hibiscus, oh dear.

i can see how it’s been used to great effect to create the illusion of blueberry, along with the help of orange peel, lemongrass, rosehips, açai berry, blackcurrant, citric acid, and licorice (powder).

tart comes to mind! very tart. this tastes pretty much like Celestial Seasonings True Blueberry. i remember loving that one initially (which was years ago) because i loved blueberry flavors and still do. somehow, the mix of ingredients suddenly seemed too tart and artificial for my tastes. i feel that with this tea, too.

but i’m happy with the inclusion of superfruit(s), namely açai & other berry extracts.
i’ll treat this as a medicinal/preventative/herbal tisane with a somewhat unpleasant, but necessary tang.
here’s hoping for health!

on the positive side, the tea bag smells wonderful & i think the bright blue packet is quite fitting for the ultra fruity blueberry persona of the dry leaf.

ETA: if you ask me, the best iteration of Blueberry i’ve ever tasted has got to be Harney & Sons Paris, as well as their Blackcurrant. in fact, my impression of blueberry (at least in flavored things) is probably more ‘blackcurrant’ than actual blueberry. Blackcurrant is pretty amazing, and seemingly more ‘blueberry’ given my conflation of the two!


Ths does sound a little terrifying.

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love tea in every form- from bagged to loose leaf..commercial to niche. i am intrigued by it all & want to learn as much as i can through my 5 senses (tho with tea i’ll presumably be using 3)..am a very sensorial person. love music, perfume, poetry, graphic design, India, Malaysia, Moorish architecture, oh….and tea!

apparently i’m really out of the loop here since i appear to be among the only ones who have not yet tried Golden Moon, Butiki, 52teas, Mandala, Teavivre or Della Terra. i mean REALLY. i need to start lifting this rock up over my head y’all. from the looks of things, i’ve been reenacting Groundhog’s Day every hour on the hour with my uniformed choices. i seek to be anointed!

also, don’t take my numbers too literally; they can’t possibly speak to the actual quality of the tea, much less to the constancy of my own perceptions! what i may feel to be an 88 one day, could very well be a 91 the next, or even 100, depending on my taste buds, blood sugar levels, neuronal firings or planetary alignment ;)

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