Blackberry Dumpling

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Black Tea
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Blackberry, Cinnamon, Pastries, Bread, Cream, Fruity, Malt, Molasses, Smooth, Spices, Sweet, Vanilla, Yogurt
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Organic, Vegan
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 3 g 12 oz / 352 ml

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Tea of the Week for August 27, 2018!

I live in the Pacific Northwest and blackberries are abundant out here. So abundant, in fact, that you can find them growing just about everywhere and they’re definitely a favorite fruit in my house. Because they are a favorite and it’s been a while since my last blackberry tea – I wanted to celebrate summer (as I hope it’s coming to a close soon!!!) with another blackberry tea.

Now, I must confess, I’ve never actually had a blackberry dumpling but one day while browsing the web I found a recipe for blackberry dumplings and I thought they sounded amazing – so I decided that I should make a tea. Normally, I’d find someplace to try the thing I was trying to recreate in tea form – or at least make the thing – but this time, I decided to try the tea first. They don’t call me the mad tea artist for nothing!

I started with a blend of rich black teas – Yunnan, Ceylon & Assam – and then I added a bunch of blackberries, a little bit of cinnamon and nutmeg and a buttery, dough-like essence to complete the dumpling.

YUM! This tea is really delightful. The spice is just enough to enhance the berries without overwhelming the blend. The background has an almost ‘cookie dough’ kind of taste to it. And of course the tea is robust and completes the overall experience (because if I were to make blackberry dumplings, I’d of course make a pot of tea to go with, right?

organic ingredients: black teas, blackberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, calendula petals & natural flavors

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Hahaha! I’ve posted about THREE blackberry teas from 52teas today! Do you see a trend?!

And it’s another sipdown!

#long time ago internet hiatus sipdown

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1349 tasting notes

The first time I tried this tea, I found it a bit thin and boring, even bitter. Next time, I made sure to overleaf and steep it properly. I’m not a huge fan without adding milk, but with milk, it can be nice. It’s a sort of berries and cream flavor. I don’t get any pastry notes. I accidentally spilled the rest of the bag on the floor, so unfortunately, I won’t be having more of this one. But I did like the black base and found the whole combination to be rather pleasing.


oh no! poor tea. I hope it was only sample size.


Yeah, there was only one serving left, so it wasn’t the worst of losses! But I should really only open bags when I’m standing over the counter – lesson learned!

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184 tasting notes

On the Eighth day of Christmas . . . this is one of my faves, so I am happy that it won the votes to be in this year’s box. Bold black teas, sweet blackberries, tasty pastry notes. The note of warm cinnamon. It’s all there. Yummy!


I love this one…maybe there will be some left!

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1467 tasting notes

On a recent trip to Georgia, we stopped at a farm that sold turnovers and pies. Blackberry has always been one of my favorite flavors, so we opted for a blackberry turnover. It was more like a donut stuffed with fresh blackberry compote, and was served with vanilla ice cream. Absolutely decadent and wonderful. This tastes just like that! It has a jammy blackberry flavor, with a bit of cinnamon. The pastry note is distinct as well. I absolutely loved this tea.

Flavors: Blackberry, Cinnamon, Pastries

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1022 tasting notes

I went through name deja vu again this morning when I scratched off the foil on my 52Teas advent packet, so I opened up my tea inventory .xls file and sure enough, I have an unopened packet from 2018. I have problems, people! So this one is going into the tea stash and out comes the older one because obviously it. needs. drunk. now!

Opening up the packet, that blackberry smell is amaaaaaaaaaaaaazing! I get a rich blackberry aroma, and there are big ol’ dried berries in there tempting enough to just eat (would I eat two-year-old dried berries? Hmmmmm…) but I’m also getting a creamy sort of aroma… like blackberries floating in a thick bowl of whipped cream, or blackberry yogurt.

I used three grams of tea leaf for 350ml of water and then added in about three freeze-dried blackberries to the mix after weighing to the infuser to steep for three minutes. My cup is a dark cup of black tea, with a strong blackberry aroma. The cream aroma isn’t as strong steeped as in the dry leaf; the maltiness of the black tea is creating more of a baked pastry aroma, with a sweet cinnamon spice note and a subtle molasses undertone.

