. Huckleberries remind me of Montana, which reminds me of home (Montana will always be home to me), so I had to try this tea.
This tea has a very strong and malty black base. The huckleberry flavor is very slight, just enough to add a touch of sweetness to the tea. This is perfectly alright with me.
My husband on the other hand, does not like this tea. He says he can’t detect the berry flavor and that it tastes like unsweetened Lipton to him. I don’t think he’s tried (m)any other black teas, so Lipton is his only grounds for comparison. I’m also pretty sure that he has impaired taste and smell. His teas need to be loud and flavorful. He used to drink Lipton iced tea with a pound of sugar (according to southern tradition) and since being introduced to other teas through me, he favors strong cinnamon, mint and various overly-flavored varieties. After drinking this tea for a while, he added that it was bitter and acidic. I’m not too surprised by our difference of opinion. I like me an acidic cup of dark roast coffee and he has to ‘pollute’ his with a bunch of creamer. yuck! So it’s no wonder that our taste for tea matches accordingly :)
ETA: I suggested to him that he try adding milk to it, but he says that milk/cream doesn’t work for him in tea the way it does in coffee. Oh well.