drank Blackberry Mojito by Teavana
676 tasting notes

Wanted a fresh fruity tea tonight to break up the pattern of Puerh and earthy spicy tea I’ve been drinking. This tea was so refreshing. The smell is wonderfully rich and ripe berry…rasp and blackberry dark and sunny. I tried some before and remembered to steep 4-5 minutes without fear of bitterness. This is blue/purple soup. You need to drink it sweet or it’s like picking an unripe berry which is sweet but you would not make a pie out of it…you’d still pucker. Before we all moved to Colorado, my daughter lived in the Coast Range Mountains by Santa Cruz,CA in the Redwoods…and in clearings there were rings of wild berry brambles…blackberries reaching up to catch the sun. We’d go with the grandkids picking enough for pie, or to top ice cream adding a tad of sugar. You could taste the sunshine in it. This tea has that authentic berryness. The taste that is not bitter. I like it. I would add mint in the Summer or make iced tea or make a spritzer with 7up and crushed ice.

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Grandmother to 3 teenaged girls and 5 young boys. (we all drink tea!) I began teatime in the Summer over 30 years ago when my children were little. We took a break from play for tea and snacks every day. My children loved tea time.
There are several tea houses close to my home and a Tea Festival in Boulder. Fort Collins is a bit of a foodie town. We brew lots of Beer (Fat Tire is one brand) and have several Spice Shops (Savory was one featured on Food Network).
Colorado State University is a mile from my home and the Rocky Mountains begin to climb at the end of my street. The climate is semi-arid with LOTS OF SUN AT 5000 feet. (Heavy Winter snows start in higher elevations). Living my whole life in Northern California (Silicon Valley) I have to admit that I LOVE IT HERE!!!
I attend a wonderful Greek Orthodox Church and enjoy cooking ethnic foods (all kinds). I am disabled with Migraines and Fibromyalgia.
My family is Bi-racial (African-American, Scots) and Bi-cultural, (Peru, Cyprus, France, Mexico, Native American)
I’ve worked at a Winery, was a System Analyst, in telecom, been an Athlete and Coach, Artist, Vista Volunteer. Love healthy cooking (and delicious food!). Love to travel and have been to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Malta, Peru, Croatia, Canada, Mexico, Hawaii, Alaska


Fort Collins,Colorado

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