Blueberry Green Tea
Cup Characteristics: Very aromatic. The blueberry flavor literally fills the cup.
Infusion: Pale yellow green
Ingredients: Premium quality Ceylon green tea, Natural flavors.
Man-oh-man, people love blueberries. Way back in the late 1800’s, a woman named Elizabeth Jane Astly who lived in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia penned an ode to the small sweet fruit. The final stanza reads as follows,
And there’s the pleasure without word,
The thrill of the heart no word can fit,
When the mouth takes in a blueberry pearl
And the tongue can copy the stain of it.
The pleasure without word…The thrill of the heart no word can fit – indeed, the blueberry is a delicious, and nutritious treat. The taste of fresh blueberries is intense with a slight astringency, a trait common to most dark berries. And ironically, since science in the 1800’s was unable to prove it, blueberries are in fact good for the heart due to their high levels of antioxidants. In fact research by the USDA indicates that blueberries rank #1 in antioxidant activity compared to 40 other fruits. This fact combined with their fresh flavor make blueberries an excellent tea additive. This tea, as you’ll discover, has a wonderfully sweet character with a pleasing astringency.