Tea Review: Teavana Winterberry

teavana winterberry tea

teavana winterberry teaTYPE: Herbal Infusion





The other day as I was walking around the mall with my family, just like any other tea vendor Teavana was handing out some samples. We were offered the flavor of the day, Winterberry. The color and the aroma were tantalizing enough for me to tempt anyone walking past. What reason did I, a lover of tea, have to say no? After trying some, I decided to take a bit home to have later.

teavana winterberry tea

There are a few things to say about this Winterberry tea. First I would like to mention that trying the sample at the teashop and at home were very different tastes. The teashop had added some rock sugar to sweeten the tea. This enhances the natural sweetness of this tea that would make this tea fun to drink both hot and cold. As I normally prefer to drink my tea without adding sugar if I can help it, I tried it without adding sugar. The sweetness is more subtle, but it also has a tartness to it. As the temperature goes from hot to cold, the sweet becomes more pronounced as the tartness dissipates.

So, whatever you fancy with your herbal blends as a tea. If you like a sweeter tea, but don't want to add too much sugar, this is perfect. Looking for a cold tea for the summer? This is great for that too. Because of the various flavor profiles and versatility this tea offer, hence the somewhat higher score. If you get a chance to try this tea, let me know in the comments below!

Ta for now!

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6 thoughts on “Tea Review: Teavana Winterberry

  1. jeffrey16201


    Your article was of great interest to me, being a tea drinker I was surprised I never heard of this tea or tried it before so now I am tempted to try this tea out big time.

    My favorite tea is peppermint without any sugar, once you get used to tea without sugar it is not bad. Peppermint still tastes kind of sweet to me with no sugar, the winterberry tea sounds like a great tea since it is great cold or hot?

    1. Joshua L.

      Definitely a great tea. I find that when there is more of a fruity element to the tea, it goes really well cold. With summer coming I found the name somewhat ironic to be drinking in spring/summer. Thanks for the comment!

  2. Grace

    Very interesting to see that the Teavana store already sweetens the tea for samples… is that something they told you ahead of time when you tasted it? I guess majority of people like to have it sweetened? I am like you, I like my tea as is without anything in it. I really like the taste and don’t mind it at all.

    I will have to find this Winterberry next time I see that store. 🙂

    1. Joshua L.

      Thanks Grace. They had informed us after we had bought the tea. They told us they had sweetened it with rock sugar (which they also happen to sell).

  3. Linda

    Hi Joshua,
    I’m a tea lover, both hot and iced. So, I read your post with great interest. I haven’t tried Winterberry yet, but it sounds appealing. Herbal teas with varying flavors and a slight natural sweetness tend to be my favorites. You describe this tea as herbal infused. Does it contain caffeine? Most herbal teas are decaffeinated which make them a nice choice for later in the day.

    1. Joshua L.

      Hi Linda, Thanks for the comment. When I refer to herbal infused, I usually mean there is no caffeine. At least as far as I am aware. Usually with teas that have tea leaves in it, there is some degree of caffeine unless otherwise specified. Teas like rooibos, chamomile, mint, etc (herbal teas/herbal infused), because they don’t actually have any tea leaves in it, are not caffeinated. I hope that answers your question ok.

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