Flavored Black Tea
Premium black tea with blackberry leaves, sage, cornflower petals and natural flavors make for an aromatic, mid-day cuppa or a great full flavored iced tea.
Black tea, Blackberry leaves, Sage, Cornflower, Mallow petals, Natural flavors
Light astringency, sweet berries with a spice note
I drink every night to calm down. It is so relaxing
Because it's called "Blackberry Sage" I had hoped for more blackberry and a little sage... sadly what I got is very heavy on the sage... I'm thinking of sitting down and picking out the sage... or just keep drinking it until I'm used to it... I love good strong teas in the morning... but prefer fruit or spice than savory in the morning... personal preference...
This is going to be my go-to black for every day!
Taste: Black nearly bitter, (tarte) Sage, hint of blackberry, blackberry becomes more and more pronounced as you drink, a pleasnt berry after taste. Very demanding rich sharp flavor good lunch tea, would be great with sandwiches. bubbly feeling
Steeps: This held up to 2+ steeps
Scent: A wonderful rich blackberry aroma, earthy like sunshine on freshly tilled soil. You can smell the sage as an under note.
Presentation: A very midling tea, nice leaves not a lot of color
I'd bought sage leaves and stems in couch-pillow-sized bags from my local Lebanese grocer, to burn as well as to steep and sip, so I had a hint what I was getting into when I ordered Whistling Kettle's Blackberry Sage black tea. The sage predominates, even as the blackberry tempers and soothes and the black tea delivers my morning jolt. I love the artful combination. Sage is not for everyone, however, so consider your preferences. I ordered 4 ounces, knowing how much I enjoy sage - this is the Northern Plains variety, not your grandmother's kitchen garden variety - but will enjoy an occasional cup of the Cherry Fig, a bright and sweet concoction, to break-up the morning routine. Five stars for developing the combination and blending the flavors well.
I was intrigued when I received this sample in my order. I love both Blackberry & Sage, so I thought it would be right up my alley. For me, the Blackberry was extremely subtle & the Sage was very prominent - which came off to me as fairly medicinal. Given the other positive reviews, I may try another cup. Otherwise, this goes in my "pass along" pile.....