Review: JING Tea Blackcurrant and Hibiscus

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Thumbs up!"This is a sweet, smoky tea. Enjoy it in the afternoon with scones."
Brad’s Teaview: 7/10
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jingblackcurrant.jpgI open the package.  The scent is sweet and smoky, as though they've smashed some raspberries, painted them with liquid smoke, and sprinkled sugar over the entire strange ordeal.  The scent persists after merging with the water, and I feel comfortable in the tea's steam.

Fortunately, the flavor is much better than the aforementioned theoretical dish, and this fruity black drink kisses the tongue in a swift, bold manner.  It is good, and I wonder if it might be great, but a drawback creeps into the equation.

First, the sweetness is inconsistent.  From sip to sip, there is a variance as the alternative factors of the taste combination fall into play.  Sometimes this can be amazing, but here it slides in-between the great and the mediocre.  Then, to further the decline from the slopes of near-perfection, an aftertaste lingers in a syrupy form at the tip of the tongue.  It isn't altogether unpleasant, but it detracts from the experience.

Nonetheless, this is a tasty treat.  It feels like a solid companion to scones or similiar baked goods.  Drink it in the afternoon.

— To purchase JING Tea Blackcurrant and Hibiscus, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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One Response to “Review: JING Tea Blackcurrant and Hibiscus”

  1. SmarterFitter Blog » All Bouquet, No Flavor Says:

    […] but it was definitely tasty, and would be delicious chilled with ice. Brad reckons it would be a “solid companion to scones or similar baked goods,” but then again, what kind of tea wouldn’t be a solid companion to baked […]

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