OK. So, this is the tea that convinced me that there was such a thing as a great flavored black tea that wasn’t the ever popular Earl Gray. It’s also the tea that convinced me that I did actually like black tea very much, but I first had to learn brewing parameters that I liked. You see this was the first tea I had ever purchased from 52Teas (a couple years ago now ?) and when I first brewed it (boiling water, maybe 10 min?), I thought it was bitter and couldn’t reconcile the awful taste to the great reviews I was reading about 52Teas. Before this I thought that to make tea you just pour boiling water over the tea and let it steep the entire time you’re drinking it, but I kept reading about people taking their tea bags out after so many minutes and not letting their water hit boiling. So, I started experimenting with water temperature and steep time. And, when I got it right, the flavor just popped and there was no bitterness. It was the first time I realized that temperature and time really did matter for black tea. And, Blueberry Zabaglione became my favorite black tea. Still is one of my favorites. The creamy blueberry flavor is just really good and absolutely terrific iced. And, the flavors do not have the artificial aftertaste present in so many flavored teas. I’m so glad to see it reblended if only temporarily. So, I’m finally finishing the last of my first bag, which I had been hording :) It ages quite well by the way. Tastes just as delicious as I remember.
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