It’s been raining all last night and all day here. I’m supposed to do a group run this evening, but I don’t think it’s going to happen with all of the storms that keep moving through. I’ve taken the rainy day opportunity to lay in bed all day with a book and some tea – perfect kind of day!
This tea has pieces of raspberry leaves and pieces of dried raspberries in it. I don’t know if it’s because I know that, but it definitely tastes more like raspberries to me than pomegranate. I get a little of the tart pomegranate flavor in the finish, but other than that it’s either bitter black tea or a very subtle sweet raspberry. Even with milk and sweetener it’s still just ok, nothing amazing at all. I can still taste a little of the bitterness as well, and since I followed the steeping directions exactly this one just isn’t a winner for me. I don’t like finicky teas, unless they just taste amazing at the end, which I doubt this one would even if I played around with steep/temp. This one doesn’t classify as terrible, it’s just not that great. I actually really like Bigelow’s Black Pomegranate tea, which is funny because it’s in a teabag.
-Dry blend has small black tea leaves and twigs with pieces of green raspberry leaves and pieces of dried raspberries.
-Dry leaves smell of black tea and tart fruit. Tea liquor aroma is of strong black tea with just a hint of sweet fruit.
-Tea liquor is a clear very dark brown color.
-Strong and slightly bitter and malty flavor with a tart pomegranate finish. Subtle sweet raspberry aftertaste.
-Best with milk and sweetener.
-Fair tea. Tastes more like raspberry than pomegranate. Unfortunate strong bitter note.