Bronte Sisters' Black Tea Blend

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Black Fruit Herbal Blend
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Fruity, Papaya, Stewed Fruits, Sugar, Vegetal, Apple, Grass, Raspberry
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 11 oz / 325 ml

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The Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne, lived and wrote in Yorkshire, England. Born in 1816, 1818 and 1820, respectively, the sisters lived very short lives, with Charlotte living the longest at 38. During their unfortunately short lifetimes, each sister produced novels that would become cornerstones of western literature and inspire studies for generations. Emily’s Wuthering Heights, Charlotte’s Jane Eyre, and Anne’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall each found an audience and acclaim that continues to this day. With their novels, the sisters introduced the world to a starkly honest portrayal of English womanhood that didn’t hide the ugliness and intrigue many novels of the time shied away from. Although tame by today’s standards, their inclusion of independent female characters, alcoholism, and abuse meant that the Bronte’s novels faced their share of controversy.

The Bronte family kept an orchard and garden where the sisters spent much of their time exploring, drawing, and writing. Charlotte was more inclined to draw the flowers and the plants than to stop and smell them, but Anne and Emily were happy to get their hands dirty with a little gardening. Emily especially, who was known to be a bit of a recluse, could often be found taking long walks and enjoying nature. Our Bronte Sisters tea blend combines pear, apple, and gooseberry flavors to make a sweet and fragrant blend that’s reminiscent of an orchard stroll. The flavors in this blend meld together in perfect harmony and the taste lingers deliciously on the palate.

Ingredients: Black teas, papaya pieces (papayas and sugar), apple flavor, gooseberry flavor, pear flavor, raspberry pieces, alfalfa leaves and marigold petals.

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9 Tasting Notes

162 tasting notes

Raising my rating, I think I oversteeped it last time… This is delightfully fruity hot or iced.

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161 tasting notes

“I had now swallowed my tea. I was mightily refreshed by the beverage; as much so as a giant with wine: it gave new tone to my unstrung nerves, and enabled me to address this penetrating young judge steadily.” ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

I’m heading to the library today. I’ve read Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. Perhaps I’ll look for another book by the Bronte Sisters. I recently read a novel, The Eyre Affair, that stuck with me. I wonder if there’s a sequel.

This is a light fruity black tea. The tea leaves are pretty too look at with bits of papaya and marigold peeking out. I think of spring when I drink it. There’s definite apple and raspberry flavors but not too overpowering and not tart. I like it well enough.

Flavors: Apple, Grass, Raspberry

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

oh there are MANY sequels to The Eyre Affair!! And also a few other books by the Brontes.

Jen vB

It was an accidental check out that I really enjoyed. I don’t often dip into futuristic time travel but this one was very entertaining


I was going to comment that there are many sequels to The Eyre Affair, but tea-sipper beat me to it! That series is wild!


I haven’t read Jasper Fforde in a long time, but just seeing the title made me smile.


Same as gmathis, it has been a long time since I read Fforde. Thoroughly enjoyed the books years ago, so I should look for new ones!

Jen vB

Tea and reading seems to go hand in hand. :-)

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3927 tasting notes

additional notes: Neglecting this tea! Forgot how fruity and delicious it was. I should have been drinking this in the hot months. I have a few great raspberry black teas now (this is also papaya.) The flavors are holding up.

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Sororitea Sisters TTB

This is one of the teas I tried from the TTB and though I intended to write a Sororitea Sisters review about it as I have for most of the teas I tried from the box, I just didn’t have that much to say about this. It is fruity and the base is pretty prominent. I get a lot from the raspberry leaf but wish I got more fruity/orchard flavors. Less base, more papaya us what I thought while I sipped.

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206 tasting notes

“This tea is giving me an identity crisis. Or, rather, the Brontë sisters are. Did you realize that the oldest-lived Brontë was 38 upon passing? They did ALL THAT WRITING before 38.

Do you realize I am 32 and have only succeeded at NaNoWriMo once? What. am. I. doing. with. my. life?!"

Oh, and I also talk about the tea itself here:

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95 tasting notes

Mild fruit scent, mild mixed-fruit flavor. Nothing to really write home about. It’s not a bad tea, but it’s nowhere nearly as good as the description makes it sound. Drinkable, but not memorable.

On a side-note, I wish the literary teas came in smaller 1 or 2 oz. packages as well. As it stands, you can end up with a sizable quantity of a tea that’s merely okay.


Psst… the literary teas are now in a sample box, with a few teaspoons (or more?) in each pouch!


Ah, they changed it? Back when I wrote this it was the tins or nothing. Good to know.

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1758 tasting notes

Once and a while I still buy a flavored black tea. This one has papaya pieces and raspberry pieces. The taste of the two ingredients meld well into a single sweet note. This is a very sweet tea. I added sugar because this sort of tea should be really sweet. It is quite good as flavored teas go. I can’t really taste the black tea base behind all the flavorings but it is good.

I brewed this once in a 16oz Teavana Glass Perfect Tea Maker/Gravity Steeper with 3 tsp leaf and boiling water for 3 min.

Flavors: Raspberry

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

Sounds interesting. I didn’t pick this one up. I went for Austen & Shakespeare.


Those looked interesting too.

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