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I am determined to get the blueberries in here if I have to drink this tea for a week and brew it different times, temperatures and quantities. GAH!

Everyone is raving about blueberries. Granted, some people don’t like the fact that they taste artificial or too sweet or too stevia or whatever but they’re getting blueberry. I, on the other hand, can smell blueberries and see blueberries but cannot taste them for the life of me. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck… holy hannah it’s a blueberry!

Seriously, though, I must be doing something wrong. It smells so intoxicatingly blueberry but I’m only getting a faint blueberry taste. I had it in my travel mug and drank it partly in the car and the rest at work. I could smell the blueberry wafting up from the cup and I so desperately wanted to get that in the taste too. I just got mostly black tea. Maybe I overleafed? I didn’t think I did, I followed the label, but maybe for me as a newbie the base is too strong and covered the fruit? It wasn’t too astringent but lightly bitter.

HELP me find the blueberries :)
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Two Days Later

Someone suggested cold brewing and I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought of it myself. Eureka!! As a cold brew it is indeed one of the most delicious teas I have had so far. My first attempt at cold brewing and what a success! Gawd, I just want to hug myself :) Maybe I’ll just start another pitcher instead.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C
Lala

Maybe try adding some sweetener to see if that helps bring out the blueberry taste.

Sil

Yay!glad you found your happy spot with this one :)

TheTeaFairy

Haha! This really gave me a good laugh, it made me think of my other half when he’s trying so hard to «see» the hidden object in 3D stereogram images! He knows it’s there, people have been know for seeing them, but HE just CAN’T!
Glad you finaly figured it out :-)

Nxtdoor

TheTeaFairy you’re so kind. Thanks for getting it. That’s exactly what it feels like. It’s maddening, really. Like when you’re looking for your phone and you know it’s there but you can’t find it. Turns out you’re holding it. Ever done that? I have. I swear!

TheTeaFairy

I do that with sunglasses sometimes…where are they? Oh right, ON MY NOSE silly! Different situation but worse, I sometimes look at my watch…while holding a (full) cup of tea. Yeah, you can say it, it’s the dumb «brunette» in me, lol!

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Lala

Maybe try adding some sweetener to see if that helps bring out the blueberry taste.

Sil

Yay!glad you found your happy spot with this one :)

TheTeaFairy

Haha! This really gave me a good laugh, it made me think of my other half when he’s trying so hard to «see» the hidden object in 3D stereogram images! He knows it’s there, people have been know for seeing them, but HE just CAN’T!
Glad you finaly figured it out :-)

Nxtdoor

TheTeaFairy you’re so kind. Thanks for getting it. That’s exactly what it feels like. It’s maddening, really. Like when you’re looking for your phone and you know it’s there but you can’t find it. Turns out you’re holding it. Ever done that? I have. I swear!

TheTeaFairy

I do that with sunglasses sometimes…where are they? Oh right, ON MY NOSE silly! Different situation but worse, I sometimes look at my watch…while holding a (full) cup of tea. Yeah, you can say it, it’s the dumb «brunette» in me, lol!

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Im a fairly recent follower of the loose leaf tea drinking cult. March 2013 to be exact. Never been much into tea before. Growing up in Romania, tea was something mom made for you when you were sick. As an adult, my hot beverage of choice has been coffee, both flavoured and regular. I’ve recently stumbled upon Teavana and DAVIDs TEA and quickly got addicted to the latter. Then came steepster and all else followed.

Formerly a mathematician and insurance adjuster, I gave up the corporate world and am now a professional chef. I drink wine and sometimes cheat on it with tea.

I prefer flavoured teas. It’s probably the newbie in me. I just don’t get cravings for a straight black tea. If I end up having one, I drop in a slice of lemon and artificial rum flavouring (ugh, what moron admits to this?). A black tea fixed this way reminds me of skating at an outdoor rink as a young one, with a thermos full of tea made just as I described..

Im learning so I drink them all. everything! Am even introducing myself to pu’erh. So far I can do fine with the sheng cause frankly, they don’t taste like pu’erh to me. The shou is another story.

NOTE: The virtual cupboard does NOT contain any of the samples I hold since most of them are one-cup quantity. Home improvements, mortgage, travel, wine and food have budget priority over tea.

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