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drank Blueberry Fruit Tea by Teavivre
123 tasting notes

Sample from my first Teavivre order! I do love me some blueberries, so fingers crossed!

Dry: This smells like sweet blueberry, black currant, and maybe because I had grape tea earlier – grapes. I’m also picking up a bit of the roselle. It’s sweet, tart, and bursting with fruitiness!

Brewed: The blueberry scent has pulled back a bit, and I’m smelling mainly black currant. Don’t get me wrong,t he blueberry is still there. It’s just not standing out as much. Hints of grapes and other berries are present. It’s more tart smelling this time around, but maintains the sweet scent as well.

Taste: Very tart in the front, and slightly sweet at the back of the sip. I’m tasting more black currant and roselle than anything else. The blueberry is very faint. The grape is gone. I don’t think I’m diggin’ this one. I don’t know if it was me and my brewing or what, but this one is just too tart, not enough sweet. It’s almost sour. =(

I’m glad I tried a sample instead of buying a bag of it. Maybe I just don’t like fruit tisanes? Not something I’d repurchase, unfortunately. Wish it tasted more like it had smelled. Not undrinkable, but not somehting I want to finish, either.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Ze_Teamaker

Try brewing at a lower temp. I find that berry herbal blends sometimes taste better when brewed around 180-190F

Emily M

Yeah. I followed the suggested brewing temp against my better judgement. Should’ve stuck with my gut feeling. =(

Alphakitty

I find fruity tisanes like this are best iced—I always get kind of weirded out by the “hot fruit punch” effect

Emily M

Alphakitty – Yeah, I don’t know what it was, but it just wasn’t to my liking. Oh well. If I ever get a fruit tisane again, I’ll probably make it iced. I remember doing that with a berry one I had before, and I thought it tasted much better.

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Ze_Teamaker

Try brewing at a lower temp. I find that berry herbal blends sometimes taste better when brewed around 180-190F

Emily M

Yeah. I followed the suggested brewing temp against my better judgement. Should’ve stuck with my gut feeling. =(

Alphakitty

I find fruity tisanes like this are best iced—I always get kind of weirded out by the “hot fruit punch” effect

Emily M

Alphakitty – Yeah, I don’t know what it was, but it just wasn’t to my liking. Oh well. If I ever get a fruit tisane again, I’ll probably make it iced. I remember doing that with a berry one I had before, and I thought it tasted much better.

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Started brewing loose leaf tea about two years ago, so I’m still relatively new to the scene. Excited to share my experiences and learn more from everyone on here!

I’ve found I Prefer:

Oolong Teas
White Teas
Smooth Black Teas
Flavored White Teas
Flavored Black Teas (depending on the base tea)
Flavored Oolong Teas
Pu-erh’s
Certain Herbals/Tisanes

I’ve found I Dislike:

Bitterness/Astringent Teas
Strong Floral Teas
Fruit Tisanes (at least hot)

Green Teas, Matcha, and Rooibos teas tend to be hit or miss with me. I guess it depends on the tea and my mood that day.

That being said, I’ll give anything a shot!

When I’m not brewing/sipping tea, I’m usually reading, listening to music, studying for classes, or in the summer, kayaking/camping/hiking! I also enjoy a good movie now and then. I’ve got quite the collection going. It almost rivals my tea collection! ;)

I’m currently searching for a nice, “non-grassy” tasting green tea that works well cold brewed. If you think you’ve found it, just send me the name/company and I’ll check it out.

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