Wildberries Flavored Green Iced Tea from Southern Boy Teas

WildberriesSBTTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Zoomdweebies

Tea Description:

Wildberries = Blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, strawberry, elderberry, and black currant. Premium Organic green tea with organic flavors.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Here it is … my first review of one of Southern Boy Teas green tea creations.  I was excited to learn of SBT’s expansion into other tea types – they’re not just black teas anymore – since I usually prefer green or white iced teas (I find them more refreshing than black tea).

And this Wildberries Flavored Green Tea is VERY refreshing.  Mmm!  It’s bursting with berry flavor.  My first sip I could really taste the elderberry and black currant flavors.  In the aftertaste, I started to pick up on the other berry flavors, strawberry, blackberry and raspberry are the flavors that seem to tickle the palate in the aftertaste, with an emphasis on the raspberry notes.

The blueberry is a little less conspicuous.

As I continue to sip, I start to notice more of the berry flavor throughout the sip, not just the elderberry and currant.  Now I’m tasting more blackberry, strawberry and raspberry throughout the sip, and I can even pick up on some blueberry notes.

And the green tea base is ideal for these flavors because it’s a lighter tasting base.  I feel that a black tea base might be a little bit too much.  It could work, and I’d certainly be more than happy to try it, but I like the softer flavor of the sweet green tea with light buttery notes and how the green tea allows the berry flavors to really express themselves fully, while not hiding off in the background.  I still taste the green tea, but it doesn’t intrude upon the berry notes.  It’s a very lovely balance that’s been achieved.

To brew this, I went ahead and used the “hot brew” method.  I filled my kettle with one quart of water and heat it to 175°F.  Then I allowed the sachet to infuse for 1 1/2 minutes.  Then I poured the hot liquid into my tempered glass pitcher (to temper it, I just run it under hot tap water for about a minute to get the glass warm so that the hot liquid doesn’t shock the glass and cause it to break).  Repeat with another quart of water heated to 175°F, this time allowing the sachet to steep for 2 full minutes.  Then I stashed the sachet in an airtight container and put it in the refrigerator to see how a resteep would taste.

The verdict:  The resteep is still VERY flavorful.  Almost – if not just as – flavorful as the first half gallon that I prepared.  This tea is a winner!  It’s one that I’ll be getting more of!

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