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Black Metallic

Violet Elderberry Black Tea

Rated 4.6 out of 5
Based on 143 reviews

Tastes Like: candied violet, elderberry, blackberry, incense
Feels Like: stargazing on an empty beach

The aroma of darkly seductive violet flowers fills the air. In the first sip purple flowers meet dark elderberry and ripe blackberry. This is a magical black, oolong, and smoked tea blend with rich floral and black berry notes. Berry flavors are deepened by slatey tannins. A faint smokiness lingers in the finish, reminiscent of far-off incense and candle smoke from the smoked lapsang souchong tea. A touch of milk softens the tannins and brightens the berry and floral flavors. An elegant tea for afternoon or with a special dessert. A tea for lovers of violet, dark berries, and incense.

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average rating 4.6 out of 5
Based on 143 reviews
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Reviewed by Darla S.
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I don't recommend this product
Rated 1 out of 5
Review posted

Old lady perfume in a cup

This was in the sampler box I bought. I was pretty sure I would like it since the package said it tastes like elderberry, blackberry and candied violet. Once I opened the package I was hit with an old lady perfume smell. I brewed a cup anyway and yes I felt like I’m was drinking a cup of perfume. Added milk but that didn’t help. Could not finish drinking this cup of tea at all.

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Reviewed by Valerie
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

A Superb Blend

I am not a fou-fou type of person when it comes to tea or a few other things BUT, this tea was a rapid bloom to a new Spring time love. It gives me a nice break from my straightforward tea(s). I will definitely be ordering this on the regular and looking forward to having it iced in Summer.

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Reviewed by Maureen
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Lovely balance of a rich black tea and hint of an herbal berry

If you typically like currant flavor and a rich black tea, I believe you'll be happy with this tea. I like strong teas both in the AM and afternoon and this would be lovely. Also would pair well both with savory or sweet foods. Will be ordering more soon. 🖤

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Reviewed by Hana T.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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The taste of a spaceship - in a good way

This is what I imagine the outer space exploration would smell and taste like, although I must admit I may be influenced by the fact that I was watching Cowboy Bebop when I first tasted Black Metallic. I really enjoy the profile, it's the best kind of strange and wonderful.

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Reviewed by Valerie K.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Added new fav

I usually stay with plain, straightforward teas, but really do like Black Metallic, a lot. It stands on its own. I’m not one to add anything to my teas either. This is one beautiful tasting tea, aromatic and satisfying. I’m in ❤️.

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