3 Tasting Notes
I had this one last night iced and with a little bit of honey (a right prediction it could use some extra sweetness). I personally really liked it. It wasn’t severely lacking in any flavour. It tasted like candy, though, not blackberries. Blackberry bushes are very common where I live and this tea didn’t capture the same elements I was hoping, but it was definitely done better than I’ve experienced before with blackberry flavours. It was tangy and sweet, very much like an almost too ripe blackberry off the bush. And that’s not to say I added too much honey. The flavours fit well together, it was just a little lacklustre for my taste. All this considered, I didn’t end up finishing the drink, but perhaps when the right hot day comes I may.
Flavors: Blackberry, Candy, Fruit Punch, Fruity, Pineapple
I have nothing but high praise for this tea. It’s very well balanced and with no need for added sweetener. It’s a black tea base with bright hints of lemon and vanilla, but it doesn’t taste like a vanilla bean was just sitting in your tea. The blend is light with the robustness of the black tea harmonized with the sweetness of the other flavours. The black tea doesn’t shadow everything else. It tastes like one homogenous flavour, and only by concentrating on it do you discover the interesting, complex aspects of it. It’s genius. It’s one of my favourites. I will say that this is not a “wake me up” kind of tea. It doesn’t steep very dark and it doesn’t have a massive caffeine kick. That being said it’s still wonderful and I highly recommend
Flavors: Caramel, Lemon, Sweet, Vanilla
I drank this hot, which may have been the fault of this tasting, however, it still allowed me to get an idea of its flavours. The addition of rose isn’t overpowering, rather complimenting. I find it to be a very dense fruity tea. It’s almost syrupy in how strong it is, but it isn’t sweet by itself. It needs something to balance the tartness of the hibiscus. Now, I understand teas do taste different when iced vs hot which is why I still recommend this tea. With sweetener and iced, I think it would be a lovely tea for juice-lovers to expand their tastes. I’m going to keep it in my cupboard for summer.
Flavors: Apple, Hibiscus, Rose, Strawberry