Made this one in my tea press, and this time I’m doing it iced just to see how the flavour differs from trying it hot. Mostly, I think it’s the same: a very sweet, juicy berry flavour. I find it a bit less tart overall, but that makes sense given that it’s an iced tea over a hot tea; in general that iced style of prep tends to soothe tartness or at least take a bit of the edge off it. The berry flavour is pretty straight forward blackberry, but has some elderberry and raspberry kind of elements to it too. I think I find it sweeter overall than I did as a hot tea; maybe even on the cusp of being a little too sweet? I know the blackberry leaf is responsible for A LOT of that intensity and sweetness, but something else reminds me faintly of icing sugar too and I can’t totally place what it is. The whole profile is undercut with the faintest, softest herbaceous element. Again, probably the blackberry leaf.
I liked this one overall; both as a hot tea and an iced tea. I do think the iced version was maybe just a little too sweet, so I think I’d opt for drinking it hot if I were to revisit it in the future.