|"First and foremost you taste the tea--which in my strongly brewed cup has a nice body and is somewhat drying on the tongue. Then you begin to taste the cherry. It comes in at the end and lingers."|
First of all, this smells wonderful right out of the sample package with the obvious overall scent being cherry. The name of the blend popped the Stevie Wonder hit, "My Cherie Amour" into my head. I have been on the prowl for a good cherry tea option for awhile. Many smell wonderful, but are flowery and fake tasting or quite sour---which is not the nice cherry flavor that I am looking for.
I brewed this strong (dragging today) with a bit of extra tea and pushed the leaves for the full 5 minutes. This is very fragrant and not in a flowery cherry way or a sour cherry way, but more in the way of a sweet black cherry. I sweetened it ever so slightly with maybe a half tsp of rock cane sugar. This is a nicely done blend. First and foremost you taste the tea--which in my strongly brewed cup has a nice body and is somewhat drying on the tongue. Then you begin to taste the cherry. It comes in at the end and lingers. I don't really notice the ginger much, but I do pick up on the almond. However, a nice juicy cherry aftertaste is what this cup rewards you with.
Cherie Cherry - Paris Blend is a great blend. I have finally a cherry tea that has what I have been looking for---sweet juicy cherry taste. For anyone that follows my posts, you know that I love Mariage Freres, which is a French blend. This, too, appears to be a French blend done by master tea blender Danmann Freres of France (according to info on their website). I can't say that the tea base quality is quite to the level I have gotten from Mariage Freres (or if there is an actual relation between Danmann and Mariage), but I loved this cup!
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