So, this company really intrigues me; their blends are either fair trade and organic, ideally locally sourced and sometimes actually foraged from the wild!? That’s pretty interesting/unique and I love the attention to detail and that they focus so heavily on freshness. I actually got all my samples of their teas through Amoda because it was the easier way for me to get samples of their blends – but if I have enough success with the teas I got samples of the idea is definitely to place an order through their website and get some things in larger quantities!
This is my first one, and you know what? The dry leaf smells pretty damn good! I’m not entirely sure what a huckleberry specifically tastes like that separates it from a blackberry, but in my head a blackberry is what I’m picturing and the dry leaf smells pretty sweet and blackberry like.
Taste wise? I’m not immediately in love, but this is pretty solid! I imagine it’d actually be a far better iced tea so that’s probably how I’ll finish off the rest of the sample. It’s very sweet, enough so that I had to double check there wasn’t any sort of sweetener like stevia in the leaf, but nope – it’s probably just the blackberry leaf up to no good. Blackberry leaf is sneaky sometimes; it’s pretty sweet stuff. The berry comes through clearly; again I don’t know what separates huckleberry from blackberries, but it definitely reminds me of blackberries. Maybe blackberry jam, specifically? Like I said, it’s a pretty sweet tea! It’s also got a tarter finish, definitely from the hibiscus. I’m not the worlds biggest fan of hibiscus, but if you’re going to pair it with anything then I think berry is usually the right route to go, and in this case I don’t find it too heavy handed.
I think, for a new to me company, it’s a good start and introduction! I’m definitely excited to see what else they have to offer!