Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Mark T. Wendell
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.
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!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!