Mascarpone & Sour Cherry

Tea type
Fruit Oolong Blend
Ingredients
Apple Pieces, Cranberry, Freeze Dried Cherries, Hibiscus, Morello Cherry, Natural Flavours, Oolong Tea, Orange Peel, Rose Hips
Flavors
Cherry, Cream, Pleasantly Sour, Cranberry, Salt, Fruity, Sour, Orange Zest, Creamy
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec 10 oz / 284 ml

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  • “This tea wasn’t that great hot, but cold, it has a really unique, authentic sour cherry flavor. I taste no hint of mascarpone. Really the only flavor is the sour cherry. I also don’t really notice...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I’m not sure what i expected with this one, but it wasn’t this lol.it’s more sour cherry than anything…sort of reminds me a little of cherry snowcone from davids tea but less sweet. Marscapone?...” Read full tasting note
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  • “The smell in the bag was ahhhhh. Subtle sweet creaminess. I smiled and my shoulders relaxed. It smelled pretty good brewed up, with that same subtleness but also light tanginess that accurately...” Read full tasting note
  • “This is one of those weird teas that doesn’t pop up in searches properly so it was never added to my cupboard but today I was going through the teas I keep at my sisters and there it was. It sounds...” Read full tasting note
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From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

Inspired by our favourite summer ice cream flavour, we’ve stirred naturally light & creamy oolong with tart hibiscus and garnished it with juicy sweet and sour morello cherries.

Ingredients

Chinese ti guan yin oolong, apple pieces, rosehip, hibiscus, freeze-dried cherry, cranberry, orange peel, morello cherries, natural flavouring.

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10 Tasting Notes

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692 tasting notes

This tea wasn’t that great hot, but cold, it has a really unique, authentic sour cherry flavor. I taste no hint of mascarpone. Really the only flavor is the sour cherry. I also don’t really notice the tea itself even though there’s quite a lot in the blend. So I appreciate this tea for its originality of flavor, and I quite enjoy the taste. Not a favorite though.

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11039 tasting notes

I’m not sure what i expected with this one, but it wasn’t this lol.it’s more sour cherry than anything…sort of reminds me a little of cherry snowcone from davids tea but less sweet. Marscapone? not really. ALso don’t really taste the oolong…which isn’t a bad thing for me today haha

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667 tasting notes

The smell in the bag was ahhhhh. Subtle sweet creaminess. I smiled and my shoulders relaxed.

It smelled pretty good brewed up, with that same subtleness but also light tanginess that accurately captured mascarpone. A vegetal/cooked green quality was present from the oolong (cheap and/or old tieguanyin or milk oolong?). The taste was strange and weak. The cherry came through with a 3 minute steep time but sampled with a longer 5 minute steep, the flavor was more watery, generic hibiscus sour. The light vegetal taste from the oolong didn’t complement the intended flavor profile. In desperation to get some of that creamy taste, I inhaled through my nose while taking a sip. Nada. I think the mascarpone and sour cherry combination would be awesome but the aroma and tastes didn’t integrate well enough for me to consider this a cohesive brew. Still enjoyable but not recommended.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
derk

I see now in the description that the oolong is tieguanyin. I’d like to see this re-blended with an exceptionally creamy milk oolong!

Martin Bednář

Oh, if I will have nothing to do, I will try write them your suggestion. Indeed milk oolong will be (hopefully) better than “just” TGY. If they reply, I will share it.

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5068 tasting notes

This is one of those weird teas that doesn’t pop up in searches properly so it was never added to my cupboard but today I was going through the teas I keep at my sisters and there it was. It sounds good to me but mostly it was hibiscus to add sour to the cherry flavour. While that was fine, it didn’t really have marscapone.

Martin Bednář

Same here, it wasn’t much mascarpone or at least creamy.

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637 tasting notes

Cold brew in oat milk overnight

Flavors: Cherry, Cream, Pleasantly Sour

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3098 tasting notes

A free sample from my B&B order! Thanks so much, you excellent team of tea people! This blend was intriguing. First, I had to look up what mascarpone is. It seems like a fancy cream cheese, but also, how the heck would that translate in a tea?!?! Let’s say since I didn’t know what mascarpone tasted like, I was looking for cream cheese and definitely wasn’t tasting that… if anything there was a hint of salt, but that can sometimes be from oolong leaves itself. So there was a savory element more than not but only if you’re thinking about mascarpone. I’m not sure if I’ve had a B&B oolong before, except for the tasty Brighton Rock, but that might not even be the same base oolong. Another B&B blend where the hibiscus and rosehips are tame enough not to overwhelm. I hope nobody sees those ingredients and gets scared away from trying B&B blends… in most of the blends, the hibiscus and rosehips are subtle. I really wish the blend didn’t have orange peels though? They don’t fit here, but I’m also not tasting them. The first steep has the most flavors of tart cherry and cranberry. But those flavors slowly fade in the second and third steeps. With a slight cream note throughout. Credit for actually using cherries and cranberries in the blend though! The color of the brew was actually lavender which was different. I like this tea, but it just isn’t special enough for me to really crave or call amazing. But this is why I LOVE samples.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug // 18 minutes after boiling // 1 1/2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 7 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #3 // just boiled // 3 minute steep

Flavors: Cherry, Cranberry, Cream, Salt

Kittenna

I wanted more cream :( My recollection of mascarpone was that it was kind of like ricotta, but I might be misremembering.

Dustin

I think of is as a richer less tart cream cheese.

tea-sipper

Thanks for your mascarpone experience, Dustin. :D

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4754 tasting notes

My Bird & Blend order arrived! This is one of the teas I was most looking forward to of the ones I bought. Creamy sour cherry oolong sounds basically like my perfect tea. Steeped, it smells and tastes of cherry, but it’s fairly light. However – there’s basically no oolong, which is the most disappointing part. Despite having a decent amount in my cup, I just can’t pick out any contribution from the base tea. So this more or less tastes like a cup of slightly creamy, weak cherry juice. Not terrible, but not what I was hoping for. I’ll try a longer infusion next time to see if it makes a difference, but I’m not sure that it will. If I can’t coax out any oolong, this may just become a summer iced tea, instead.

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672 tasting notes

Yesterday I got my another B&B subsciption envelope. I am thinking about cancelling it, but it is quite cheap (305 CZK per month) and teas are always interesting to try. So I won’t probably.

Anyway, this is one their new blends they call Summer Ice Cream Collection. I took this one, because it is oolong with fruits.

Unfortunately, my strainer is still too small (I tend to forget to buy big one, cup size), so oolong leaves do not have much space. Moreover when cherries are there too.

After recommended 3 minutes steep, it is quite cloudy (some dust went through mesh), light red, rather pink colour.

It is not much aromatic. Yeah, of course there is sour cherries, but not much of mascarpone or other fruits (see ingredients).

In taste it is weak sour cherry flavour and do not notice mascarpone, or at least creamy flavours. Maybe I have steeped it too short.

Flavors: Cherry, Fruity, Sour

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML
Kittenna

I bought this recently and am hoping I like it! It sounds so good…

Martin Bednář

It sounds, but maybe needs bit longer brewing time

Kittenna

I’ll have 50g, so I guess I’ll get to do some experimenting!

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