Deep Blue Spirulina

Tea type
White Tea
Ingredients
Apple Pieces, Coconut, Lemon Verbena, Licorice Root, Mango, Natural Flavours, Pineapple, White Tea
Flavors
Mango, Pineapple, Citrusy, Coconut, Fruity, Green, Sweet, Fruit Punch, Moss, Soap, Tropical
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
Certification
Kosher, Vegan
Edit tea info Last updated by Perry Papadopoulos
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 14 oz / 411 ml

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  • “Cold Brew Sipdown (331) I cold brewed this and while I’m glad the coconut hasn’t gone rancid despite being almost two years old, that’s the only thing I’m glad about. It’s not bad because it’s...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I have to say I was honestly surprised. I don’t like most tropical foods/drinks of any sort. I ordered it thinking it was something else and figured I would try it out. I don’t like coconuts or...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Just bought this tea on sale at David’s tea at half price. I love trying new tea’s espically ones with health properties. Best brewed with water that is just under boiling. It started light in...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This was good. Fruity … which I honestly didn’t expect, and I enjoyed the blue-green color. Probably not something I’m going to repurchase because it honestly wasn’t memorable enough, but I enjoyed...” Read full tasting note

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Beneath its splash of pineapple and mango, this emerald blue tea has hidden depths – from vitamin and mineral-packed spirulina and moringa to beautiful butterfly pea flower. With its delicate base of white tea and refreshing tropical aromas, it’s a delicious way to stay hydrated all season long. Ice yourself a cup and get ready to take the plunge!

Ingredients: Pineapple (pineapple, sugar), apple, mango (mango, sugar), white tea, coconut, lemon verbena, liquorice root, melon (melon, sucrose, citric acid), moringa, spirulina, butterfly pea flowers, natural flavouring.

Price per 50g: $10.98

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15 Tasting Notes

9320 tasting notes

I’ve had this one twice now, both times iced.

The first time I had it I actually liked it a fair bit. I mean, it wasn’t one of those “Wow, OMG!” teas but it was solid – and very fun because (due to the Spirulina and Butterfly Pea Flower) it brews up a brilliant dark blue colour. This actually isn’t my first Spirulina tea; I’ve got one from Cornelia Bean with a very different flavour profile. I think it’s a cool ingredient to use in tea, and was excited to see we were doing a take on it.

Taste wise, it’s got a lot of Moringa in it, and I find that makes it taste like a sort of passion fruit/grapefruit kind of combo, with the undertones of the coconut in the blend. It was pretty medium bodied and smooth, and made for a refreshing iced tea.

However, the same day I tried my first iced glass of this I also went out for sushi with a few friends – and I ended up getting super sick. I spent the entire next morning just completing throwing up, feeling incredibly queasy, and the sight of ANYTHING food or drink wise just made it worse. The kicker, though, was that all my vomit was tinted blue. That’s probably an overshare, but it ties into what I’m about to say next…

So, a few days later I’m feeling fine and am back at work. We were really demoing this tes/hyping it up because it’s brand new. I decided to make myself an iced cup of it ’cause all that talk about it all day was kind of making me crave it. Association is a powerful thing my friends; I took one sip of it and I just felt like I was going to get sick all over again. I could not drink it; it just brought me right back to how awful and ill I felt when I had, what was likely, food poisoning.

In fact, even the smell of this one now makes me gag.

I completely DO NOT blame the tea at all – but I think I’m going to perma associate this one with that terrible, negative experience and just wont be able to touch this one again.

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

Mastress Alita

I got food poisoning on my birthday, and the only other thing I’d had that day other than my birthday dinner was tea (a matcha latte and a birthday cake rooibos). Thankfully the dinner was so overpowering I didn’t really notice any of the tea and didn’t form any associations with it, but it was the worst case of food poisoning I’d ever had and major dehydration set in. I’m so sorry to hear you recently had to go through that as well.

Roswell Strange

Years ago, I had the flu on Christmas – I had been drinking non stop tea all day and then completely threw it all up. It tasted so potently of one of the Butiki teas I had been drinking that for a short time I was completely turned off Butiki in general. I got over it though, so maybe I’ll get over this one…

Mastress Alita

Ouch! It’ll probably just take time, and possibly some slow reintroduction of individual flavors/ingredients. I certainly hope I’ll be able to eat hamburgers again, but it’s been a month since that food poisoning run-in and I haven’t exactly had a craving yet, heh. Thank goodness I dodged the tea bullet, considering how much I drink in a day!

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I’ve tried this twice now and i’m not sure how i feel about it. I think i DO like it better hot vs after it’s cooled and i think you probably need a little sweetness added to this one to really make it better. Overall since i didn’t love it right out of the gate, don’t need more. I’ll send my last cup to you VariaTEA

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