Thought it was about time I got around to this one, since I can’t actually remember when I bought it. Probably a _long_time ago. It was unopened, until today, and properly sealed, so I’m not too worried. I bought this one originally because I love blueberries, especially in tea, and because dolphin sprinkles. I have to admit to being slightly disappointed on that score, though, because I struggled to find one in my bag. I did eventually, but it’s quite a deformed dolphin to say the least – nothing like the ones in the picture. Maybe I can’t judge a tea by its dolphin sprinkles (that would be irresponsible) but there are no blue cornflowers either. As it turns out, not so big blue…
The flavour rescues this one, because it’s really very good. Sweet, juicy blueberry up front, with a deeper, darker, earthier, somehow more berry-ish blackberry towards the end of the sip. I think there are supposed to be blackcurrants, as well, but if they’re there then they’re a little lost. Not that I mind – blueberry and blackberry rule the day here, and that’s okay with me.
I’m pretty sure this will make a good cold brewed or iced tea in the summer, so I’m going to try and keep some back for that. It shouldn’t be too much of a problem, since I have a large-ish bag. It’s got to be 75-100g, at least.
I’m glad I decided to try this one, dolphin sprinkle disappointment aside.