Berry Blues

Tea type
Fruit Herbal Blend
Apple Pieces, Hibiscus, Rose Hips
Blueberry, Sweet, Tart, Apple, Fruity
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine Free
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Edit tea info Last updated by Caitlyn1701
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205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 15 sec 14 oz / 416 ml

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  • “Wow. I may have put a bit too much in this time! I used almost 3 tsp for 16 oz and it is super powerful. This tea does not mess around in the flavor department. Like I’ve said, the closest thing...” Read full tasting note
  • “The weather is starting to pick up here in the UK and the first promises of sun and hot weather have given me a craving for fruit. No fruit in particular just something sweet and juicy to relax...” Read full tasting note
  • “I received this as a free sample in my last Adagio order. To be honest, I didn’t think I would like it, but I have to say this was pretty good. It had a fair amount of blueberry flavor even though...” Read full tasting note
  • “Killed this tin today, so this will be a fond farewell. Apparently I have quite the sweet-tooth, because I LOVE this tea! It’s mostly sweet with a little sour, and tastes like an Apple Jolly...” Read full tasting note

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A delicious blend of natural fruits and spices that brews up a mouthwatering cup of herbal tea. Entirely caffeine free, it holds a special appeal for kids and sweet-toothed adults. Yet contains no sugar or other sweeteners. The flavor is all natural, emanating from apple pieces, hibiscus flowers, cranberries and blueberries. Highly addictive; Please proceed with caution!

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This is my saddest sipdown yet, and actually the only sipdown which has been of a tea that I’ve had more than a one or two cup sample of. I bought this from Adagio mainly to take me over the £30 window for free shipping, and because it was one of the ingredients of a Sherlock fandom tea which I wanted to try and was unavailable in the UK, so I planned on maybe making my own substitute. As it turned out, I never did that, as it was just too good to blend with other teas.

When I first tried this tea plain, I was very surprised by the powerful flavour, as all fruit-based teas I’ve tried in the past have been disappointingly weak. Not this one. Instead of a diluted summer fruit cordial type colour like I had expected, within a minute of steeping the cup was a deep deep reddy purple, and smelled heavenly. Like blueberry tarts baking in the oven. I haven’t logged this tea before as I went on a bit of a berry blues binge and drank nearly the entire thing in less than a week, before I’d even made my steepster account. When I realised I was down to my last teaspoon, I panicked, and have been hoarding the tiniest amount since, waiting for the appropriate moment. This was not quite the perfect time for it, but I really really wanted it.

Plain, this tea is a little tart, and if you oversteep (which I tend to do a lot, as I have a really crappy concept of time), it is very tart. This is probably due to the hibiscus content, although I don’t seem to have a problem with it as many people seem to. To counteract this, I like to drink it with an added spoon of sugar. Drank this way, it tastes exactly like blueberry jam in the initial sip, but with an almost sour aftertaste that stops it from being overly sweet and balances it out perfectly.

I am currently sitting on my bed, drinking this tea and reminiscing about my childhood – when it snowed in the winter, me and my two cousins would play outside in the snow for hours, and then when we came in, my mam would make us “hot juice” which was basically a cordial drink made with not-quite-boiling water instead of cold, with a spoon of honey in it, to warm us back up. It was my favourite winter treat, and this reminds me of it so much, because even though it doesn’t taste like any of the juices we had in it, it has the same hot, sweet, fruity goodness which I just find so comforting. I am sipping this so slowly, because I know that once it’s gone, that’s it. I was planning on leaving some of it to cool, and see what this is like iced, but I don’t think I can bring myself to. I will miss this tea dearly. My post-8PM tea collection will not be the same without it.

I have already discovered how amazing it feels to click the ‘remove from wishlist’ button on a tea, followed by the ‘add to cupboard’ button, but this is the first time I have clicked them the other way round, and it is so sad :/

I will be making an Adagio order very soon, re-stocking on this and the 9th doctor, and buying myself an ingenuiTEA while I’m at it! Every cloud…

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It’s so lovely to read about someone falling in love with a tea, especially if it brings back the loveliest of memories.


I’m glad you enjoyed reading it! I didn’t really expect anyone to, considering the length. I really will miss this tea, though ):


I love long tasting notes, especially if they aren’t overly technical and are filled with lots of tea love!


I agree- love the notes with background and context!


Lovely childhood memory.


I have the large version of ingenuiTEA which was one of the first tea makers I had (was given to me by my mother). It works perfectly and a few years down the line I still use it in summer to make iced tea :D I have a feeling you will love yours too.


I watched the video on their website and fell in love with it immediately, I absolutely can’t wait to get one. Good to know it stands the test of time! (:

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31 tasting notes

I’m having 24oz of this iced right now. I put some of Teavana’s rock sugar in it. Yum!

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6 tasting notes

It’s a good tisane but it’s better as cold, refreshing beverage.
It’s really sweet for a Tisane though, but i recommend this to those who prefer Iced Tea

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18 tasting notes

I liked this much better iced than I did hot – but that’s usually my opinion of fruity teas and tisanes. It’s sweet like juice but zero calories, which makes it an instant win in my book, but it’s not as strong in the blueberry flavor as I’d hoped.

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8 tasting notes

This is basically candy. Delicious, delicious candy.

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44 tasting notes

I was quite afraid to brew this tea based on how it smelled from the bag. The scent was super potent and it reminded me of cough medicine. My boyfriend thought it smelled like weird soda. I erred on the side of caution (strange smell and hibiscus) and brewed it just for five minutes. Thankfully, it’s not at all scary and actually quite pleasant. This would make a great iced tea, so that’s how I’ll finish up my sample I’m thinking. The berry flavors are definitely present, but the hibiscus is at the forefront (though, not too hibiscus-y or I wouldn’t drink it).

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