Berry Patch Black Tea Blend from Tea of Life

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Leaf Type:  Black

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Taster’s Review:

The aroma of the dry leaf of this Berry Patch Black Tea Blend from Tea of Life smells quite yummy with its notes of strawberry and cherry.  It’s a fruity scent, obviously, but, it isn’t an overpowering fragrance.  It doesn’t smell artificial or candy-like.  It smells lightly of fruit, reminiscent of a farmer’s produce market in the summertime when the strawberries are fresh and ripe and perfuming the air with their delicious goodness.

I’m happy to report that what I smell translates to the flavor.  The fruit notes are delicate and do not overwhelm the black tea notes.  The black tea is a mellower tasting black tea, and I’d categorize it as a medium-bodied black tea base.  Smooth and nicely round, this is probably a Ceylon, although Tea of Life does not clarify that on the packaging.  It just says “Black Tea.”  I like that it’s a flavorful tea, but not too aggressive, especially when considering the delicate fruit notes of this tea.  A stronger tea base would mean that I would miss out on the lovely strawberry and cherry flavors.

The cherry is less potent than the strawberry.  The strawberry starts out rather subtle but as I continue to sip, the flavor of sweet-tart berries builds on my palate.  The cherry is a soft flavor and it’s quite pleasant.  It isn’t too sweet nor does it taste medicinal.

Overall, a nice cuppa from Tea of Life.