Review: Talbott Teas Blissful Blueberry

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Its OK"The blueberry flavor is strong enough to keep the hibiscus in check, although certainly the hibiscus makes its presence known. I was pleased with this offering as an iced tea, where tart berry flavors shone without being harsh, but I wouldn't recommend this one as a hot tea. "
Vanessa’s Teaview: 6/10
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So I will admit that when I requested a sample of Talbott Teas' Blissful Blueberry, I had no idea if this was a flavored black tea or an herbal blend. I was hoping for the former, but it turned out to be the latter. I was okay with that, but I did get concerned when I saw that hibiscus, that all-powerful and over-powering flower was present in the mix. In addition to the blueberries and the hibiscus, this tea also features apple, rosehips, cornflower petals, black currant leaf, and natural berry flavors. The tea comes packaged in a fancy sachet that is smallish-to medium and size and which contains a generous amount of the blend inside. I followed the Talbotts recommendation and steeped the sachet in boiling water for seven minutes. The tea is a maroonish red color, similar to cranberry juice. I have to say that as a hot tea, this blend just didn't do it for me. The blueberry flavor is present, but the tangy hibiscus and an overall acidic mouthfeel just made for a less than enjoyable experience. I set my cup aside and let it cool to room temperature, then I added some ice cubes and tried it as an iced tea instead. What a difference a few ice cubes make. This tea went from being harsh and acidic to refreshing and tart. The blueberry flavor is strong enough to keep the hibiscus in check, although certainly the hibiscus makes its presence known. I did not add sugar to my tea, but adding sugar might tone down the tangy factor and make for a more universally appealing blend. Overall, I was pleased with this offering as an iced tea, where tart berry flavors shone without being harsh, but I wouldn't recommend this one as a hot tea. The blueberry flavor is genuine and fairly strong, but anyone who has a strong aversion to hibiscus should probably pass on this one.

— To purchase Talbott Teas Blissful Blueberry, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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