Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Jacqueline’s Tea Room
Blueberries and maple with a hint of smoke
Learn more about this tea here.
I purchased this tea originally via a sampler offered on iHeartTeas, although, it appears that this sampler is no longer available. However, it does look like Jacqueline’s Tea Room is now selling their teas online!
This is really a very tasty tea. The black tea base is a rich, hearty base … the kind of tea with which you want to start your day. Slightly smoky and full-flavored, the tea has a mild astringency and after steeping for 2 1/2 minutes, I detect no bitterness.
I like the way the maple flavor and the smoke taste together. It is a very rustic kind of taste, evoking thoughts of a pancake breakfast in a log cabin in the woods. The blueberries add just a touch of brightness to the cup, sweet and a little bit tart – it’s that subtle contrast that adds a lot of dimension to the tea.
I enjoyed this tea served straight – with no additions. It was very flavorful and rewarding. However, I think that this tea could also handle a little bit of milk and sugar if you want a creamy latte.
A deliciously cozy tea!
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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