Day 17 of Teanzo’s Advent Calendar … I enjoyed this tea!
The dry leaf is pretty. There are lots of red petals (safflower) and big chunks of dried cranberry.
I think that the reason this tea was such a win for me is that it wasn’t overly tart. The first few sips were surprisingly sweet, actually! As I continue to sip, the tartness does come through but it’s not an overwhelming tartness – which for me is a good thing because I’m not a fan of tart.
The start is jammy, sweet and pleasant. Mid-sip, I pick up on some of the tart notes of cranberry, but not so tart that I pucker. A hint of berry tingle in the aftertaste. The black tea is smooth. Not bitter and very little astringency. I like the way the black tea complements the berry here.
A pleasant tea experience. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/12/17/24-days-of-tea-holiday-countdown-day-17-from-teanzo-1856/