Huckleberry Happiness Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Currant, Blueberry, Ceylon Black Tea, Cornflower Petals, Elderberry, Flavor, Hibiscus
Flavors
Berry, Blueberry, Bread, Fruity, Smooth, Sweet, Floral, Honey
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Mastress Alita
Average preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 4 g 11 oz / 313 ml

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From Plum Deluxe

One of the most popular fruity black tea flavors is huckleberry, so we’re excited to share our take with our huckleberry black tea blend. With a crisp Ceylon black tea base, we’ve added a melange of complementary berries to create a full-bodied berry cuppa with huckleberries (which is a blueberry) and hints of elderberry, aronia berry, and black currant.

INGREDIENTS: Black Tea, Elderberries, Aronia berries, Black Currants, Blueberries, Hibiscus, Cornflowers, Huckleberry Essence, Love, Gratitude.

PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS: Steep 1 tsp in boiling water 3-5 minutes.

SUGGESTED USES: Fantastic iced. Also amount of hibiscus is tiny, stands up to milk without curdling.

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2022 Spring Tea Swap – Day 15
From Emilie!

Plum Deluxe says that huckleberries are blueberries. I never realized they were one and the same. That said, there is a berry sort of flavor here but I can’t really say I taste blueberry. Or if I do, it’s very light. I prefer Blueberry Jam from DAVIDsTEA, but I’m guessing DT probably uses more (or a stronger) flavoring than PD. I don’t mind flavorings, so I’m going to go with the more pronounced blueberry flavor. If I were going for a potentially more natural version, this would be a nice change of pace.

Flavors: Berry

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Sampler September! Another sampler from my Tea Fest PDX fundraiser bag.

The steeped tea smells strongly of blueberries… with a tarter edge than the sweet and syrupy blueberry I often get from teas that reminds me of a pancake syrup.

The tea has a nice body for a flavored black tea, with a touch of breadiness coming through. The flavor is juicy and fruity; I’ve rarely eaten much huckleberry in my life, so my tongue is tasting blueberry. Sweet, but not syrupy/candy sweet, with a more juicy/fruity edge. Very smooth.

My work thermos will be empty by lunch.

Flavors: Blueberry, Bread, Fruity, Smooth, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML
Shae

I just found this tea on another website, but I thought Plum Deluxe made their own blends. Do you know? It looks like this company/business uses a lot of the same blends and photos as Plum Deluxe, so I’m trying to figure it out.

https://decemberlarks.com/collections/loose-leaf-tea/products/huckleberry-black-tea

Shae

Actually, after looking at their Instagram it looks like they are just putting their labels on the Plum Deluxe bags. :/

Mastress Alita

Plum Deluxe makes the claim they “hand-blend” all their teas, but those of us on Steepster became dubious of this claim several years ago when several of us had their advent that year (I recall a banana bread tea that was suspiciously similar in looks/ingredient list to an Adagio tea, and another that appeared to be a Dethlefsen & Balk catalog blend). Some of their teas even currently listed look suspiciously like ones I’ve seen elsewhere, but I’m not going to say if they are cleverly creating dups, buying bases and adding some ingredients here and there and claiming it is then “hand-blended”, or what.

I would assume that at least their photos are legit as they are so uniform, so it is a bit weird to me that other site absolutely looks like they have the exact same photos. Unless they are wholesaling from Plum Deluxe and have some sort of agreement to use their photos too? Dunno.

Shae

I didn’t think about wholesale. Hopefully that’s it. It does look like they sell teas from Maya Tea Company as well.

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This is my first sample from the Portland Tea Festival by mail, which Sara told me about. I paid for a box with a shopping bag, two tiny tea cups (the kind you’d use for samples at a live tea festival), and lots of samples.

Mmm, this is nice! It’s very berry, but I can only pick out the blueberry flavor as distinctive. I pick up hints of honey and floral notes at the end of the sip. This would be excellent to sip in a rose garden in Portland.

Flavors: Berry, Blueberry, Floral, Honey

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 12 OZ / 354 ML
Mastress Alita

Hopefully I will dig into my samples sooner rather than later this time… I think I still have a few floating around from San Francisco International Tea Festival 2018…

Todd

At least samplers are quick and easy to sip down!

Lexie Aleah

I wish I had known about this.

Tiffany :)

Is this still available (the portland tea festival by mail box)??

Mastress Alita

It is not. They were a limited run, earning funds for (hopefully) an in-person event in 2022 (after having to cancel for 2020 and 2021). I got an e-mail about it as I was an attendee in 2019 and on their mailing list.

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Delicious; I can imagine myself sitting in a garden and reading a classic while I sip this tea.

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