553 Tasting Notes
This is very chocolatey, and the richness of the puerh does give it a more dark chocolate vibe without being bitter or lacking any creaminess. I am normally not super into chocolate teas (as I usually then just wish I had the real thing) but I was pretty pleased with this, and how it retained some flavor as I resteeped.
This is delicious. I absolutely adore blackberry, it is my favorite fruit next to raspberry. And with a drop of honey to help out the sweetness of the berry flavor, this is juicy and good. I can taste the sage but it is mellow, which I kind of like. When the herb flavor overwhelms the fruit flavor it is paired with, I usually end up feeling like I am drinking soup and reassign that tea to my “teas to cook with” section of the collection. Not a bad thing…but I like my tea to be more tea than herbs.
No rating as it is not the final incarnation of this blend. I would rate it a 90 for me personally, for anyone that might care about that sort of thing.
This is limey and definitely pretty boozey too. I am actually not sure if I like it fully, not because it isn’t accurately flavored, but because I need to sweeten it more next time because I prefer my booze sweet, haha. That said, it is perfect for this thunderstormy, sweltering summer day with no AC.