I made this iced with a little lemon. The combination of lemon and cranberry is extremely tart; I’m not sure how much I like this. It kind of tastes like foot.
“I made this iced with a little lemon. The combination of lemon and cranberry is extremely tart; I’m not sure how much I like this. It kind of tastes like foot.” Read full tasting note
“TART!!!!!!!!! Very Tart black tea, luckily I’m a fan of tarty teas so I enjoyed the flamboyant flavors of this black tea. As I kept sipping this tea, I noticed that...” Read full tasting note
“Thanks to Erin I am getting to try this tea. I would have never thought to purchase this as cranberry usually isn't my thing unless it's Thanksgiving and then I MUST have cranberry to serve with my...” Read full tasting note
“This is one of my AM go-to teas. I can’t speak to the tartness because I sweeten all my teas! I have to say that my stock of this is on the older side but it still tastes good; the black...” Read full tasting note
Naturally sweet blend of Ceylon black tea with blackberry leaves and cranberry pieces.
How to Prepare
Use 1 teaspoon of tea per 8oz of water. Heat water to 195-205 degrees and steep for 2-3 minutes. 2oz of tea equals 25-30 teaspoons.
Black tea, candied cranberry pieces, blackberry leaves and red rose petals.
This tea blends well with:
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TART!!!!!!!!! Very Tart black tea, luckily I’m a fan of tarty teas so I enjoyed the flamboyant flavors of this black tea. As I kept sipping this tea, I noticed that it has rich flavors beyond cranberry that I can’t quite put my finger on yet. I imagine this one iced on a hot summer day like yesterday with a squeeze of lime or lemon :)
I must say I chose a bad combo of breakfast with this tea, as I had it with Nutella croissants so the chocolate and cranberry tartness was a little iffy lol but I will retry by itself.
My question to you : What do YOU think of Tart teas? Do you like them? Hate Them? Iced? Hot? I want your opinions!
Thanks to Erin I am getting to try this tea. I would have never thought to purchase this as cranberry usually isn’t my thing unless it’s Thanksgiving and then I MUST have cranberry to serve with my turkey and dressing (yes it’s dressing here made from a cornbread base not stuffing).
Anyway I am sooooo grateful to Erin for sending this one it is quite YUMMY. I didn’t really get much smell out of the dry leaf but once brewed up it smells like a hard candy I can’t quite put my finger on the exact candy but it reminds me of some hard candy I had as a kid. The taste is a sweet cranberry I’m getting no tartness whatsoever and that’s a good thing I don’t like tarts or tartiness or tardiness :) hee hee any way the cranberry taste does not override the ceylon base but blends with it to make a beautiful blend. I really like this tea and did I mention the liquor is a clear reddish amber and it’s very pretty. I am ordering more of this and will try serving it iced.
Muchos Gracias Erin!!
This is one of my AM go-to teas. I can’t speak to the tartness because I sweeten all my teas! I have to say that my stock of this is on the older side but it still tastes good; the black tea flavor is a little weak but the cranberry and blackberry notes shine through. A great morning pick-me-up.
fourth tea sampled from TTB-C
Ah gee, I am not having any luck finding a good fruit flavored tea tonight. So after the fruity-car-air-freshener tea I get Play-Doh! yep, play doh. (I see that moraiwe also detected the play-doh, glad that it’s not just me :p ).
This tea has a really artificial smell and my brain keeps wanting to associate it with Play Doh. Luckily it tastes a little better, and is just a mild black tea with a tart, fruity flavor that doesn’t necessarily remind me of cranberries, but isn’t offensive. It’s smooth and I don’t pick up any bitterness, but it’s not remarkable in any way. I’m more excited that I’m down to the last 2-3 cups and then I can reuse the tin.
Meh. I will have to try this tea again when I don’t have a cold, but so far I don’t really like it. The dry leaves smell floral and berry-like, but brewed the tea is tart and astringent. I tasted it plain, then had to add a bunch of honey and soy creamer to make it palatable. I think I’m going to dump this out and make some Earl Grey instead – the ultimate comfort tea.
I really wanted to like this tea, but like many Teavana blends it just fell flat – only managing to hold dual notes of tart fruit and tolerable black tea. It was nice enough to drink while doing laundry, but didn’t hold my interest long enough to finish the cup.