I need to trust 52teas more than I do my own taste buds and preconceived notions. I saw “lemon,” I thought “tart,” and my nose did a crinkly thing of its own accord. I was not looking forward to this tea.
I’m so glad I ignored me and went for it anyway because I was too lazy to go hunting for a different tea packet. It’s divine! And I’ve got the very last packet of it in my cart right now, so please don’t rush to buy it.
The dry leaf blend is fragrant, but what’s really lovely is the wet mush that’s left in the strainer after steeping—it smells so good, like warm blueberry-lemon muffins just out of the oven. The biggest surprise is the sip: it’s smooth and mellow and bright and energising* and not – at – all – tart! There’s a little less berry in the flavour than in the fragrance, but that could be attributed to the way the ingredients landed after I shook the packet; I may throw a few dried blueberries into the next steep for a stronger berry presence.
52teas recommend having this iced, which is what I shall try next.
*Honestly this is something I always attribute to citrus, true or not. ¯\(ツ)/¯
Flavors: Blueberry, Lemon