Village Tea Company Cherry Me Bloom

Country of Origin: South Africa
Leaf Appearance: small, brown woody stalks with petals and lemongrass blades mixed in throughout
Ingredients: Rooibos, sour cherry, lemon grass, flavor, acai, sunflower petals
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
Liquor: deep reddish brown

There were no brewing directions on the package or Village Tea Company’s website so I pretty much winged it with this one. This tea was an easy drinker but possibly too easy. I was expecting a very tart, punchy tea but the dominating flavor was the woodsy and sweet rooibos. The cherry came through almost as an aftertaste. With flavored teas there is a fine line between blandness, being good and overdoing it. I tried resteeping for seven minutes but it still didn’t do much. This wasn’t a bad tea, it was just a little too quiet for my taste.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.