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Discovered this tea 17 years ago when a friend left behind a canister of tea bags after a visit. The fragrance is so appealing, it is my favorite but I only use the loose leaves, I don't think the tea bags have as much flavor which may have more to do with the tea bag portion vs the large mug I use. I also really like Ginger peach iced, Earl Grey and British breakfast.
This tea has been my favorite for years. Great hot or cold. Never biter, smells almost as good as it tastes. No need for sweetener. Perfect.
One of my all-time favorites!
Great flavor either hot or cold; never disappoints!
This tea is my comfort tea. It's smooth and delicious. Full bodied without bitterness. Just lovely.
Enjoyable. Surprised The sage goes so well with this combination. Berry flavor and aroma are wonderful. I find this tea a great afternoon tea, both soothing and invigorating.
LOVE LOVE LOVE This Tea
When a friend asked me to try this tea, I was not eager. Sage in tea didn't excite me. Was I wrong!!! The hint of sage is so pleasant when you realize it's there. The tea is so good hot, but iced is my favorite way to drink it. I sip on it all day. When I ask someone to try it, I can see the same hesitation that I had. Fortunately almost everyone that has tried it, has asked for more.
Lovely flavor, perfect for summer and winter; it's been a favorite since the first sip.
Deliciously blackberry note on black tea!
Sweet blackberry notes on black tea. Great both hot and iced. Been using it since I first tasted it, 5 years ago, however, for a couple of years it was hard to find. So glad I can order it now, and find it in some distinct markets!
Very full flavor. Love it!
Best tea ever
Blackberry Sage tea from Republic of tea is the comfort tea that I keep coming back to. It is the perfect blend. Great hot or cold.
Something Very Different
I first had this at a restaurant in Calif. served from a bottle - it was the best ice tea I have ever tasted and was so happy to find I could buy it and make my own ice tea to have on hand whenever I wanted it. Definitely something you need to try.
My 'Sunday morning with a good book' tea
After i discovered this tea a few years ago it has been a constant in my house. A bulk bag of loose tea always has a place in my pantry, but i still buy the bags to have with me when i travel. I add a few crumbles of fresh sage when i have it, but it really doesn't need it. The flavors of blackberry and sage resonate so strongly with me, that i now use them in my cooking. One of my two favorite teas!
Love at first whiff
I love a good strong black tea you can sink your teeth into and this is on top of my list. The aroma is enchanting, the flavor mesmerizing. What more can I say? I love this tea!
I made this tea in my new ice tea pitcher, and it turned out really good. I would have like the blackberry to be a little bit more noticeable, but after I infused it with blackberries (my new pitcher I bought from The Republic of Tea)It was perfect.
I favor black teas, and this one is among my top favorite three. The blackberry flavor couldn't be more vibrant and the sage makes it smooth and satisfying. Love it!
This is one of my favorite blends. I prefer black teas that have sweet or fruity elements. I absolutely love the flavor, this is one I will order time and time again.
First Cup of Republic Tea
Light, fruity and very relaxing. Looking forward to trying this flavor iced. Very good.
Must induce wisdom if I like it this much
Always been one of my favorites. Great taste and aroma. Wonderful balance of sage and berries. Keep up the good work.
The sage really makes this one to love
This has been a favorite of mine for years. Not too sweet as some berry flavored teas can be. I believe this is due to the offsetting flavor of the sage, which is light but in just the right amount. Highly recommended.
Please do not ever stop making this tea. I love it so much that I bought 1 pound the last time I ordered it. I discovered it while traveling last year and immediately fell in love with it. My favorite source runs out on a regular basis so I started buying it online.
Love this tea iced
Love this tea iced. It is my favorite. Love to make a pitcher before going visit with famiy and friends, they all want a taste.
This was the first RoT tea I had, and still remains one of my favorites. The aromas are heavenly, and the taste matches. This tea is naturally sweet, but not overpoweringly so. The sage is very refreshing, and blends perfectly with the blackberry. The black tea used in this blend has a lighter taste, and matches the flavors perfectly. It's a perfect pick-me-up for any time of the day.
Delicious, fruity tea
I absolutely love this tea! I opted for the full leaf variety and the flavor is fantastic. I've had the bagged variety at a tea shop, and I feel the flavor is better with the loose tea. If you like fruity teas, this is a perfect blend. The sage is very subtle, but complimentary. I love it in the morning for a nice caffeine kick. I know it would be fantastic iced as well!
Blackberry Sage Black Full Leaf
great taste full body flavor love it. will buy again.
An Antidote to Winter S.A.D.
This tea is delicious and tastes like Summer! The fragrance of sun warmed berries takes me back to Grandma's farm where berries in summer perfumed the air. Barefoot, swings on trees, and berries eaten off the bush. I close my eyes in winter, sip this great tea, and I am there!
One of my favorite teas...
Great tea. The sage adds a touch of savory that other blackberry teas don't have. The loose leaves are richer than the tea bags, but I purchase both because I like the tea bags for convenience. Delivery is always quick.
this is an awsome tea anytime.
the scent is wonderful and the bold and flavorful.
I was first given this tea as a Christmas gift by my next-door neighbor and good friend. It quickly became my morning tea favorite and it still is!! I consider it to be "nectar of the gods".
Ordered this with my refill of Black Currant Cardamom Green Rooibos loose leaf tea, and it's become a new favorite. The blackberry is really strong. In fact, smelling the tea, you'd think it was just blackberries. In fact, tastewise, there's only a hint of the refreshing earthy sage. I might try adding some extra sage to it or experimenting with brewing times, but as is, it's a wonderful blackberry black tea.
Best summer time blend
Love the Blackberry Sage full-leaf tea for summer time. It's really refreshing as an ice tea. On those super hot Texas summer days I like to steep it with some culinary lavender for an extra refreshing ice tea experience. It's so soothing!
One Of The Very Best
An old favorite that never fails to satisfy the soul. A superb brew anytime that also makes great iced tea. I have been drinking this tea for years and every cup is an singular experience to be savored and enjoyed. One of life's pleasures.
Best Iced Tea
This makes the best iced tea.
I discovered this tea by accident years ago and have just found it here-and-there. I decided I needed to buy it online, and I am so glad I did. This flavorful tea is a wonderful way to ease into the day. I'm glad I bought a pound of loose tea as I will be drinking it a lot.
One of the Best!
Blackberry-Sage is one of our all-time favorite teas ... it is good either hot or cold and is one of our pantry staples.
Good, but not my favorite
I was hoping for a stronger sage flavor in this tea but the blackberry really overpowers. Don't get me wrong, it's a great tea with great quality leaves. But I was hoping for more of a subtle blackberry and more sage flavor. Like another reviewer said, this is perfect for iced tea.
An excellent tea
This tea is currently my favorite flavored black tea. Excellent balance of flavors, smooth and rich, and excellent fruit flavor. The black tea seems to be of high quality. Also, and this is particularly important to me, this tea has low tannins. I just hope The Republic of Tea doesn't ever stop making this, or at least gives us a warning if it plans to (so I can buy several pounds of it).
One of my two "gp-to" teas
This and the Earl Greyer are my two favorite "go-to" teas that I drink daily. The blackberry adds a wonderful hint of fruit while the sage mellows that out with a nice earthy flavor. A 5 minute steep and 3 packets of sweetner and I am a happy man.