Review: KTeas Wild Cherry Black

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Thumbs up!" The sweet light medley of rose, cherry and the black tea rounds each sip in a lovely union but the cherry flourishes more in the aftertaste than the direct palate, leaving a kiss of cooked cherries on one's breath."
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kteaslogoThere’s not many teas, I'd find sexy. Inspiring, exciting and scintillating sure but sexy….Wild cherry black however is like check your clothes at the door or just make sure to slip into something more comfortable before you start the kettle. When I first met Kteas amorous combination of sour cherries with Indian black tea, there were hearts in my eyes. So a date was set. The tea, my cup and I were destined for a steamy rendez-vous.
All decked out in tar black elegance, the small cut leaves are a bundle of inertia, squiggling in all directions with their bends and curls. Yet it seemed that the sour cherry pieces had stood me up as there were none to be seen amidst the dark leaves and occasional mahogany stem. However, the third ingredient of the tea was certainly in attendance and whispering sweet nothings from the soft bemusing fragrance of cherry rising from the leaves. The round subtlety of the medium scent spoke more of cherry candies rather than fresh cut fruit without a sugary or artificial tone. Yet true to the romantic air, it was also bearing roses,with a touch of rose perfuming the sweet aroma while the black tea seemed less playful contributing very little to the aroma.
But enough with the foreplay, after a suitable exchange of longing glances, it was time to heat things up. Brewing the three teaspoons of tea or three grams as Kteas website suggests with freshly boiled water for two minutes, set the dance floor alight for two minutes to tango. When the lights come up, the clear dark orange brown cup has a regal air yet the sweet flowery smell is full of affection. Drawn in by the medium bouquet of cherry and rose, a slight pucker at the end lends a cranberry nuance to keep one's attention. The cherry and rose meld softly harmonious while a toasty wheat of the black tea further accentuates the prettiness of the aroma.
Rounding past first base to dip into the tea, the cherry flourishes more in the aftertaste than the direct palate, leaving a kiss of cooked cherries on one's breath. In the depth of the thin to medium bodied infusion, the black tea base embraces a rose blushed floral and lighter fruitiness with its dry bark flavours. The sweet light medley of rose, cherry and the black tea rounds each sip in a lovely union but the cherry is more partner than star with its open, gentle heart.
Cuddling in for a second steeping of the leaves, the leaves still impress with the deep copper brown brew. A milder come hither scent is still sweet floral, now with a medicinal edge to the cherry notes. The fruitiness continues to dance on one's breath in the light to medium finish as the tea tapers off with a touch of dryness. As the lights come down, the palate dims with a milder taste of cherry candies tucked into a bit grittier flinty flavour of the black tea. The seductive aftertaste doesn't seem to last through a third steeping although the tea still has a pleasant aroma. A fourth brew seems a bit too far with only a whisper of cherry in the scent of the tea and a catch in the throat in each sip.
While Ktea's Wild Cherry Black tea may not ooze the sexiness its name does, I certainly wouldn't kick it out of bed for eating crackers. It's still full of love with its darling rose petal strewn cherry flavour that it would easily make an endearing sip when doing something one adores.

— To purchase KTeas Wild Cherry Black, 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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