Be careful not to oversteep! I accidentally left the teabag in and the green tea became astringent, as greens unfortunately tend to. The water was only 70 C and the teabag was only in for 6 minutes or so. I have troubles with teas that oversteep, and I’m really quick to judge a tea as bad if it has any hint of bitterness or astringency. I will try to keep this in mind when scoring this blend, as it was my fault for not taking the teabag out a few minutes earlier.
The blackberry flavour is very natural and mellow. There is a touch of something tasty, maybe it is the green tea. I’m not familiar enough with greens to distinguish if it is because of the base or a flavouring added.
There is something similar to milk (slightly creamy), but more like lighter skim or 1% cow’s milk. I’m also getting some vanilla flavour.
Overall, a nice balance of creamy and blackberry, but I don’t like bases that are so finicky. I think this would have been better with a yellow or oolong. I really, really like the blackberry flavouring and if not for the green base, this might have scored in the 90s. It is a very good tea, but probably best appreciated by those who like greens.
Flavors: Astringent, Blackberry, Creamy, Fruity, Milk, Sweet, Vanilla