On a recent trip to Kansas City, I discovered Sage and Daisy, a small storefront in the Crown Center shops that sells soap, tea, and other aromatic products. This chance discovery (I was actually paying a visit to the wonderful pen shop across the way) led to the tasting of a few delicious new teas, this being one of them. One of the owners blends Daisy & Sage’s tea offerings herself, using botanicals acquired from a number of sources in the United States.
I have tried a number of blueberry teas in the past, but very few that were black teas (mostly whites and greens, which are delicious, I might add). This is now the fourth or fifth time that I have made a pot of this tea over the past few days.
My teaware of choice this morning is a two-cup ceramic pot, some just-boiled, filtered water, and two teaspoons of this delicious-smelling tea. I steeped my ingredients for three minutes, producing an aromatic and medium-bodied liqueur. Sipping through this first cup, there is a lot of creaminess to this tea. In a way, it is reminiscent of a well-blended Cream Earl Grey. The creaminess also comes through in the aroma, which is pleasant and smooth. The only trouble with this tea is that I find it hard to identify a blueberry flavor! There is a touch of fruitiness in the flavor of the tea, but I would tend to say that this comes mainly from the black tea itself.
Aside from this minor hang-up, this tea was delicious! If your travels take you to the Kansas City area, do stop by Sage and Daisy. The owners are quite pleasant and helpful, and they carry a lot of fun and unique products. On my personal enjoyment scale, I would rate this tea an 82/100.