|Photo: Modern Tea Girl|
Leaf Appearance: small and dark with HUGE blackberries
Ingredients: black tea, blackberries, blackberry leaf, flavoring
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: deep reddish brown
Modern Tea Girl is an online boutique based out of Ohio. Their tagline is "Tea inspired goods for the tea inspired woman.". I couldn't have put it better myself. In addition to a line of loose leaf teas they carry everything from nail polish named Golden Monkey to pretty dresses and handbags. I had been avidly following their tweets when I saw a promotion on Twitter giving away free tea in exchange for signing up for their newsletter. I'm usually more inclined to unflavored teas but this one really grabbed me when I was picking my selection. I impressed at the size of the freeze dried blackberries. They looked good enough to eat! The base black tea was robust and earthy without being overpowering. It provided the perfect stage for the sweet, juicy blackberry flavor to really shine. I found myself a bit sad when my cup had been finished which is always a good sign. This tea will definitely be coming to the office to get me through those really hectic days.
You can find out more about this tea here.