On the tenth day of Christmas, 52Teas gave to me…Boo Berry Cotton Candy!
This is another of the teas I’ve been wanting to try for what feels like forever. I’m so glad I finally got the chance! The dry leaves smell very sweet and quite strongly of blueberries, with an undertone of of sweetness that does make me think of cotton candy. It also reminds me of blue raspberry slush puppy, another fondly remembered childhood memory.
I was a bit surprised to read that the base tea is gunpowder. In my experience, this is a tea which is usually bitter, sometimes undrinkably so. While brewing, I can smell the green tea base a lot more strongly than I can the flavouring, although that’s still there in the background. I’m a little troubled.
It turns out I needn’t have been. To taste, this is as sweet as I could want it to be. I can clearly taste blueberries and the sweetness of cotton candy. It’s delightfully sugary, and just perfect! I’m glad I was patient and let the water cool sufficiently before I added the tea. If I hadn’t, I know I’d be having a very different experience right now, and my hopes and expectations for this tea would have been destroyed. As it stands, I’m seriously enjoying this.
I’ll say again that I don’t know how Frank manages it. I pretty much hated green tea before now, but his blends have really made me reconsider what I thought I knew. None of them are bitter, and this one is no exception in being an absolute knockout. I seriously hope he keeps up the good work. I’m officially an addict.