Cold steep! Fruity berry deliciousness!
It’ll be better once it’s sat overnight. 4 hours really isn’t long enough. Still, it’s refreshing and hydrating.
“Cold steep! Fruity berry deliciousness! It'll be better once it's sat overnight. 4 hours really isn't long enough. Still, it's refreshing and hydrating.” Read full tasting note
“I steeped this last night then put it in the fridge for later. Now is later. Obviously. It definitely needed something sweet, so I added in some wildflower honey. Kind of amazed at the difference...” Read full tasting note
“Iced this one over the last day or so, a little too tart for me right now. Probably won't refill this one again when it's gone; I think there are better teas for icing out there. Ooh, just...” Read full tasting note
“I have been having serious anxiety issues lately while writing my "coming out as transgender" letter to my family, and this is the only tea that has even remotely calmed my nerves. The first...” Read full tasting note
It’ll work every time
Seriously, this might be the best way to stop a bear in its tracks. They love berries, and this tea is full of them. The aroma of black currants, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries is totally irresistible. Plus it’s calming, which is important when taming wild animals. Just don’t try to take it away from them.
Ingredients: Elderberries, apples, rosehips, blackcurrant, raisins, strawberry leaves, lemon verbena, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blueberries, papaya (papaya, sugar), natural and artificial flavouring.*
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I steeped this last night then put it in the fridge for later. Now is later. Obviously.
It definitely needed something sweet, so I added in some wildflower honey. Kind of amazed at the difference it made. It was just like vaguely fruity and mostly tart and now I can taste berries for sure.
But that wasn’t enough…I saw MaddHatter ‘s note about adding lemonade…well I just happen to have some.
That works so well, and takes the tartness I wasn’t liking (thanks hibiscus I should have noticed) and makes it the lemon instead.
I will probably get more of this in the future, sweeten it while it’s still hot, and definitely add just a bit of lemonade again.
When it’s so tart it just doesn’t really feel like you can tell that’s it’s even made up of berries :( But I love anything that has bear in the name so I’m glad it’s easily remedied.
This is Bruno, part of my love of bears. He’s like the pet I don’t have to pay any fee of hundreds of dollars for as he doesn’t eat walls. https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/251468_2016482060693_1503090120_32021876_2781157_n.jpg And I’m sure if he was magically a real bear, he would love this tea too.
Thanks for the sample, Krystaleyn!
Iced this one over the last day or so, a little too tart for me right now. Probably won’t refill this one again when it’s gone; I think there are better teas for icing out there.
Ooh, just caught Amanda’s post out of the corner of my eye, where she adds some honey… time for some agave. That might perk it up a bit tonight.
Ah, better. There’s some bitterness though, which is kind of unpleasant, but I can definitely finish the cup now :)
I have been having serious anxiety issues lately while writing my “coming out as transgender” letter to my family, and this is the only tea that has even remotely calmed my nerves.
The first time I bought it, I didn’t smell it or find out what was in it before buying a tin, all I cared about was the bear aspect. Well it turned out to be my favourite herbal blend!
It truly tastes like a bear hug in a cup. Sweet, tart, great hot or iced, and very “beary”! I love it plain, with one raw sugar cube, or a splash of maple syrup. Toss in some guayusa for an early morning kick too. I went through 100g in 5 days, and got another 200g today after running out of the house after giving my family the letter. Now at almost 1:30am I’m making another cup to help mellow out so I can sleep off this anxiety! I feel like my heart is going to burst from my chest or I’m going to shake right out of my skin!
This is the fifth tea from the ones my cousin picked up for me. I didn’t do my note for the fourth yet.
This tea reminds me of camping, both in the scent & taste. I don’t know if its psychological, because of the name, all the berries. I don’t know. It even smells/tastes like pine.
Ugh this is so delicious & is making me long for camping, late night fires, saunas, berry picking. Too good for words.
I used 1.5 tablespoons of dry leaf for 375 ml of water.
No tartness, but a bit of tang is present which compliments the flavour profile. The flavour, however is quite faint with and only 4 minute infusion. Very authentic berry tasting. Possibly just a hint of artificial taste near the end of the sip.
Finally tried this blast of berry to the 2335th power. I whipped up a cold brew, and let me tell you, be prepared for the deepest wine red.
It tastes predominantly of blackberries, and second in line is a crisp herbal note. Kind of leafy? My guess is raspberry leaf.
I peeked at the label and have discovered that strawberry leaves are in here. Ah, pretty close! They really work here. Conjures up images of berry patches, greenery and all.
I was actually expecting more berry, but I appreciate that this isn’t overly sweet or artificial. If you like tart tisanes, look no further.
EDIT: I quite like this hot. It’s like a drinkable hot berry tart minus the crust. It also reminds me of blueberry soup but not as sweet.
This seriously tastes like juice, without all the sugar. It’s really refreshing. I grabbed 50g for $3.50 or so when it was on sale and u only regret that I didn’t get more.
This is staying in the fridge as a staple for my toddler. She won’t even need juice (well, except for the vitamins…)
Had not tasted this in awhile. So refreshing to have this wonderful berry blend. I’m supposed to have a more room temp tea with my oral surgery…ugh…so having some tepid tea’s sounded unappetizing. This on a rather warm Winter day did sound good. Even cool and sweetened it has the character of the liquor that is left in the bowl of blackberries lightly sugered for dessert. Imagine the fresh flavor when you pick up the bowl when noone is looking and slurp it down. That’s how fresh this tea tastes and how spot on the berry flavor is. I really like this tea. Can’t wait for summer to create some recipes with Bear Trap!