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drank Berried Treasure by 52teas
1231 tasting notes

While superficially reminiscent of the old Fantasy Island blend from David’s Tea, this blend is boozier, brighter, and more acidic (thanks, Bergy). There’s also no coconut, but it makes up for that in vanilla marshmallow, and even more berries.

It’s surprisingly juicy, with all the sweet-tart dimensions that blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries bring to the table. It’s a refreshing cuppa, even when consumed hot, without milk. The vanilla and the woody fluff textural quality of the marshmallow root gives it that desirable berry dessert vibe. The bergamot is actually not that blatant, merely complimenting the lush berry flavours with its floral/citrus profile.

If you love Bluebird’s Vicky’s Spongecake, DT’s Fantasy Island, or AQTT’s Black Cherries in Sweet Cream you’d probably enjoy this too.

This sample was generously provided by 52Teas. Thank you!

Flavors: Bergamot, Berries, Blackberry, Marshmallow, Raspberry, Strawberry, Tart, Vanilla, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Shae

I love that you put recommendations at the bottom for similar teas. Very much enjoyed this note!

Roswell Strange

Oh man, I miss Fantasy Island! I remember when that one blew up here on Steepster! It was a pretty fun tea, and in hindsight I bet I could have done so much more with it.

Evol Ving Ness

Vanilla marshmallow and berries! WIN!

VariaTEA

I enjoyed all those teas so I look forward to trying this out when I can actually taste teas again!

tea-sipper

Bluebird’s Vicky’s is a nice comparison. :D

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Shae

I love that you put recommendations at the bottom for similar teas. Very much enjoyed this note!

Roswell Strange

Oh man, I miss Fantasy Island! I remember when that one blew up here on Steepster! It was a pretty fun tea, and in hindsight I bet I could have done so much more with it.

Evol Ving Ness

Vanilla marshmallow and berries! WIN!

VariaTEA

I enjoyed all those teas so I look forward to trying this out when I can actually taste teas again!

tea-sipper

Bluebird’s Vicky’s is a nice comparison. :D

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I started my Steepster loose leaf adventure back in 2012. I can’t say I’m completely new anymore, but I still view oolong as a magical, extraterrestrial creature that unfurls in water.

My favourites are teas like Milk Oolong, Silver Needle,and Japanese Sencha/Gyokuro, or fruity and floral flavoured ones. However, I generally enjoy ALL the teas, including a good old cup of Earl Grey or Breakfast blend.

FAVOURITE INGREDIENTS/NOTES:

DESSERT FLAVOURS
Vanilla, Maple, Caramel, Butterscotch, Cream, Toffee, Nougat, Marzipan, Butter

FRUIT & BERRIES
Blackberry, Raspberry, Currants, Blueberry, Elderberry, Banana, Melon, Pineapple, Persimmon, Rhubarb, Passionfruit..

CITRUS
Lime, Grapefruit, Lemon, Bergamot, Yuzu (orange is a hit or miss)

SPICES
Ginger, Turmeric, Clove-forward chai

AROMATIC & HERBACEOUS NOTES
Musky, “Fresh,” and/or Woody Incense-like stuff: Sandalwood, Frankincense, Juniper, Eucalyptus, Mints

FLORALS
Lavender, Jasmine, Rose, Lilac, Violet, etc. ALL the flowers!

VEGGIE/GRAIN NOTES
Spinach, Grass, Hay, Cucumber, Rice, Sweet Potato

Less Preferred Flavours/Ingredients:
Stevia, Apple, Cocoa Nib, Almond, Licorice, Cinnamon-forward blends, Chinese Sencha

Subjective Rating System:
I don’t give a lot of low ratings out, since a) I tend to grab tea I know will appeal to me, and b) I don’t have a lot of strong dislikes.

90-100: Favourites. The Desert Island Teas.
80-89: Loved teas. Possibly staple-worthy.
70-79: Good teas, but I’m less likely to repurchase. Minor quibbles.
60-69: Ok teas. Likely a few preference and/or quality issues.
50-59: Cup of meh. Will do in a pinch.
11-49: Varying levels of undrinkable tea.
1-10: Nightmare tea from the chaos realms. This tea is the embodiment of the primordial swamp, an unholy abomination. It’s very gross and I’m almost positive it doesn’t exist.

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