The dry leaf smells heavenly. Lots and lots of blueberry notes bursting out of the package. The blueberries in this blend are small pieces, unlike the big, full blueberries in DavidsTea Blueberry Jam (the DT version is still my favorite blueberry tea, to date.)
The steeped smell is different, however. There’s almost something…perfumy? about it. Maybe a little floral? I’m not sure what it is, but it doesn’t make me think “blueberry” like the dry aroma did.
Without additions, the taste is certainly Blueberry Black, with the emphasis on black. It does taste like blueberry, buts it’s not like the IN YOUR FACE blueberry of Blueberry Jam. But, I also picked-up some blueberry sugar (it’s sugar mixed with dehydrated blueberry puree) when I was at the TSTE, so it’s time to try it out!
Now that it’s sweetened, the blueberry really pops. Each sip is awash with the taste of juicy blueberries. Much better. And it’s even better as it cools. My cup’s lukewarm at this point, and blueberry is now at the forefront.
The base tea is good; no bitterness detected at a 2.5 min steep (and I’m especially sensitive to bitterness) and it sits nicely with the blueberry flavors.
ETA: Wow, I used the word “blueberry” a lot in this note. Blueberry.