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!
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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