Colonial Cranberrry from Mountain Witch Tea Co

colonialcranberryTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Mountain Witch Tea Co

Tea Description:

This holiday favorite is a delightful blend of our finest black tea, dried cranberries, tart cranberry flavor and other berry essences. A perfect holiday treat to warm your spirit. This 4 oz. bag makes 50-60 cups. Enjoy hot or iced.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Ever want to have a tart tea?  I think I have found the as- close-to- perfect tart tea to make an amazingly tart iced tea that I have come across so far.

Mountain Witch Tea Co has some of the best flavored black teas that I have had in a long time.  I can’t say enough about Kelly’s Blood Orange and Mojave Desert Prickly Pear blends.   No matter how I brew them, they are simply amazing and not finicky.  The easiest flavored black teas I have ever brewed up.

So I knew that I would like this one.  I was actually surprised tho.  Brewed up hot, I didn’t care for this one.  The black tea is still delicious but the cranberry tartness is a bit overwhelming.  I think if there was a touch or two of vanilla to mellow out the tart this tea would be out of this world.  Without it, it just seems like the tea is lacking. Hmm . . that sounds amazing.  A cranberry vanilla black tea.

When I brewed this one cold- Oh my! That is what I was hoping for.  The tartness pops and isn’t overwhelming and doesn’t dominate and takeover the brew.  It is like this tea was made to be an iced tea. The cranberry flavor is delightful and really rounds out the cup.   I don’t feel the need to add any sugar or sweeteners.  Exactly what I was looking for and needing.

This isn’t my favorite offering from Kelly’s line of teas, but it is good. I can’t wait to brew up a pitcher of this for those hot summer days that are rapidly approaching! This one would also be awesome to serve up during the holidays with maybe some mulling spices added in or some vanilla beans.  Oh! I can see it now.  We are going to get “fancy” this holiday!

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