Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Mark T. Wendell
A rich, whole-leaf black tea with cranberry pieces and flavoring. It is an exotic twist on your favorite beverage. Easy to make into your favorite iced tea.
When I first received this tea, I thought it would be like a lot of other autumnal cranberry teas that I’ve tasted in the past. Now, mind you, that wouldn’t be a bad thing, because I have quite enjoyed them. But, I wasn’t prepared for something different!
And this is different – deliciously different!
The black tea is delicious and strong without being overpowering or bitter. It has a very smooth, well-rounded flavor that is very satisfying. It is full-bodied with a very pleasing taste and a light, drying astringency. The tea is definitely the star of this show.
The cranberry, on the other hand, is more like the supporting actor. It has a very nice berry taste that is neither too sweet nor too tart. Delicious!
But what makes this tea so surprisingly different is the floral notes! When I saw some rose petals tossed in the blend, I suspected that they were there merely for aesthetics, but, I can taste the rose, and it is very nice! It adds a very enjoyable charm to this already delicious tea. I also like that the sharp, sweet tones of the rose curb the sometimes too tart taste of the cranberry. It’s a very harmonious union.
This is really a delicious tea. If you like cranberries I would recommend trying this one. I would also recommend this to the rose tea enthusiasts out there!
While this is delicious hot or cold, I recommend it hot – especially for this time of year. It’s so comforting!