Backyard Blackberry Tea - 4 oz. Bold morning black tea blended with Maine blackberries! So smooth. Ingredients: Blend of eight black teas, blackberries, blackberry natural flavorings, blackberry leaves and blue mallow flowers. Enjoy!
Backyard Blackberry tea is a full-bodied black tea blend with Maine blackberries. It is a warm and lightly fruited blend.
The black tea base is a combination of Assam and Ceylon (named from the regions they are grown). The tea leaves are grown and dried to remain whole. As you steep the tea in hot water, you will be able to view the leaves opening back up to release the tea flavors.
Backyard Blackberry was named from the blackberries growing wild in Becca’s yard on Deer Isle, Maine.
Excellent hot or iced.
ICED: The Blackberry blend is lovely iced on a hot summer day. Use 1/4 cup of the tea blend steeped in 1 gallon of boiling water for 4 minutes. Add sweetener to taste and cool in refrigerator. (If steeped over 4 minutes the tea will burn and have a bitter taste – if this happens, add a ¼ teaspoon baking soda. Adding the baking soda will also clear up the tea if it becomes cloudy.
Hot: The warm and fruity flavors make this an excellent hot tea. Use 1 teaspoon of blackberry tea in 1 cup of boiling water for 4 minutes. Add sweetener.
This years’ blackberries came from a new farm in Lisbon Falls. Pam Sullivan and her daughter grew and harvested beautiful patches of fresh blackberries. We traveled up the coast during August to get the blackberries before returning to the Tea Blending House to dry them. The blackberries take about twenty-four hours to full dry.