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I’ve tried this iced in store a few times over the summer, mostly because my kids are crazy about it.

In store it is WAY too freakin sweet, belch. It does have a nice blueberry-ey flavour, if you can get past the sweetness. So on my most recent trip into Teavana I bought the exotic iced tea set, mostly for my kids, but there are some flavours in it that I wanted to try.

The dry.notes of the blueberry alone are so delicious, so much blueberry goodness. I live in Northern Ontario where THE best wild blueberries come from, so I know blueberry. The pineapple on its own smells gross. But I mixed em up anyways (this was my first go at blending teas together). I added 4 perfect teaspoons of each flavour to my steeping basket, plopped it into my pitcher added about 1.5 perfect tea spoons of rock sugar (had I been making this for myself i wouldn’t have added the sugar, but it was for my girls.), then I poured the boiling water over it. i allowed it to steep for about 15 mins as per the guy at teavana.

This is nicely blueberry-ey, it probably could have been sweeter for the kids liking, and could have been more blueberry flavoured for my liking. I’m not even sure that I get any flavour from the pineapple. What I definitely don’t get is a Rooibos taste, thank goodness!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
tattooed_tea

Stupid phone, I only added FOUR perfect teaspoons of each. Not 14.

Insence&Tea

As much as I have problems with teavana, I have to admit that I have a strange addiction to this tea. My mom has me make it for her all the time, haha

charab

Hm, sounds interesting. I haven’t tried so much making any ice tea besides orange and mint, need to try some mixing. And I’d love to taste and compare the blueberries from Ontario to these we have here in Finland, although we’re still debating between friends if they’re called blueberries or in fact bilberries. They’re blue. They’re berries. And the debate goes on.

tattooed_tea

haha Charab, I think there is a difference between blueberries & bilberries. Our blueberry season is a fairly short window & it was way too hot this summer for our blueberries to prosper properly. The city I live in actually has a blueberry festival during the summer.

Insence, my only problem with Teavana is that there stuff is too light on flavour.

charab

hehe, I think so too, since we’ve been taught since school that our berries are also blueberries in english, it’s just slightly different type I guess from the ones you have. Here we had amazingly good season, they were huge! Festival for them is only a right thing to do, that berry is just pure genius.

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tattooed_tea

Stupid phone, I only added FOUR perfect teaspoons of each. Not 14.

Insence&Tea

As much as I have problems with teavana, I have to admit that I have a strange addiction to this tea. My mom has me make it for her all the time, haha

charab

Hm, sounds interesting. I haven’t tried so much making any ice tea besides orange and mint, need to try some mixing. And I’d love to taste and compare the blueberries from Ontario to these we have here in Finland, although we’re still debating between friends if they’re called blueberries or in fact bilberries. They’re blue. They’re berries. And the debate goes on.

tattooed_tea

haha Charab, I think there is a difference between blueberries & bilberries. Our blueberry season is a fairly short window & it was way too hot this summer for our blueberries to prosper properly. The city I live in actually has a blueberry festival during the summer.

Insence, my only problem with Teavana is that there stuff is too light on flavour.

charab

hehe, I think so too, since we’ve been taught since school that our berries are also blueberries in english, it’s just slightly different type I guess from the ones you have. Here we had amazingly good season, they were huge! Festival for them is only a right thing to do, that berry is just pure genius.

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