I’m getting all those things in the flavor, and it’s quite nice. The base tea is malty, bready, subtly spicy; I’m getting a juicy blackberry flavor, with a cream/vanilla sweetness that fills out on the back of my tongue, and a subtle note of cinnamon. As far as tasting like a fruit-filled pastry, it really hits the nail on the head.

Flavors: Blackberry, Bread, Cinnamon, Cream, Fruity, Malt, Molasses, Pastries, Smooth, Spices, Sweet, Vanilla, Yogurt

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 12 OZ / 350 ML

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12484 tasting notes

Hot cuppa drank while working from home earlier this week – I’ve said it before and will say it again but, the blackberry flavouring that Anne uses is really remarkable and it doesn’t get enough love! This was smooth and malty black tea, a kiss of cinnamon, and that gooey and warm blackberry jam note I love!

I finished a bunch of 52Teas blends this week, and that had me looking at the site to try and see if by chance any of them were still available for sale. None of them were, but I found a ton of other teas that interested me and so I ended up placing a sample order.

I want to say that VariaTEA did a really good job presenting a STRONG argument for what I shouldn’t order given the grandeur of my tea stash. If I was logical at all, I would have listened. In fact, she did talk me out of it for a solid 48 hours – but I kept coming back to some of the appetizing sounding blends on the site and I couldn’t risk not having the chance to try them… So I ignored her arguments entirely.


(I’m looking forward to the Blackberry Oolong though! Among many others)


Oooh yum! Blackberries are such a fav and blackberry done right in tea would be incredible!


I miss this one


I love this one. I hope it comes back at some point.
…and you’re right, the blackberry flavoring Anne uses is spectacular. I always look forward to her blackberry blends.


I thought this one was super boring when I tried it, but I’ve still got the rest of my pouch to experiment with. Maybe I shouldn’t give up on it yet, considering the number of fans it has!

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I have no idea what a blackberry dumpling is so I have no idea if this is accurate. It tastes good though. Sil was super kind and shared a serving and this is a whole lot of delicious blackberry flavor. Actual blackberry flavor, true to the fruit and distinct. It is also a warming cup thanks to the cinnamon and maltiness of the base. It tastes like a blackberry dumpling of sorts. Whether it is a dumpling or not, I do not know. Still I enjoyed trying this one a lot and would happily revisit it should it be reblended and I were placing a 52 Teas order.


i managed to snag 1 more package of this when ann updated her inventory. best time ever for me.

Cameron B.

I looked it up a bit, and it seems like Blackberry Dumpling is sort of similar to a cobbler? It’s basically blackberry pie filling that you drop dollops of sweet dough into and then bake.


Blackberry flavouring is so awesome. AQ2T had a Blackberry Pie tea, I believe, for one of the monthly blends, using the hand-rolled yunnan base, and I definitely bought more. I don’t think I picked up this one, but I’d for sure also be getting some if it was around when I placed an order!

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249 tasting notes

Very nice, “solid” tea. I would actually love a little more blackberry, but I can definitely taste it and I do get a hint of buttery pastry, too. The base is smooth and strong. This makes a really nice morning tea. I do like it better with a little sugar or sweetener, but it just needs a touch to bring out the berry.

Flavors: Blackberry, Malt, Pastries

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Tea from this morning. Wanted something extra specially delicious since last night was not a great kiddo night – cluster feeding and refusing to sleep anywhere but on mama! plus the realities of her coming early in terms of income etc are starting to sink in. bah! Nurse home visit today – so wanted to make sure i was functional when she was here. So this was the tea i pulled out. So glad i could sneak another package of this one in my last order. I really do enjoy the black teas with fruits that anne creates – especially blueberry/blackberry bolder fruits. Happy to have this one for a while longer.


Hope everything went well with the visit! Cluster feeding is not fun, nor is a baby that won’t sleep. I currently nurse to sleep then co-sleep with the little one for the majority of his naps because it’s the only way he naps (and he needs naps or life sucks for everyone). Luckily, I find co-sleeping much less scary now that he’s bigger.


It was a good visit! Of course now my parents miss her and want to see her more

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