|"The blueberry flavour is gently fruity and not overly tart, the hibiscus in this blend playing thankfully subdued part."|
I followed the recommended instructions on the sachet's wrapper, steeping the teabag for 6 minutes in boiling water. The cup displays an attractive reddish-purple colour. The blueberry aroma is again subtle but distinct. Taking a sip, the flavour is gently fruity and not overly tart, the hibiscus in this blend playing thankfully subdued part. As a whole, the other ingredients play a good supporting role to the blueberry flavour. However, this is a blend that just begs to be sweetened. Without any sweetener to give it some relief, the blueberry flavour seems a bit tame. Like most fruity tisanes, it doesn't deal well with being re-steeped. I don't recommend trying to brew this again, unless you're looking for lavender-coloured hot water.
While turning over my compost recently I found out the hard way that the silky sachets such as used here are not bio-degradable. While they do leave more room for the ingredients to infuse and look fancier than traditional paper teabags, the latter are more eco-friendly. It seems odd to me that a company that would pride itself on having all organic ingredients, would sell its teas in individually wrapped, non-recyclable packaging. I appreciated the gentle, well-blended blueberry flavour of this tisane but this offering isn't so spectacular that I would seek it out again, especially with all the disadvantages it's packaging presents.
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