Thank you VariaTEA for the sample! Because of the dry smell, I opted to cold brew this one and use it all up in one go, for an easier sipdown.
- Dry, this smells VERY berry/grape heavy – definitely a “fruit” tea
- Taste wise, I still get some grape flavour but mostly it’s berries
- And that’s on top of a more bold/strong black base
- ALMOST tasted smokey?
- I wonder what the base in this is or if the sample was somehow contaminated?
Reading the description now, I can see why I kept making grape comparisons; this is meant to, like, be a “Wine” themed tea (definitely red wine). Now that I know that, I can see that and I think would have clearly experienced it drinking it. It also makes me happy I went with a cold route! Cranberry though? I didn’t really distinctly taste cranberry and that’s sorta “my thing” with berry tea, other than like Saskatoons…