This is a very tasty tea! The dry leaf is almost overwhelmingly fruity and cherry scented, but happily it mellows out and becomes more balanced in the steeping. The scent of the steeped tea is a blend of tart cherry and an earthy sweetness that I suspect is from the fig. The taste has a strong but pleasant cherry flavour that lingers into the aftertaste – not medicinal or overly tart. There’s a slight sweetness that might be the fig. The base black tea is smooth and provides a good base without interfering with the other flavours at all. I bet this would be lovely as an iced tea in the summer.
I got this from the Postal Teas box, and I’m happy to have had a chance to try it, though I’m a little annoyed to be again getting teas from a subscription box that come from a vendor who is in turn reselling wholesale teas. I’m not sure where the blend actually originates, but it’s available for sale from both Deflethson & Balk and ESP Emporium, and Tealux sells it (under the name “Cherry Fantasy”) for cheaper than tea and all its spendour does. Ah well, at least I actually like the tea this time. :)