Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Margaret’s Fine Imports
Ingredients: Luxury Black Tea, Dried Grapes, Blueberries, Currants, Apple,Hibiscus, Cornflowers, Rosehips, Pineapple, Papaya, Brambleberries, Strawberries, Black Berries, Raspberries, Natural Flavors
Learn more about this tea here.
Tonight is the night! Game of Thrones finale! How exciting! This season has been an intense one. We really haven’t had any filler episodes. Each episode has been in your face with pure action and have been emotionally driven. Love this show and I’m sad this season is about over. It feels like it just began!
In honor of tonight’s episode, I am going to review Dornish Wine, a GoT inspired tea from Margaret’s Fine Imports. I have tried almost all of the GoT inspired teas. So far, the Wilding White has been my favorite.
Dornish Wine is an interesting blend. The dry leaves had a very berry smell to them. There are several different kinds of berries in this blend. I was excited when I saw the dried grapes in the lineup. The blend itself was very pretty. Lots of deep reds. I wonder if this is how the wine tastes in King’s Landing.
I steeped this tea like a traditional black tea. Brewed up this blend tasted more like a very dry red wine. It did actually taste like wine. I couldn’t believe it. Somehow Margaret’s Fine Imports actually found a way to make their tea taste like wine. How fun!
Unfortunately I am not a dry red wine fan, but I added in just a bit of honey from Bee Local and this tea was just a delight. I couldn’t really taste each individual berry flavor, but this had that berry profile to it.
Fan or not of this show, this tea was a fun experience! Having a tea that actually tasted like wine was pretty impressive and the fact that they were able to capture the dry feature of the wine was even more impressive! This may not be my favorite of the GoT line up, but I”ll keep some on hand to experiment with and see what I can come up with maybe with cold brewing.
Regardless, Winter is Coming . . . . . .