Berried Treasure from Tea Source

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Tea Source

Product Description:

This unique blend is sweet, smooth, and spicy with a kick. Contains: black tea, flavor, red peppercorns, and strawberry pieces.

Taster’s Review:

This is pretty tasty.  I am really liking how the hint of pepper accents the strawberry flavor.

It’s not a particularly strong flavored tea.  The black tea base is the strongest note of the cup, and that’s not a bad thing.  The black tea tastes brisk and strong, although I wouldn’t categorize it as an aggressive tea.  It has a smoothness to it and a nice undertone of sweetness that melds well with the sweetness of the berry.

The Tea Source store in Highland Park

The strawberry note is light here – and I think I would like it to be just a little stronger.  I would say that the strawberry flavor here is delicate yet piquant, as it does keep my taste buds enchanted as I sip.  It has a sweetness as well as a hint of berry tartness.

Since these peppercorns aren’t cracked, I find that they don’t offer a whole lot of flavor to the cup.  But again, that is not necessarily a bad thing, because if the pepper notes were stronger here, they could very well overwhelm the delicate strawberry flavor.  As it is, this is a well-balanced set of flavors, even though they are on the softer side, they work well as they are.

A decent cup of tea that I’d recommend to strawberry tea lovers out there who are looking for something just a little different.

 

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