Northwest Blackberry Tips Reserve
Northwest Blackberry Tips Reserve
Northwest Blackberry Tips Reserve
Northwest Blackberry Tips Reserve
Northwest Blackberry Tips Reserve
Northwest Blackberry Tips Reserve
Northwest Blackberry Tips Reserve
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Northwest Blackberry Tips Reserve

RESERVE SERIES HERBAL INFUSION

5 reviews

The second handcrafted herbal delight made with care and precision by Mr. Henger of Washington state. Applying teamaking techniques to native Pacific Northwest blackberry vine, he has transformed its flavor from earthy and herbaceous to an experience akin to eating French toast drenched in maple syrup. A true joy to drink and savor.

Loose leaf 0.7 ounce pack
Origin: Chehalis, Washington
Elevation: 250 Feet
Variety: Rubus ursinus
Teamaker: Balazs Henger
Harvest: May, 2021

Click here to learn more about this first-of-its-kind beverage that is truly unique, truly delicious, and truly Northwest.

Tasting Notes:

Lemongrass, whole wheat French toast, wild honeysuckle


60 in stock
Regular price $31.00 Save $-31.00
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LG
11/24/2021
Lesley G.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Blackberry Tips

Delicate. Love it. May put it in with chamomile or a white tea

QS
08/19/2021
Qatana S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Northwest Blackberry Tea is Divine!

How do you get the gentle, subtle flavor of caramel to emerge from a blackberry tip? Beats me, but somehow they do it and it's wonderful. Drinking this tea feels like a delicious, decadent treat, but being that it's a cup of tea, it's not even sinful!!! How great is that!?!

PH
08/13/2021
Paul H.
United States United States
I recommend this product

If you like alfalfa, this is the tea for you

I really, really wanted to like this tea. I'm a huge fan of Steven Smith Reserve teas and buy them when I can. This one, though, was different from the others I've purchased. It smelled and tasted exactly like alfalfa -- or anyway, what I assume alfalfa tea would taste like. Even my wife, who is as big a Steven Smith fan as you're likely to find, commented on the peculiar flavor by saying it tasted like something swept from a barn floor. I've fed plenty of livestock and she's right. If you think alfalfa is best reserved for the critters in the barn, give this one a miss. Holy cow, fellas! Did none of you grow up in the country?

08/16/2021

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We are sorry to hear our Northwest Blackberry Tips Reserve blend was not to your taste. Please email us at customersuccess@smithtea.com. We are happy to help you find something you will love!

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07/28/2021
Annie
United States United States
I recommend this product

Delicious

I’m no connoisseur, but I agree with the tasting notes. Smooth, relaxing, and an utter joy to sip while winding down or watching the sun rise.

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07/13/2021
Haleigh
United States United States
I recommend this product

Magic!

What a delightful tea, unlike any other I have ever tried. The taste notes described above are spot on, though it also calls back childhood memories of the milky sweetness left behind by "Honeycombs" cereal. Simply delicious, every sip is bliss! I can hardly believe that the little blackberry leaf holds such treasure. I will need to stock up as I can imagine nothing more pleasant than a cup of this resplendent Blackberry ambrosia as the weather turns towards Fall. I cannot recommend this tea highly enough.

Ingredients

Spring harvested blackberry leaf

Blend Numerology

Reserve No. 303: The third tea in our 3rd Reserve Series. Also, our second release from teamaker Balazs Henger.

Preparation

For Western brewing, this tea can be brewed for single infusions using 2 grams of tea (or a big pinch, the leaves are quite large) per 8 ounces of 195 degree water and steeped for five minutes.

For gaiwan brewing, place 6 grams of tea leaves into 150 ml (5 ounce) gaiwan. Bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to a boil (212 degrees). Fill your gaiwan to the top and let the leaves steep for 10-20 seconds. Set the strainer on top of the decanter and pour the tea out of the gaiwan with the lid slightly askew, without allowing the tea leaves to escape. Serve into small cups and repeat this process at least 4-5 times and notice how the tea leaves change in flavor over each infusion. Learn more about gaiwan service here