Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: WhiteAugust Tea Company
Black tea delightfully married with French plums, cranberries, and raspberries then kissed with just a touch of strawberry essence. The refreshing tea was made to be iced. A lightly fruity way to quench your thirst.
When I was young, we had a plum tree in the backyard, and when the plums were ripe, we would have plum cobbler for dessert. The smell of those sweet plums baking was intoxicating. While this tea was brewing, my kitchen was filled with that aroma from my childhood. YUM!
This tastes as good as it smells, too. The plum flavor really stands out, and the berry flavors fill the background with a fruity flavor that screams summertime! The combination of sweet and tart fruit flavors is really delicious.
The black tea doesn’t just sit off in the distance and let the fruit flavors do all the work, though. It is a brisk, flavorful black tea that is lightly astringent. The astringency gives this one a sort of wine-like finish which was quite unexpected but certainly enjoyable. The black tea flavor isn’t overly aggressive, but it lets its presence be known in every sip.
This tea is alright hot, but, I really prefer it iced. This is the kind of tea that would be perfect to serve at your backyard gatherings and barbecues as well as just keeping a batch brewed and chilled in the icebox whenever you want some cool, delicious refreshment. Everyone is sure to love this one!