I love Kusmi’s packaging, I love Kusmi’s muslin tea bags, and I am loving Four Red Fruits!
I have tried a few Kusmi teas that ended up on my “must order” list. I can add one more now.
Four Red Fruits must be a “thing” overseas because I have had other teas and jams by that name, all of them from French companies.
First impression when I steeped this was….dark, rich aroma. Hallelujah, the tea base is going to be good on this one. I can tell by the smell! And it is.
It is so disappointing to get a great smelling tea and then find that the base is inferior and the tea tastes like watery disappointment with flavors added.
No disappointment here! The base has heft. I know I am drinking a good black tea.The company description talks about the pairing of sweet fruit against bitter black tea base, but I wouldn’t call this bitter. It is a great black tea with the nice, dark undertones you find in Keemuns and such. And it is the perfect foundation for adding these beautiful fruit flavors. They are not tart and not too sweet, just perfectly balanced. I can taste the tea and I can taste the fruit.
I have been disappointed that my favorite strawberry tea of all time was discontinued a few years ago. Now I can say I have found a tea that fills that void, even though there is more than just strawberry here. This is delightful, and I can see myself having it at breakfast and for tea time, or even with a late night snack as I am doing right now. Time to update the desert island list…
Want to Know More About This Tea?
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Kusmi
An organic black tea with red fruit flavors that will remind you of your favorite pastries!
If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise!
If you go down to the woods today… you’ll be picking strawberries, raspberries, redcurrants, and cherries!
We certainly didn’t beat around the bush when choosing these red fruits! We wanted them to be indulgent and delicious, delicate and refined… Then we combined them with an intense organic black tea to showcase their full flavors.
In a word, we went the extra mile – and it was worth it! Get ready for an organic Four Red Fruits black tea straight from the oven! Or almost… This tea is even better with a pastry or a biscuit for your afternoon snack.
Organic tea available loose because it’s good for the planet, and in teabags for when you’re on the go.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
Black Bear from Banff Tea Company. . . .
In the winter – I’m sort of a hermit. Or I tend to want to hibernate like a bear. Regardless – that is what this tea remind me of…a nice tea to sit down and hibernate with. A nice tea to sip on when you are overly frustrated with winter, too, because one sip will having you thinking SPRING is right around the corner.
The tea I’m writing about today is Black Bear from Banff Tea Company. It’s flavored black tea with enough caffeine to light a figurative fire under your butt in the morning. “This blend is indeed black and contains enough berries and leaves to satisfy any of the Park’s locals,” according to the company website.
The origins hail from Sri Lanka and the ingredients are Black tea, blackberry leaves, elderberries, dried blackcurrants, hibiscus, mallow flowers, sunflower petals, cornflower petals, natural Flavoring.
I’m not a fan of hibiscus so when I tasted the berry and realized this flavored berry tea did NOT contain hibiscus in it I nearly jumped for joy! This is a nicely done berry flavored black tea. The flavor ratios are very pleasing.
This is great iced but very good hot, too! It’s naturally sweet on its own and a delightful cuppa!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Banff Tea Company
This blend is indeed black and contains enough berries and leaves to satisfy any of the Park’s locals.
Caffeine Level: High.
Origin: Sri Lanka.
Ingredients: Black tea, blackberry leaves, elderberries, dried currents, hibiscus, mallow flowers, sunflower petals, cornflower petals, natural flavouring.
Steeping Suggestions: 1 teaspoon (3g) of tea per 6oz cup of water, 90°C (194°F) for 2-5 minutes.