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drank Blueberry Purple Tea by Butiki Teas
485 tasting notes

THE PURPLE IS A LIE. It’s just normal looking tea. Sadface.

Colouring aside, this tea was good while it was still hot – tasted like blueberry muffins, nice rich flavour – but as it cooled it got decidedly bitter for me. Maybe I’ll need another cup to get a real good test, but I couldn’t even finish my first cup.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Butiki Teas

Purple tea can become very astringent at the boiling temperature. Perhaps give 160F or 180F temperature a shot.

aisling of tea

She didn’t ask me before posting this note, the tea was steeped around 170. My cup (from the same pot) didn’t get bitter at all.

Butiki Teas

aisling of tea-Ok, I see. If it is too bitter for her, then 160F at 3 minutes would probably work too or sugar would also counteract the bitterness.

De

Thanks for the advice, I’ll have to try it again!

Butiki Teas

De-You’re welcome. good luck!

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Butiki Teas

Purple tea can become very astringent at the boiling temperature. Perhaps give 160F or 180F temperature a shot.

aisling of tea

She didn’t ask me before posting this note, the tea was steeped around 170. My cup (from the same pot) didn’t get bitter at all.

Butiki Teas

aisling of tea-Ok, I see. If it is too bitter for her, then 160F at 3 minutes would probably work too or sugar would also counteract the bitterness.

De

Thanks for the advice, I’ll have to try it again!

Butiki Teas

De-You’re welcome. good luck!

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I like oolongs and greens, and dark smoky flavours. And Earl Greys. All the Earl Greys. I have bent my nerd powers to learning as much as I can about tea and tea culture. I have started to ramble about tea.

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