Autumn Cranberry from Mark T. Wendell

Tea Information:

Leaf Type: Black

Where to Buy:  Mark T. Wendell

Company Description:

A rich, whole-leaf black tea with cranberry pieces and flavoring. It is an exotic twist on your favorite beverage. Easy to make into your favorite iced tea.

Taster’s Review:

When I first received this tea, I thought it would be like a lot of other autumnal cranberry teas that I’ve tasted in the past.  Now, mind you, that wouldn’t be a bad thing, because I have quite enjoyed them.  But, I wasn’t prepared for something different!

And this is different – deliciously different!

The black tea is delicious and strong without being overpowering or bitter.  It has a very smooth, well-rounded flavor that is very satisfying.  It is full-bodied with a very pleasing taste and a light, drying astringency.  The tea is definitely the star of this show.

The cranberry, on the other hand, is more like the supporting actor.  It has a very nice berry taste that is neither too sweet nor too tart. Delicious!

But what makes this tea so surprisingly different is the floral notes!  When I saw some rose petals tossed in the blend, I suspected that they were there merely for aesthetics, but, I can taste the rose, and it is very nice!  It adds a very enjoyable charm to this already delicious tea.  I also like that the sharp, sweet tones of the rose curb the sometimes too tart taste of the cranberry.  It’s a very harmonious union.

This is really a delicious tea.  If you like cranberries I would recommend trying this one.  I would also recommend this to the rose tea enthusiasts out there!

While this is delicious hot or cold, I recommend it hot – especially for this time of year.  It’s so comforting!


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