Black & Blue from 52Teas

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  52Teas

Product Description:

Whoooo-doggy! We got us an iced tea heah!

If you enjoyed our Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish, or the Blackberry Green or Blackberry Green Yerba Mate, you know that we don’t mess around when it comes to these two fruits. They are some of the best teas we’ve made in my humble opinion, so I figured, why not put them together?

Here’s our premium Indian black teas blended with real freeze-dried blueberries and blackberries, a little sweet and a little tart. Do NOT miss out on this blend, it is going to go fast, and I’m slowing down my production a bit because it’s summertime. (And some of our customers are acting like they ain’t never heard of iced tea!) =)

Taster’s Review:

Yum!  This is so good.

The berry flavor is INTENSE!  The blueberry hits the palate first and seems to be the strongest flavor during the sip, but the aftertaste is all about the blackberry.  These flavors are very true to the berry:  it tastes like plump, juicy blackberries and blueberries.

The black tea base is almost a little hidden amongst the powerful berry flavor, but it is there.  I find that the black tea flavor comes through more as the tea cools, though.  The first couple of sips – when the tea was piping hot – all I could taste was berry.  But now that the temperature of the tea has dropped to a drinkable temperature, I’m tasting more of the tea.

But this tea really tastes best when its iced!  Using my iced tea method that I’ve adopted for 52Teas Iced Tea Series, this tea really shines.  It is still a very berry tasting tea, and yet the black tea does come through with its brisk tone.  It isn’t bitter when it isn’t over-brewed, and it is only lightly astringent.  Pure, delicious refreshment – a real summertime treat!

liberteas

Co-Founder/Co-Creator of SororiTea Sisters, Mad Tea Artist at 52Teas
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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