A very nice and unexpected tea.
I have tried many wine flavored teas but this one somehow rises above the others.
Unlike those other wine flavored teas I have had – this one is not artificially flavored and you sure can taste the difference!
Thank you LiberTEAS for sending me a sample of this!
There is a deep base that is quite excellent, the mixture of the black currant and licorice are perfection and combine to create something quite unique and tasty! Note, I dislike licorice with a passion yet the licorice tastes nothing as you would expect in this masterful blend!
This is my first tea ever from Vintage TeaWorks and I do hope to try more in the near future!
ETA: Only downside to this one is that it did not re-steep very well for me.
Black Tea Merlot
Inspired by Merlot, we blended natural ingredients to create a black tea blend that is velvety and robust. The hints of black currant, plums, licorice and violets make drinking this tea quite a sensual experience. (2.5 oz. / 70.9g – about 25 cups)
About Merlot – Merlot has gotten a bad wrap in the past few years, but it is still an ace in our book. This medium to full-bodied red wine has a soft and sensual side that makes it a delight to sip. Its tannins are often described as velvety and the wines are often compared to plum, violets, black currants, prunes, and tobacco.
Tea and Food Pairings – Pair our Black Tea Merlot with Indian inspired cuisine, Latin American fare or start the day strong with this robust blend.
Ingredients – Black tea, black currant fruit, licorice pieces, blue malva petals, natural flavorings.