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Starry Night from Tea For All Reasons

starrynightTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy: Tea for All Reasons

Tea Description:

Inspired by Van Gogh’s painting, our version of “Starry Night” is a lovely combination of wild blackberry tea with splashes of blue in the form of cornflower blossoms, and candy blue sprinkles, as well as edible yellow and gold stars.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

A tea with three different kinds of sprinkles. . . I’m in! This tea is pretty adorable with the blue and star sprinkles and the gold balls just add to the cuteness.  Tea for All Reasons always has a few fandom style teas.  This particular one is based off of Van Gough’s painting, Starry Night.  But I digress. . .now to the tea.

I added the tea to my Breville, set it up for the black tea setting (212F-3 minutes-4 tbsp-3 cups water) and away I go.  The tea definitely smells like berries .  I picked that up from the dry leaves as well.  As I start to enjoy this tea, I’m not picking up the bright berry flavor that I was hoping for. It definitely has an astringent factor to it.  The more I drink and the tea cools, it just seems to be more of a muddled flavor. Definitely drinkable but its like the blackberry flavor is trying to pop but its just not quite there.

For my second cup, I used my Breville Milk Frother and made myself a latte with regular milk.  Oh the flavors popped with this addition!   Can you say Blackberries and Cream! Yum!! The sprinkles that looked to be there for show before the addition of the milk are now lending themselves to a sweet and subtle addition to the latte.  I think I might just have to go for one more cup!  I think adding the milk is the way to go with this one.