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On a recent trip to Kansas City, I discovered Sage and Daisy, a small storefront in the Crown Center shops that sells soap, tea, and other aromatic products. This chance discovery (I was actually paying a visit to the wonderful pen shop across the way) led to the tasting of a few delicious new teas, this being one of them. One of the owners blends Daisy & Sage’s tea offerings herself, using botanicals acquired from a number of sources in the United States.

I have tried a number of blueberry teas in the past, but very few that were black teas (mostly whites and greens, which are delicious, I might add). This is now the fourth or fifth time that I have made a pot of this tea over the past few days.

My teaware of choice this morning is a two-cup ceramic pot, some just-boiled, filtered water, and two teaspoons of this delicious-smelling tea. I steeped my ingredients for three minutes, producing an aromatic and medium-bodied liqueur. Sipping through this first cup, there is a lot of creaminess to this tea. In a way, it is reminiscent of a well-blended Cream Earl Grey. The creaminess also comes through in the aroma, which is pleasant and smooth. The only trouble with this tea is that I find it hard to identify a blueberry flavor! There is a touch of fruitiness in the flavor of the tea, but I would tend to say that this comes mainly from the black tea itself.

Aside from this minor hang-up, this tea was delicious! If your travels take you to the Kansas City area, do stop by Sage and Daisy. The owners are quite pleasant and helpful, and they carry a lot of fun and unique products. On my personal enjoyment scale, I would rate this tea an 82/100.

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
gmathis

I may have seen it last time I was in KC — unfortunately, it was a hospital emergency run, so I just breezed by Crown Center without getting to stop. It’s on my list when I’m there for leisure.

Spencer

If you are there, be sure to check out the Summer Fruit Ambrosia tea. I liked that one even more than this Blueberries and Cream. They also have a large number of rooibos blends.

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gmathis

I may have seen it last time I was in KC — unfortunately, it was a hospital emergency run, so I just breezed by Crown Center without getting to stop. It’s on my list when I’m there for leisure.

Spencer

If you are there, be sure to check out the Summer Fruit Ambrosia tea. I liked that one even more than this Blueberries and Cream. They also have a large number of rooibos blends.

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“I love trading tea and trying new teas. My favourites are oolong (mainly Chinese) and pu’erh.
Will gladly talk all day about tea.”

The above was my bio when I joined five years ago, and I felt it needed to be updated. I still love pu’erh, though I have begun to take preference toward cooked, shou. Oolongs are certainly still a go-to tea for me, but I have expanded my horizons to begin including greens and blacks based upon the weather and how I am feeling.

Still more than glad to talk about tea – anytime, anywhere, anyplace.
Additionally, if fountain pens, books, music, or computers are on the discussion list…

My ratings, this “personal enjoyment scale” about which I talk, are just that – based on how much I enjoyed the tea. I might have enjoyed it immensely, yet do not keep it stocked for various reasons. On the flip side, I have a few teas that are “good” but not “great,” which I keep stocked for various reasons.

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