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I think I’ve given this tea a fair shake, and yet I’m willing to try it one last time before I make up my mind for sure.
I’ve tried it plain, and despite it’s very strong blueberry aroma, it tasted like subtly flavoured hot water. For a black tea, that’s already a bit of a disappointment.
Then, I tried it with a bit of milk and sugar, and steeped it for more than eight minutes. It was barely stronger, and, i don’t know. It sort of tasted as though I was trying to taste it while suffering from a cold. Like I tried really hard to find more flavour than was there. I’m still willing to play around with it a bit though—perhaps I’ll double up on the recommended amount of tea or something.
I’m kind of sad because in an attempt to get through my samples, I’ve discovered a few teas I’m not that fond of lately, but I’ve also found a few gems (most notably my vanilla orchid), so I should focus on that the most. ah well, such is the journey of experimenting, right?

JustJames

so far this is the best blueberry tea i’ve found. although i will be trying butiki’s blueberry purple tea in the next few weeks. OR you could always create your own blend with stacy lim, the owner/alchemist of butiki… she’s building a coconut cream pie for me! (can you tell, i kinda think she’s the best, lol)

keychange

Oh wow!! I didn’t know she would actually make a blend for you, although I can’t say I’m at all surprised—I’m a huge fan! Do you need to know a lot about tea, though? I’m really hoping for a good cotton candy flavoured tea, but suspect I’ll never get one, sadly! (52 teas had one once, though I don’t think it’s available anymore).

JustJames

stacy guides you through the whole process… she is truly amazing. i think it’s a 5$ fee for the custom blend and then you buy 8 oz of it for a less expensive blend or 4 oz for a more expensive one. of course to be sure i’d check with stacy!

Cavocorax

Oooooh, that’s pretty awesome. I’d have to come up with a really great idea though… 4/8oz of tea is pretty expensive, but it makes sense considering she’s not selling it to everyone else!

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JustJames

so far this is the best blueberry tea i’ve found. although i will be trying butiki’s blueberry purple tea in the next few weeks. OR you could always create your own blend with stacy lim, the owner/alchemist of butiki… she’s building a coconut cream pie for me! (can you tell, i kinda think she’s the best, lol)

keychange

Oh wow!! I didn’t know she would actually make a blend for you, although I can’t say I’m at all surprised—I’m a huge fan! Do you need to know a lot about tea, though? I’m really hoping for a good cotton candy flavoured tea, but suspect I’ll never get one, sadly! (52 teas had one once, though I don’t think it’s available anymore).

JustJames

stacy guides you through the whole process… she is truly amazing. i think it’s a 5$ fee for the custom blend and then you buy 8 oz of it for a less expensive blend or 4 oz for a more expensive one. of course to be sure i’d check with stacy!

Cavocorax

Oooooh, that’s pretty awesome. I’d have to come up with a really great idea though… 4/8oz of tea is pretty expensive, but it makes sense considering she’s not selling it to everyone else!

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Well, it’s been slightly over six months since I’ve joined steepster, and I can’t say enough wonderful things about this community. Like many of you, I began my foray into the world of loose-leaf tea by discovering David’s Tea, and although I’ve ventured out and have discovered many other companies that I’m extremely fond of, there are still many of David’s teas that I hold close to my heart and I will always appreciate it as a starting point for my journey.

As for my preferences, I tend to prefer bold black tea, flavoured and unflavoured alike, and I almost always take my blacks with cream and sugar. This isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy a good, flavoured white though, and I’m slowly making my way through the incredibly confusing world of oolongs and greens. I am also not a fan of rooibos, although I am starting to suspect green rooibos may be ok, but you know how it is: when you’ve decided you detest a certain ingredient, you’ll notice it everywhere—perhaps even where it doesn’t exist!

Things other than tea: I’m engaged to be married to my best friend, and feel like the richest woman on the planet because of it. I am also a veracious reader, and I also happen to have an obsession with fragrances, and have amassed quite a collection, although it pales in comparison to some collections out there! As a result of this obsession, I also follow several fragrance blogs, and am always up for a chat about scent. I’m also almost completely blind, and this does indeed mean that I come complete with a guide dog, who unlike me, hales from the sunny California campus of Guide dogs for the Blind. I think I’ve rambled on long enough, but if there’s anything you’d like to know or if you just feel like chatting to someone, please don’t hesitate to send me a message.

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