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Autumn Cranberry from Mark T. Wendell

November26

Tea Information:

Leaf Type: Black

Where to Buy:  Mark T. Wendell

Company Description:

A rich, whole-leaf black tea with cranberry pieces and flavoring. It is an exotic twist on your favorite beverage. Easy to make into your favorite iced tea.

Taster’s Review:

When I first received this tea, I thought it would be like a lot of other autumnal cranberry teas that I’ve tasted in the past.  Now, mind you, that wouldn’t be a bad thing, because I have quite enjoyed them.  But, I wasn’t prepared for something different!

And this is different – deliciously different!

The black tea is delicious and strong without being overpowering or bitter.  It has a very smooth, well-rounded flavor that is very satisfying.  It is full-bodied with a very pleasing taste and a light, drying astringency.  The tea is definitely the star of this show.

The cranberry, on the other hand, is more like the supporting actor.  It has a very nice berry taste that is neither too sweet nor too tart. Delicious!

But what makes this tea so surprisingly different is the floral notes!  When I saw some rose petals tossed in the blend, I suspected that they were there merely for aesthetics, but, I can taste the rose, and it is very nice!  It adds a very enjoyable charm to this already delicious tea.  I also like that the sharp, sweet tones of the rose curb the sometimes too tart taste of the cranberry.  It’s a very harmonious union.

This is really a delicious tea.  If you like cranberries I would recommend trying this one.  I would also recommend this to the rose tea enthusiasts out there!

While this is delicious hot or cold, I recommend it hot – especially for this time of year.  It’s so comforting!

 

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Our mutual love for tea and writing about it inspired us to start this blog so that we could better share this love with others.

One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate.  So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.

We try to be as impartial as we can.  We do have our favorites.  We are human.  But we do our very best to be as fair and as honest about a tea as we can be.

You might not agree with my assessment – or with Jennifer’s assessment – of a tea.  But that’s OK… if we all liked the same exact tea – we’d only need ONE kind of tea and … wow… that sounds really boring, indeed!

What a beautiful world it is that we have so many teas to suit so many tea enthusiasts!

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