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I decided I’d go ahead and do my tasting note, even though like I said before, I diluted it on accident. As it cooled, it got sweet enough for me to taste it enough to up the rating, and be able to give a decent review. (I’ll still put in another one tomorrow, after I taste it again, just to be doubly sure!)

Smell: Dry, in the bag. OH MY GOODNESS BLACKBERRIES! But creamy blackberries. And I think I could smell a hint of vanilla. It almost smelled like a blackberry dessert of some kind, cobbler or something. Either way, a good aroma. Steeping it was about the same, but more blackberry and less of everything else. Still yummy, and exciting!

Taste: At first, I couldn’t taste a lot, and it was a bit astringent, and had a sour mouthfeel (anything bitter leaves a sour aftertaste for me.) BUT—I could taste a hint of the blackberry as I swallowed, on the back of my tongue, and as it cooled and finally accepted the two packs of raw cane sugar I added, the blackberry came out, very smooth, really sweet, a bit tart (good tart) and the vanilla came out in a creamy note. When it finally got really cold, it sucked and tasted really bitter, but I don’t like any tea cold unless it is iced and mean to be iced, and this tea I don’t think is. It is VERY good, VERY yummy, I cannot WAIT to try cream in it, and it will make an EXCELLENT desssert tea, as well as a pick me up! Yay!

Unfortunately, I have yet to fully read and finish anything Jane Austen wrote. :( As I dig deeper into this tea, I need to go pull out some of my Austen novels to enjoy with it…

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Azzrian

Now that would be really cool! Sipping this tea reading her novels! I hope you like it more once you get the steep down but if you do not that is okay. I had a love hate relationship with this myself which is why you got so much of it lol. Its good but I think I wanted to love it more than I did. My feelings won’t be hurt if you don’t fall in love with it. Still, its not a bad tea at all and worth having until you have more things you like more :)

Violet

I actually do really like it! I know that with a better steep, and maybe some cream (though it’s good without) it will be awesome! That’s why the rating went up, is because once the flavors came out it was like “AHHHH!!”

Azzrian

Yup I liked it with cream too :)

Bonnie

Me also!

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Azzrian

Now that would be really cool! Sipping this tea reading her novels! I hope you like it more once you get the steep down but if you do not that is okay. I had a love hate relationship with this myself which is why you got so much of it lol. Its good but I think I wanted to love it more than I did. My feelings won’t be hurt if you don’t fall in love with it. Still, its not a bad tea at all and worth having until you have more things you like more :)

Violet

I actually do really like it! I know that with a better steep, and maybe some cream (though it’s good without) it will be awesome! That’s why the rating went up, is because once the flavors came out it was like “AHHHH!!”

Azzrian

Yup I liked it with cream too :)

Bonnie

Me also!

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