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  • “Back-logging from this morning. So, I stopped at the Bar Harbor Tea Co shop on my way home from work last night (huzzah! I don't have to pay shipping for this stuff! Na na na-na na. Ahem...)...” Read full tasting note
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    chai-jenn 103 tasting notes
  • “A nice smooth tea with a very strong blueberry taste. Perhaps the strongest blueberry flavor of any blueberry tea I've tried. I think I'd actually prefer this as iced tea to hot. ” Read full tasting note
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    Katiek 6 tasting notes
  • “Can anyone say "procrastination"? This tea never tastes as good as it smells. But that's ok. It smells flipping fantabulous awesomely amazing, so it's only natural the taste falls a bit...” Read full tasting note
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    kaykanada 75 tasting notes
  • “I'm mixed with this tea. It's very potent with the blueberry flavor (it's very fresh tasting and not too sweet) but not enough of the tea aspect comes through. I think that a longer steep time is...” Read full tasting note
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    khsheehan 28 tasting notes

From Bar Harbor Tea Company

From the BarHarborTea.com website:

A Maine favorite! Black tea flavored with wild blueberries harvested in Maine and Nova Scotia. Very popular in our shop year round, it is a summer favorite iced.

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103 tasting notes

Back-logging from this morning.

So, I stopped at the Bar Harbor Tea Co shop on my way home from work last night (huzzah! I don’t have to pay shipping for this stuff! Na na na-na na. Ahem…) with the intent of picking up a Bodum travel tea press. I got the press but figured I’d pick up a new tea while I was there. I had smelled this one during my last visit (to pick up a new tin of the chocolate chai) and had been amazed at how much like the native blueberries this smelled. So I snagged a small tin.

Now for those of you who have not spent time in Maine or the Maritime provinces of Canada, there are two kinds of blueberries. Most of you are likely familiar with the big, plump, bursting-with-juice blueberries commonly found in the grocery store. Those are called highbush blueberries. What we have here in Maine is called the lowbush blueberry. The plants grow right down flush with the ground, no taller than 15" and usually more like 5"-10", and the leaves and berries are smaller than those of the highbush berries. But what Maine blueberries lack in size they greatly make up for in flavor. No highbush berry can compare to the sweet/tart/juicy fruits of the lowbush blueberry that grows wild in the acidic soil of the region. Yes, wild. While there are indeed fields where these berries grow and are harvested they grew there naturally, with no human hand to plant them, no field equipment to water them.

It is of course the flavor of the native, lowbush wild blueberry that is used in this tea. The bright, red-amber liquor is redolent with the aroma and flavor of these berries, even more strongly in the aftertaste. And I would love to know what variety of black tea was used as a base for this as the steeped leaves are quite colorful. Large, though broken, and green, but with red-brown veins and stems.

And writing this has made me want another cup of this tea!

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Ewa

Oh man I am totally with you on lowbush blueberries > highbush ones (although I confess that I was ignorant of their formal names until now, I just referred to them as “wild blueberries” and “kind of tasteless blueberries”)

S

Mmm, I love wild blueberries!

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6 tasting notes

A nice smooth tea with a very strong blueberry taste. Perhaps the strongest blueberry flavor of any blueberry tea I’ve tried. I think I’d actually prefer this as iced tea to hot.

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75 tasting notes

Can anyone say “procrastination”?

This tea never tastes as good as it smells. But that’s ok. It smells flipping fantabulous awesomely amazing, so it’s only natural the taste falls a bit short.

Decent black tea base that doesn’t get bitter at the drop of a hat. Nice, natural blueberry flavour that isn’t sickly sweet nor watered down. This will never be a favorite of mine because I like milk in my blacks and this one doesn’t really mesh with milk. But still a solid blueberry tea, which seems to be a reaaaally hard thing to do * cough * DAVIDsTEA * cough *

Technically, it’s a good thing I’m not in love with this tea – they don’t ship to Canada. No broken heart like with the fabulous Arbor Teas :( Awww great, now I’m sad!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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28 tasting notes

I’m mixed with this tea. It’s very potent with the blueberry flavor (it’s very fresh tasting and not too sweet) but not enough of the tea aspect comes through. I think that a longer steep time is better for this one. The blueberry flavors stay but the tea flavors really shine when steeped longer.

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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24 tasting notes

Potent blueberry flavor, very drinkable.

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