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Sipdown, 242.

This time I am using filtered water, so I feel like this one is even more flavorful than last time. Blackberry is a hard flavor to capture in general, but this one does as decently as any of the others I have tried. I feel like blackberry flavors in tea are best in combination with other berry or fruit flavors as it is kind of a slightly boring flavor on its own. Blackberries also might be one of those things where the flavor doesn’t really translate well from the berry. Nevertheless this is a decent enough cup and I drank it happily.

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

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