This tea is summertime in a cup. Not a weary hot and steamy summertime, but a beautiful Maine summer. Imagine sitting on the back porch of a quaint Maine cottage that looks out over a sunlight dappled harbor. There are hummingbirds flitting about while a faint breeze causes delicate wind chimes to sing. This is the tea that befits this setting.
I’m not a huge blueberry fan, but my favorite pie of all time is a homemade Maine blueberry pie. I’ve had two in my lifetime and no pie or blueberry has come close to that level of awesomeness. Until now. This tea is just wonderful. It’s not crazy-sweet like a pie, but there’s a wonderful natural sweetness.
My enjoyment of this tea begins with when I opened the sample packet. It’s just pretty. You have the pretty leaves, some violet petals, and then tiny dried blueberries. I’m rather sad that they didn’t include the sweet little blueberries in the photo.
And my enjoyment has continued into the second steep. I didn’t change anything to the preparation because I was concerned that it would get bitter with more time. It’s not as vibrant as the first, but it’s still lovely. I don’t know if it’ll stand up to a third. But let me tell you: I think this brewed as an iced tea could be a 100. I will be buying a larger quantity of this asap. I’ll still try to keep my self-imposed tea buying ban for May, but Overlords as my witness I will buy this in a heartbeat if there’s a Steepster Select featuring the Tea Guys before then. TG
ETA: It wasn’t until I placed a second order with Tea Guys that I realized that they use the same generic pictures over and over again for different teas. It was sort of like they went “eh, it’s close enough.” That made me sad, but at least here on Steepster I’m able to have some accurate pics uploaded. So you can now see how colorful this blend is (and there is a small blueberry near the lower righthand corner) :D