This is the first of the Leaves of the World summer collection I’ve tried, and the one that intrigued me most. I’m drinking today’s cup hot, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be trying it as a cold brew at some point in the very near future.
This one is trying to replicate a blackberry mojito, which is apparently how Hemingway liked to drink them. It’s supposed to have the normal combination of lime and mint, but I’m actually struggling to taste either of those, which is a little odd. The lime is there, if I concentrate, but no mint (and I feel like that’s quite strong/distinctive, so I’m sure I’d notice…) What I do get is lots of blackberry, and something kind of approaching rum. It’s subtle, though.
While I like the flavour of this one, I’m a little disappointed that it doesn’t quite live up to its billing. I was imagining something like Bird & Blend’s MojiTEA, but with added blackberry, and sadly it’s really not like that at all. I’ve only myself to blame for building it up in my head, I suppose, but it falls considerably short of “mojito” in my estimation. What it is, is a nicely sweet blackberry green, with a hint of lime and maybe the faintest whiff of rum. Fair warning, though – the rum could be wishful thinking.