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drank Wild Blueberry by Tealish
1297 tasting notes

Wow. So this is the tea that I had purchased from Tealish, which ended up going rancid on me. When I let them know, the company was so gracious and sent me a brand new bag, with some samples to boot! Now, not only am I impressed with their customer service, but their tea as well!!
About the tea:
This must have been reblended. The other review here mentions an overwhelming hibby note, but I don’t see it in the blend, nor do I taste any at all in the tea. It’s not at all sour. Perhaps too many people mentioned the hibs and they took note? shrugs
The tea itself is very pungent. The blueberries smell like something mildly fermented, which I suppose could be the beginnings of the rancidness I experienced last time.
Steeped, I get that same intense fermented note. Adding a teaspoon of sugar helps though.
But… What really blew my socks of, was when I added a dash of milk. It now tastes like a blueberry danish! I am in awe!!
Made that way, I do believe I have found my new fave rooibos tea. Oh yes, this is staying in my cupboard permanently. Mmmmmmmm.

Scott B

You know what might go great with blueberry? A teaspoon of real maple syrup.

Indigobloom

huh, Scott you may be on to something there! I’ll try it next time for sure :P

Scott B

Cool :) Love to hear how it turns out.

TeaBrat

very nice customer service!

Indigobloom

I’ll review it that time, for sure!
Amy: It really is!! I’ll be a customer for life now :)

TheTeaFairy

I ordered from tealish only once about a year ago, and I am sorry to say I was unimpressed with the bunch I tried. But the recent reviews I’ve read, especially from you Indigobloom, makes me want to give it another shot, mmm this one is also on my list, they seem to have a very nice new selection of rooibos… and no matter how good a product might be, outstanding customer service is often the deciding factor me. Just great the way they handled your request :)

Indigobloom

yeah Tealish can be hit or miss. But I find that about most places anyhow!
Yep, customer service… the cornerstone of small business! :)
Seriously, I will keep going there til the end of time. Really friendly staff, and they’re ok with letting me smell every tea on the shelf before making a decision to!!! ha.

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Scott B

You know what might go great with blueberry? A teaspoon of real maple syrup.

Indigobloom

huh, Scott you may be on to something there! I’ll try it next time for sure :P

Scott B

Cool :) Love to hear how it turns out.

TeaBrat

very nice customer service!

Indigobloom

I’ll review it that time, for sure!
Amy: It really is!! I’ll be a customer for life now :)

TheTeaFairy

I ordered from tealish only once about a year ago, and I am sorry to say I was unimpressed with the bunch I tried. But the recent reviews I’ve read, especially from you Indigobloom, makes me want to give it another shot, mmm this one is also on my list, they seem to have a very nice new selection of rooibos… and no matter how good a product might be, outstanding customer service is often the deciding factor me. Just great the way they handled your request :)

Indigobloom

yeah Tealish can be hit or miss. But I find that about most places anyhow!
Yep, customer service… the cornerstone of small business! :)
Seriously, I will keep going there til the end of time. Really friendly staff, and they’re ok with letting me smell every tea on the shelf before making a decision to!!! ha.

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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