I got this one from Sips by, too. I’ve reviewed it before, but it was almost eight years ago. My tastes have changed since then, and the tea I tried was a little old. So, this morning it gets a second chance.
The aroma is absolutely wonderful. Lush, dark berries and vanilla. It smells like a decadent dessert, almost like a strawberry shortcake, but with something more sensual and rich. I used 3 sachets for 24 ounces of water, and it came out plenty dark. I’m glad I saved my fourth sachet for a single cup later.
This tea tastes romantic. I don’t know how else to describe it. It’s creamy with vanilla and sweet with currant that reminds me of blackberries. Heavy and caramelly. The black tea base is strong but smooth with only a little astringency. Something about this makes me want to put a big dollop of whipped cream on top. I’m going to have to up my rating. 79 was far too low.
Flavors: Astringent, Berries, Berry, Black Currant, Blackberry, Caramel, Fruity, Vanilla