Lore of the Weirwood

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Black Fruit Herbal Blend
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Flavors
Blueberry, Jam, Musty, Rosemary, Sage, Savory, Sweet
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Medium
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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “Sipdown! (25 | 241) So my cupboard has just exploded with a bunch of new teas. Not only did I buy quite a few on vacation, but a couple of tea orders also arrived while I was away, plus I got my...” Read full tasting note
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Berry and Pine meet Game of Thrones!

While we may not have access to a weirwood tree, our berry and pine black tea blend pays homage to its lore.

Inspired by the Heart Tree of Westeros!
What happens when the crew at Happy Turtle Tea watches Game of Thrones and contemplates the tea that Bran would favor? A berry and pine tea blend inspired by the lore of the weirwood tree is born!

“Time is different for a tree than for a man. Sun and soil and water, these are the things a weirwood understands, not days and years and centuries. For men, time is a river. We are trapped in its flow, hurtling from past to present, always in the same direction. The lives of trees are different. They root and grow and die in one place, and that river does not move them. The oak is the acorn, the acorn is the oak. And the weirwood … a thousand human years are a moment to a weirwood, and through such gates you and I may gaze into the past.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 34

Lore of the Weirwood is a delicious berry and pine black tea blend. How do we get berries and pine in a tea? Well, we start with blueberries, cranberries, currants, aronia berries, and pine nuts. This blend also contains apples, blackberry leaf, sweet blackberry leaf, blueberry leaf, lemon grass, eucalyptus, mistletoe, and safflower. It also contains both natural and artificial blueberry flavor.

Aronia berries, also known as chokeberries (due to the mouth-drying effect they have), contain the highest level of antioxidants among fruits, even higher than elderberries. Aronia berries contain incredible amounts of vitamins and minerals, including zinc, magnesium, iron, and vitamins C, B, and K. This superfood is rising in popularity and is supporting heart health, immune support, and digestion.

This makes for a berry-licious cup of tea with an underlying pine essence. Like the weirwood, this berry and pine tea blend weeps its red bounty with a complex flavor profile that is worthy of those that will live on to tell its story.

Ingredients: Black Tea, Blueberries, Pine Nuts, Cranberries, Apples, Freeze Dried Currants, Aronia Berries, Blueberry Leaf, Blackberry Leaf, Sweet Blackberry Leaf, Lemon Grass, Eucalyptus, Mistletoe, Natural & Artificial Blueberry Flavors, and Safflower

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So my cupboard has just exploded with a bunch of new teas. Not only did I buy quite a few on vacation, but a couple of tea orders also arrived while I was away, plus I got my last Bird & Blend subscription and a large tea swap. All at the end of the month, of course. Sigh… So anyway, now I’m trying to sip through the smaller swap samples as quickly as I can, just to get them out of my cupboard. This was one of those single-cup samples.

I’ve been wanting to try Happy Turtle, so I was glad to see a few teas from them in the package. This one sounds right up my alley, a black tea with dark forest berries and evergreen flavors. But I think there might not have been enough berry in my small sample, as I’m not really getting more than a hint of blueberry. Mostly it actually tastes like sage to me, which isn’t even an ingredient. I guess it must be the eucalyptus combining with the blackberry leaf? I’m not sure I’ve ever had mistletoe in tea, so I can’t place that flavor.

Anyway, it tastes like a sage-forward black tea with a subtle hint of jammy blueberry in the background. It’s not bad, but not quite what I was hoping for either…

Flavors: Blueberry, Jam, Musty, Rosemary, Sage, Savory, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This was delicious! I have a longtime affinity for “forest berry” inspired teas and this is just such a great execution of that profile – it’s got that initial herbaceous punch from the eucalyptus and all of those woodsy pine notes from the pine nuts to convery the feeling of being in a forest, but then it’s balanced with sweetness from this jumble of assorted wild berries – blueberry, raspberry, and even more. It honestly doesn’t matter that you can’t taste the berries as distinct flavours because the way they come together into one “super berry” with this jammy and sweet kind of ‘vaguely purple’ taste is still really dead on for the wide assortment of forest appropriate berries.

Like, it doesn’t matter that I don’t really know the fandom this is inspired by – it’s just a damn tasty tea!

Shae

What an interesting mix of ingredients! I didn’t even know mistletoe was edible.

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