Hey there Teacups! I hope you’re all doing well, I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing Elvin & Erwin’s Blackberry Syrup black tea blend. If you’ve read my other reviews featuring Elvin & Erwin’s you will know that I have loved each and every one of their teas and tisanes I have tried so far so I had very high expectations for this blend going into this tasting session. This is the last of four blends that Elvin & Erwin’s very kindly sent me to review while they were all gifted to me all opinions on them are my own and haven’t been paid for. I’ve enjoyed all of their teas and tisanes so much and I’ll be so sad when I don’t have any of them left in my tea ‘collection’. I’m currently on a self-imposed tea buying ban but once that is over (around my birthday) I’ll be treating myself to so many of Elvin & Erwin’s Blends.
Here’s What Elvin & Erwin’s themselves have to say about this blend and why they chose to create it: Jason picked blackberry syrup. His dad Erwin, and he shared a love for breakfast foods and travel. Blackberry Syrup isn’t available everywhere in the US so when they saw it they bought it and that’s what inspired this blend. Ingredients: Black tea, hazelnut brittle, blackberries, blackberry leaves
Tea Tasting Notes
While I have loved each and every one of the blends I have tried from Elvin & Erwin’s I’ve never been a huge fan of blackberry blends so I wasn’t sure whether or not I was going to enjoy it because of that but nevertheless I jumped straight into trying it I was pleasantly surprised by it. I expected this to be very blackberry heavy but it wasn’t the shining star of this blend is the black tea and while the blackberry is there it is very understated and the hazelnut comes through in the aftertaste mostly. Most blackberry blends I’ve had I haven’t enjoyed steeped hot as they often end up tasting too much like cough sweets and they become almost undrinkable for me. But this blend is completely different and while I did enjoy it hot I think it would be best iced as it think that would allow the blackberry to come through a little bit stronger and balance the blend out a little bit.
This isn’t a blend I would have picked up myself in a shop because of my strong dislike for blackberry teas and tisanes but I’m really glad that Elwin & Erwin’s included it in the package they sent because it’s been a game changer for me. It doesn’t have a heavy mouthfeel if anything it’s really light and is far from the medicinal blackberry blends I have had before mostly becuase it’s natrually quite sweet. It tastes exactly like a jam or a syrup you would put onto pancakes and because of that I think I’ll use what I have left of it to do some tea infused baking and see what I can do with it. I think pancakes or some sort of biscuits would be a great idea and if I do end up making them I’ll come back to this post and I’ll add in some pictures and maybe a recipe. All in all I really enjoyed this blend and I’m incredibly thankful that I was given the chance to try it. It’s the one and only blackberry black tea blend I have ever ended up truly enjoying and wanting to order more of which is a big deal for me.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
If you want to find out more about Elvin & Erwin’s and purchase some of this blend for yourself you can do both here. As always if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley