This is a queued tasting note.
The first Farmer’s Market of the year was last week, and I happened to have the day off so I decided to get out of the house and go to that. I like the idea of buying local as much as possible, and admittedly I was hoping I’d scrounge up a Saskatoon Berry pie or something along those lines. Damn do I love me a Saskatoon Berry pie.
Instead of pie, however, I wound up bringing home a different haul: several different kinds of flavoured honey, this tea, and some locally grown Beluga Lentils which wound up becoming a solid tea infused meal, which I’ll write about at a future time. My honey haul was pretty large too – coffee honey, chocolate honey, cinnamon honey, spiced orange honey, and a regular creamed honey.
As for the tea? The idea of finding tea was actually not even remotely on my mind when I went there but I saw this and then got especially excited when hibiscus and rosehips weren’t ingredients in it even a little bit. I had to get it.
I tried it with some of the normal creamed honey because that seemed appropriate for my Farmer’s Market themed day/trip. This was actually really good. I was honestly taken aback by how unique of a blend it is overall too. The cherry comes though well, and is playfully tart and then the addition of both apple and cinnamon almost give this a sort of “cherry cider” vibe all in all. The seabuckthorn leaf is a weird ingredient for me: I have had it before, but I’m not familiar enough with it to really be able to totally isolate the flavour of it from the other notes in the blend.
But honestly – for what seemed like a mildly gimmicky find I was REALLY pleased with this tisane. If the vendor ever showed up with other tea flavours, I know it wouldn’t take much to talk me into trying those too.