Prairie Berry

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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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Though you won’t find them at most supermarkets, Saskatoon berries are a big part of prairie life – in fact, the city is named after the berry, not the other way around. Somewhere between a cranberry and a blueberry, Saskatoon berries have been central to local prairie cuisine since well before the first settlers. And this fruity oolong blend is a celebration of the beloved berry. Jam-packed with Saskatoon berries and cranberries, and sweetened with maple syrup, it makes for a warm cup of prairie hospitality.

Ingredients: Oolong tea, cranberries, dehydrated maple syrup, Saskatoon berries, blue mallow blossoms.

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1459 tasting notes

It’s not often I say that about a tea. In fact, I can’t recall the last time I rated one so low. but this… well it certainly is not for me!
The taste is sharp on the tongue, faintly berry like with an aftertaste of plastic.
Was there black tea in this? I certainly couldn’t taste it.
Overall, I’m having trouble finding any redeeming qualities about this tea. Not just that, but it has artificial ingredients?! enough said in my books.
Steepster won’t allow me to rate this at the moment… so let’s just say I gave it a 45.


This is an oolong, iirc. I wasn’t a big fan, sadly :(


oh right forgot about that lol
I think the only fan you’ll find around me and this tea is a paper one used to waft the scent away from me… :(

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464 tasting notes

This is SO much better as a cold-brew! I steeped it for about 36 hours since I wasn’t home last night. A looooong steep!

The berries are actually the strongest flavor- MUCH stronger than in the hot brew. I also get a maple flavor, which I tasted none of at all before. I get a slight oolong taste, not enough to really discern the characteristics of.


Maybe I should cold-brew the last of mine. I wasn’t particularly fond of it hot.


It would be worth a shot! I have a lot of it, since I bought it before I learned to try teas in smaller quantities first.

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224 tasting notes

So this second time around I poured my whole bag into a bowl and made sure the teaspoon I got wasn’t heavy on fruit with no tea.
It’s definitely not as tart as it was when I first made it. But I didn’t really get any sort of definite oolong taste from it either. No hint of maple sweetness that I could tell, but I wasn’t really expecting much from that to be honest.
It was just a kinda fruity/berry, lightly tart-ish tea. With sugar it was a bit better, but kinda meh overall.
Going into the swap bin…which I really need to empty out soon. Lol.

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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247 tasting notes

Dry Leaf Nose: Juicy berries with dark berry notes.

Liquor: Classic brown tea colour.

Flavour: Darker-coloured berry notes with a rich, full flavour – like a very strong blueberry. Black tea is present and is sweetened throughout by the maple syrup.

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

Saskatoon!! Yeaaah! :D


Also, I assume the numerical rating was unintentional and/or someone different posted this sneak peek? You probably want to remove it before there’s a backlash :)

Daniel Scott

Yeah, oops to the rating. You might want to delete this note and re-post it. Also, LOL @ “classic brown tea color.” Not that we don’t all know what it means, but it sounds funny. :P

And yeah, Saskatoon berries! My family is all from Saskatoon (although we’re not there now), and I might even be able to sell them on this one.


Saskatoon’s my hometown :D :D And the rating is easily removed by editing the post and clicking the little ‘x’ next to the rating scale.

Daniel Scott

Oooh, didn’t know that, thanks!


All fixed!


mmmm Saskatoon Berries. Now I get a taste of home all the way here in Halifax – can’t wait!

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698 tasting notes

I’m definitely getting more oolong than berry here, but I am getting some berry juiciness and tart undertones in this brew. I added sugar, but not a lot, and no milk, though as the oolong is a little on the darker side, it could hold up to one, but I don’t think this one will benefit from any milk. But maybe. There is an astringent taste that might be more mellow if I add milk.

In the Prairie Berry vs Blueberry Jam war, I think it is no contest…Blueberry Jam is the clear winner to me. This is another one that I think will make a nice cold brew iced tea.

Hmm, what will my next tea be? Something else from indigobloom or something I already have?

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223 tasting notes

Have I not rated this yet? Oops.

I’ve had a couple of cups of this, a first steep, then the second steep of someone else’s from my Steeper. Just delicious every time. Love the berries, and the mix is really nice. Its my first exposure to Saskatoon berries, and a great decision it seems!

The oolong base adds a lovely mix into the tea. It compliments the berries, but there’s still a disctinct oolong flavour there too.

I really like this one. Next stop, iced!

195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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253 tasting notes

Life has been a little hectically crazy right now: my sister needs surgery on her gallbladder (we have the same issues, just apparently hers are so bad she needs it out!), my sister-in-law’s baby shower is approaching (expecting twin boys), and my husband & I just got news of our own… we’re pregnant with baby #2! It’s kind of early on to announce anything to family, but I had to let someone know! It’s strange, with pregnancy #1 I was so nauseous and tired that the slightest smell of meat or coffee sent me running for the bathroom. This time around I’m actually craving coffee! Fingers-crossed the nausea decides to stay away for good.

It’s also Saskatoon Berry season here in Saskatchewan, with berry-laced pie, preserves, and cinnamon buns at nearly every Farmer’s Market stall. I can’t have any of the baking and my mom makes her own jam, so I usually opt out of the bounty. This tea, however, was an exception.

From the moment the sales-girl opened it up for me to sniff, I knew I needed some in my possession. Today, I finally brewed up a cup to drink with breakfast and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s thick and flavourful, with the Saskatoons complimented perfectly by the maple. Much more dimensional to me than Superberry. Now, let’s see if we can get multiple steeps out of it…

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ahhh congrats Faith! You have such a wonderful family, that’s so exciting that you get to make it a little bigger :3


Thanks, Daisy! We’re pretty excited too. >_


Ooooh, congratulations!!

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299 tasting notes

Last half of the sample pack. So yummy, while still tasting strong enough to be breakfasty. :D

180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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1351 tasting notes

Cold steeped my 10g sample of this beauty, and while it was very good, I don’t think it’s one I need to stock up, especially considering I have a tin of Blueberry Jam. Of the two, I still prefer the blueberry, though if this one was offered, I certainly wouldn’t say no! I love berry teas and this one is very, very good at being just that.

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1764 tasting notes

I couldn’t resist anything that has Saskatoon berries in it – they grow wild around here although they tend to be a bit small and seedy, but they’re wonderful in pies and jam. You can smell the berries right away in the dry tea and the flavours meld very well with the dark oolong base which has a complimentary fruitiness. The maple syrup also adds a touch of sweetness without being too cloying. The resteep (@ 5 minutes) was lighter with less of the toasted dark oolong flavour and more of the berry sweetness coming through. I love that they went with a berry that was a little bit unusual, but quintessentially Canadian, for this tea.

195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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