Berried Treasure from Tea Source

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Tea Source

Product Description:

This unique blend is sweet, smooth, and spicy with a kick. Contains: black tea, flavor, red peppercorns, and strawberry pieces.

Taster’s Review:

This is pretty tasty.  I am really liking how the hint of pepper accents the strawberry flavor.

It’s not a particularly strong flavored tea.  The black tea base is the strongest note of the cup, and that’s not a bad thing.  The black tea tastes brisk and strong, although I wouldn’t categorize it as an aggressive tea.  It has a smoothness to it and a nice undertone of sweetness that melds well with the sweetness of the berry.

The Tea Source store in Highland Park

The strawberry note is light here – and I think I would like it to be just a little stronger.  I would say that the strawberry flavor here is delicate yet piquant, as it does keep my taste buds enchanted as I sip.  It has a sweetness as well as a hint of berry tartness.

Since these peppercorns aren’t cracked, I find that they don’t offer a whole lot of flavor to the cup.  But again, that is not necessarily a bad thing, because if the pepper notes were stronger here, they could very well overwhelm the delicate strawberry flavor.  As it is, this is a well-balanced set of flavors, even though they are on the softer side, they work well as they are.

A decent cup of tea that I’d recommend to strawberry tea lovers out there who are looking for something just a little different.


Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of “Gramma” and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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!

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