This was essentially the reason I ended up placing a recent DF order in the first place. The idea of the combination of blueberry and banana was so appealing to me, and because this is a French tea company I knew the composition would be wildly different from anything North American facing – not heavy and decadent/sweet but probably softer, floral and very elevated in interpretation. I feel like I was super dead on with that expectation, too!
Because of the choice of oolong base, this would be a blend predisposed to tasting floral and slightly “green” already – but I think the exact blueberry flavouring they’ve chosen really leans into that. It’s not a jammy/syrupy or candy like blueberry in the slightest, and has a very fresh and floral natural taste to it. I get blueberry quite a bit more than the banana, but I do think the banana has a nice (but light) natural creaminess to it on top of its own unique greener note. It mostly appears in the finish of the sip, and is a nice way to round out the florals of the body.
Overall, this feels very sophisticated and nuanced and I’m really digging it!