Blueberry Flavored Green Tea

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Cornflower Petals, Gunpowder Green Tea, Natural Flavours
Flavors
Biting, Blueberry, Smoke, Tobacco, Vegetal
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Mastress Alita
Average preparation
Iced 4 min, 30 sec 32 oz / 946 ml

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  • “Yum blueberries. No blueberries in Ecuador. : ( Thankfully I can get blueberry tea to make up for it! This tea is very pretty to look at. Gunpowder tea has always seemed visually appealing to me....” Read full tasting note
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  • “June Wedding! Time for something blue! This is a gunpowder green tea with blueberry flavoring and pretty blue cornflower petals. The leaf has that somewhat smoky aroma typical of gunpowder greens,...” Read full tasting note
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From English Tea Store

The Blueberry Flavored Green Tea blend from English Tea Store is a delicious green tea with a wonderfully sweet character and a pleasing astringency. Made from a green Pekoe Gunpowder, this wonderful tea is flavored naturally. Gunpowder teas typically have a dark coppery green color that produces a pale, yellowy green infusion with a smooth, slightly smoky cup with a sweetish finish. This tea is highly receptive to the addition of the blueberry natural flavoring and produces a very satisfying brew.

Blueberries rank the highest when compared to 40 other fruits for antioxidant activity, and their sweet character make them a wonderful additive to a delicate green tea. The Blueberry Flavored Green Tea is terrific when served hot or iced.

Ingredients: Pekoe gunpowder green tea, cornflower petals, and natural flavors

Brewing Instructions:

Hot Tea Brewing Method: Use freshly drawn water. When water is re-boiled, or stands for a while, it loses oxygen which prevents the full flavor of the tea being released. Warm the pot first. This helps the brewing process by maintaining the brewing temperature for longer so to extract more flavor from the tea. Be sure to use boiling water to make the tea. Water which is “off the boil” does not allow the tea to brew properly. Ideal brewing temperature is 100° C/212° F. Minimum brewing temperature is 90° C/194° F. Brew for 3-5 minutes. Shorter times will not reveal the full flavor and the quality of the tea. Longer brewing will result in a bitter tasting tea as Tannin will start to be extracted from the tea leaves (If you brew in a cup brew for a much shorter time, 1 – 2 minutes). Stir the tea in the pot once or twice while it is brewing.

Iced tea brewing method (Pitcher): (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea, 6 tea bags into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1.25 cups/315ml over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the tea or removing the tea bags. Add ice and top – up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about.)

Iced tea brewing method (Individual Serving): Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea, 1 tea bag into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6 – 7oz/170 – 200ml per serving over the tea. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea or removing the bags. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional 1/2 serving. Sweeten and/or add lemon to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about!)

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Yum blueberries. No blueberries in Ecuador. : ( Thankfully I can get blueberry tea to make up for it!

This tea is very pretty to look at. Gunpowder tea has always seemed visually appealing to me. It is both interesting and beautiful. The cornflowers are also beautiful. but very scarce. The smell is very much blueberry. Sadly not fresh blueberry, but more a blueberry jam type smell. While not as great as fresh blueberries, blueberry jam is still great.

It is freezing today, so I couldn’t wait to have my hot cup of tea. The brewed tea smelled a bit more like fresh blueberries, I believe that the green tea base helped with this illusion. The plantiness that it adds to the scent really helps it. Unfortunately, I also caught a scent of anise. I have no idea where it came from, but it was undoubtedly there.

Unsweetened it was pretty good. Green tea up front with a fresh blueberry aftertaste. Unfortunately there was still something that lingered in the background reminding me of Anise. When I sweetened it the blueberry became stronger and more enjoyable. The green tea was overtaken, but it wasn’t gone. I enjoyed the subtle vegetable green that it added to the flavor.

It held up decently to a second steep (2min) which was still tasty, just watered down.

Sadly, it doesn’t get a higher score because I got random anise flavor in the brew. I have no idea how or what was making me think this had anise in it, but it didn’t make me happy. It was tame enough that I could enjoy the cup of tea with no major distractions from the phantom flavor.

On a completely unrelated note, my puppy won 2nd place in the bulldog puppy category over the weekend! : ) I was so proud of her!

Preparation
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Tina S.

Note to self, do not move to Ecuador, as you will never survive without your blueberry fixes!

I’m sad your blueberry tea wasn’t as awesome as you’d hoped!

Ninavampi

I wish I had come to that conclusion… There are still plenty of yummy fruits to eat!

rmark25

I really enjoy Blueberry Black tea from enjoyingtea.com

rmark25

..and No blueberries in Ecuador? All of our blueberries in the Winter come from Peru or Chile..I’m amazed you can’t get them…but you have Guayusa!

ScottTeaMan

Congrats to you and Sencha. :))

Ninavampi

Thanks! : )

SimpliciTEA

Yes, congratulations! He (or she) looks like a cutie! I am a huge dog lover, myself.

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June Wedding! Time for something blue! This is a gunpowder green tea with blueberry flavoring and pretty blue cornflower petals.

The leaf has that somewhat smoky aroma typical of gunpowder greens, but there is a noticable sweet blueberry scent as well. I know I’ve tried this warm in the past, but it has been a bit sweltering here this weekend, so I let this cold brew overnight into a nice quart of iced tea. The tea has a very bright yellow color, and the aroma hasn’t changed much from the dry leaf.

The flavor, however, is a little offputting to me… it’s mainly the gunpowder base that doesn’t work for me. I like that the fruity flavor of the blueberry isn’t incredibly overbearing or overwhelming, as I get in many fruit-flavored green teas, because I like being able to taste my green tea base underneath the fruit, the problem here is I just dont like the flavor of the green tea base that is coming through; that smoky flavor note just doesn’t mix with sweet blueberries. They are very colliding flavors and don’t blend at all. The gunpowder taste comes off really biting and doesn’t mix with the sweet berry… and I’m just not really a fan of that tobacco smoke taste. If the base had been bancha or sencha, I think this would be totally fine. This will probably be a very hard tea for me to finish off…

Flavors: Biting, Blueberry, Smoke, Tobacco, Vegetal

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 4 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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