Black Cherry Berry by Celestial Seasonings
Fruit Infusion / Flavoured
$3.49USD for 44g (20 teabags)
This is the second to last tisane out of the Celestial Seasonings Fruit Tea Sample. As like with the rest, Black Cherry Berry came in a foil packet inside of the box in paper-feeling tea bags. The aroma from the tea bags smells more like hibiscus than cherry, but that’s not too surprising when I look at the list of ingredients.
Black Cherry Berry consists of: hibiscus, rosehips, roasted chicory, blackberry leaves, hawthorn, natural black cherry flavour with other natural flavours, chamomile, and sweet cherries. It’s a pity that I don’t really smell the cherry since that’s one of the primary ingredients, and part of the name of the tisane.
Celestial Seasonings recommends steeping Black Cherry Berry in freshly boiled water (100C/212F) water for 4 to 6 minutes. I opted to do an initial steep of 5 minutes.
Black Cherry Berry is a very deep berry red colour. And surprise, it smells like cherries instead of hibiscus! Something that I’m pretty pleased about considering the aroma that I got from the dry leaf instead. There’s a nice mix of sweet and tart from the steeped tisane, and I can definitely taste the cherries, which is probably good considering the name.
A Second Cup?
I attempted to resteep Black Cherry Berry and found that the flavour just wasn’t quite there. I’d recommend Black Cherry Berry for just one steep.
My Overall Impression
I thought that Celestial Seasonings’s Black Cherry Berry was just okay. I thought the cherry flavour was pleasant, but I wasn’t impressed with how lacking the cherry aroma was for the dry leaf. I think Black Cherry Berry would be better iced than warm or hot, and perhaps even cold steeped with a touch of sweetener to really brighten up the fruity flavours.