86 Tasting Notes
With a name like Russian Black, I expected a smoky flavor but got quite a surprise. This is a sweet fruity blend. According to the description, this is a popular blend created for one of their tea parties. You can easily taste the strawberries and raspberries. I definitely will be picking up more of this so that we can try it as ice tea next time.
Happy to say my efforts move the entire family away from soda to ice tea have been successful. This seems to be my husband’s favorite ice tea. The fruit bits add a pleasant raspberry taste. I’ve had plenty of others that had an artificial taste afterwards. We’ve already downed the entire pitcher. Looks like I’m going to have to start making a double batch.
I was served this at Jose Pepper’s today. For me, ice tea on a hot day is always a treat but this was exceptionally good. I think I lucked out with it being late afternoon. I feel like they must have brewed a large fresh batch right after the lunch rush to get ready for the evening crowd. I’ve always thought coffee when I hear Folgers. Not any more.
We went through several pitchers of this iced this evening at a family gathering. Seemed like the pitchers were empty just as soon as we could make another. With so many people and so much commotion, it is a good thing that it was very forgiving with steep time. We all got busy and forgot it was steeping at one point. Later the gang just couldn’t wait and we rushed one pot. It was a great tea for the crowd!
Anna Marie’s Tea Shop was serving this at the Taste of Liberty event this evening. Given that the weather was warm and humid after a storm, this was a delight served iced. My husband enjoyed it so much that he actually suggested that I purchase some to fix at home. What a shock since he is usually teasing me that I have too much tea stock piled. Who was I to argue???