75
drank Blueberry Lagoon by Tealish
2259 tasting notes

Ever since I discovered the magic of cold brewing, I feel the need to cold brew every fruit tisane I come across to see how it fairs. So, when MissB sent me a package of this tea I decide to toss a few tsps into a water bottle and wait to see what happens.

The end result? Bubblegum. I am very confused as to how or why but this tea is an accurate representation of the candied bubblegum pieces they put in bubblegum ice cream. It is very sweet (I am so happy there is no hibiscus in sight) and really tasty but the flavor is just a weird thing to be tasting in a blueberry tisane. I am interested to try this one hot to see how that compares to its cold brew counterpart. Thank you so much MissB for this generous sample! You shared enough that I have lots to experiment with so hopefully I find the way I like this tea best.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
MissB

Ah, I have yet to try this cold. I can see how it would taste like bubblegum! It’s surprisingly sweet.

VariaTEA

It was so weird because I definitely was not expecting it. I will probably try it hot soon to see how the flavor compares. I think since there is no hibiscus, it allows everything else to be sweet.

MissB

It tastes kinda like what I imagined a cotton candy tea to taste like. Hot, anyway. Although I find it better as it cools.

VariaTEA

How random. And I will keep in mind that it’s best when it cools. Thanks again, MissB!

OMGsrsly

Oh, nice! Fruit teas without hibiscus are so nice to find. :)

Cavocorax

I think I’ll have to add a cold-brew column to my spreadsheet to keep track of which ones are good cold. I saw someone mention that in the forum.

OMGsrsly

I need to update my spreadsheet so bad. That’s a good idea, though.

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MissB

Ah, I have yet to try this cold. I can see how it would taste like bubblegum! It’s surprisingly sweet.

VariaTEA

It was so weird because I definitely was not expecting it. I will probably try it hot soon to see how the flavor compares. I think since there is no hibiscus, it allows everything else to be sweet.

MissB

It tastes kinda like what I imagined a cotton candy tea to taste like. Hot, anyway. Although I find it better as it cools.

VariaTEA

How random. And I will keep in mind that it’s best when it cools. Thanks again, MissB!

OMGsrsly

Oh, nice! Fruit teas without hibiscus are so nice to find. :)

Cavocorax

I think I’ll have to add a cold-brew column to my spreadsheet to keep track of which ones are good cold. I saw someone mention that in the forum.

OMGsrsly

I need to update my spreadsheet so bad. That’s a good idea, though.

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

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