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drank Blueberrie-zzz by 52teas
2736 tasting notes

I bought a sample of this on sale with my small order a while ago. The idea of a blueberry marshmallow blend was irresistible. (It also sounded pretty close to my beloved Peachy Keen.) The blend also has chamomile, lavender, vanilla and green rooibos. I used less leaves than Anne suggested on the package — a teaspoon and a half rather than five grams. I don’t see any larger pieces of marshmallow root in the blend, which might be why there wasn’t much marshmallow flavor. I really wanted the flavor to be mostly marshmallow and blueberry, maybe a hint of lavender. But sadly, at least this serving was mostly tasting like chamomile. I know at least three blueberries went into the infuser. I could have done without the chamomile in this blend altogether. I really loved the IDEA of the flavor combination of blueberry, vanilla, marshmallow and lavender coexisting but the chamomile just takes over.
I was drinking this while trying to get lots of DVRing done and didn’t fall asleep, so not too many zzzz’s. (Also, this snow has meant the dvr hasn’t even been recording anything for THREE DAYS – NO SIGNAL TV black out… but at least I can still watch things on the dvr. ALSO, if gritty, intense, and dark comic inspired shows are your thing, Deadly Class is an amazing piece of work… I feel like all I’ve been watching now is gritty comic shows… maybe all the other genres I watch aren’t airing at the moment.)
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug // 10 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 10 minute steep

Evol Ving Ness

Well that sucks. I’ve been looking forward to this one with very high expectations indeed. Bah!

tea-sipper

Well, you might like the blend more than I do!

Kittenna

I agree with you – blueberry/vanilla/marshmallow/lavender sounds really good (hint hint to any tea blenders!). I’d probably also be disappointed with too much chamomile, since I don’t like that flavour.

tea-sipper

YES that combo of just the four ingredients sounds VERY good. haha

Kittenna

Trying to think of how to work those flavourings into a GoT-inspired tea for Anne to make… hahaha.

tea-sipper

haha. good plan, Kittenna!

Evol Ving Ness

I am not a huge fan of chamomile, HOWEVER, Anne has done some remarkable blending with that as an ingredient. Like truly fine blending.

tea-sipper

Sure, Anne makes some great chamomile blends, just wish it wasn’t in this one. :D

Mastress Alita

I think I got a sample of this one at one point. I’m not a fan of chamomile either, so now I’m a bit worried to hear that’s the dominant flavor. Maybe I’ll go a little leaf-heavy and see if more of the green rooibos will come out… and add some extra lavender from my big ol’ bag of lavender buds to compensate.

52Teas

be sure to shake this pouch well – it’ green rooibos and chamomile – and the big, lightweight buds of chamomile float to the top while the green rooibos leaves sift to the bottom (along with the marshmallow root).

tea-sipper

I always make sure to mix your teas well, Anne. I always want to give the teas the best flavor combination. I’ll try it again soon to make sure.
Mastress Alita – you definitely should add more lavender if you don’t love the chamomile. It’s a good chamomile anyway.

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Evol Ving Ness

Well that sucks. I’ve been looking forward to this one with very high expectations indeed. Bah!

tea-sipper

Well, you might like the blend more than I do!

Kittenna

I agree with you – blueberry/vanilla/marshmallow/lavender sounds really good (hint hint to any tea blenders!). I’d probably also be disappointed with too much chamomile, since I don’t like that flavour.

tea-sipper

YES that combo of just the four ingredients sounds VERY good. haha

Kittenna

Trying to think of how to work those flavourings into a GoT-inspired tea for Anne to make… hahaha.

tea-sipper

haha. good plan, Kittenna!

Evol Ving Ness

I am not a huge fan of chamomile, HOWEVER, Anne has done some remarkable blending with that as an ingredient. Like truly fine blending.

tea-sipper

Sure, Anne makes some great chamomile blends, just wish it wasn’t in this one. :D

Mastress Alita

I think I got a sample of this one at one point. I’m not a fan of chamomile either, so now I’m a bit worried to hear that’s the dominant flavor. Maybe I’ll go a little leaf-heavy and see if more of the green rooibos will come out… and add some extra lavender from my big ol’ bag of lavender buds to compensate.

52Teas

be sure to shake this pouch well – it’ green rooibos and chamomile – and the big, lightweight buds of chamomile float to the top while the green rooibos leaves sift to the bottom (along with the marshmallow root).

tea-sipper

I always make sure to mix your teas well, Anne. I always want to give the teas the best flavor combination. I’ll try it again soon to make sure.
Mastress Alita – you definitely should add more lavender if you don’t love the chamomile. It’s a good chamomile anyway.

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thenecessiteas.com
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Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! Many of my teas have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

My dislikes: hibiscus, ginger (unless in chai), charcoal type flavors

My ratings:
95-100 – Super awesome deliciousness favorites – cupboard essential
80-95 – Also pretty delicious
65-80 – Pretty good
50-65 – Okay
1-50 – Probably won’t want to sip it again

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