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This has an initial strong berry sweetness.

The black tea flavor doesn’t have at all the pleasant burnt edge to it like most have… While I love that in some, this tea’s taste is wonderful without it.

The back top of my throat gets a rich round berry black flavor… Hard to describe but full in it’s fell and taste.

It has a green around the inside edge of my gums… Not green tea, green color flavor.

The darkness comes in later, after it starts to cool some and my mouth adjusts to the rest of it’s manner.

This is so nice. On immediate first mouthful this was a WOW for me. From there this review unfolded as I drank bit by bit more.

Am thrilled I got this sample. I’ll be buying more in plan. Mental and here note.

Flavors: Berries, Berry, Green, Round , Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec 4 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Note to those who read my reviews:

I only about a year ago learned I have synesthesia and that is why I’ve always wrote my reviews primarily in colors. Clearly, if you’ve read any recently, that’s still how I write most of the time as that’s still how I best describe flavors. Today I realized that may be worth putting out there for folks who come across my reviews.
Moving on:

Unless otherwise noted, I use 2.25g of tea to 6oz of water for my tastings.

Geeky, vegan, dominant, serious, non-gendered, childfree, eclectic, alternatively-styled, friendly and open-minded are good descriptors of me, I think. Also: extremely introverted, but not at all shy.

I grew up on bag teas, mainly Lipton, at my father’s and great-grandmother’s homes. I loved getting up before everyone else and sitting with a hot cup and reading or watching some quiet tv in the morning.

I didn’t bother much with tea for the years of my teenhood because of no longer seeing either of these people and my mother’s house wasn’t one for tea… more coffee drinkers, instead.

During my adulthood I started drinking it again, but still mostly bag teas like Lipton, Tetley, and some herbal mixes. I enjoyed these but went no further…

…until I was at a restaurant one night and ordered a Darjeeling tea to give it a try.

I fell back in love with tea and have since been trying all sorts of loose leaf and some bag teas.

I’m currently delving mainly into white teas, but my tastes wander.

Not sure what else to say here… if you like my notes or are interested in chatting about something, do feel free to send a note. I love meeting new folks, especially since we share at least one interest, being on this site and all.

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