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

Boiling 8 min or more 4 g 18 OZ / 532 ML

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2012.10.07: I hear people like to understand other people’s ratings, so here’s a loose guide:

01-29: Dear God, why.
30-49: I’ll finish this cup, I guess, but no more.
50-59: Meh.
60-69: Decent. Maybe I can blend it with something else and make it better.
70-79: Heeey, this is quite good!
80-89: I love it, but I’m not in love with it.
90-100: Permanently resident in my Happy Place.

Update: I have steeped, and it was good. =] Still a tea-ophyte, though.

This is a tea site, so I feel like “well, I’m Indian” should be enough of an introduction. Because, I mean, it’s kind of in my genes, right? But the fact of the matter is that I’m an absolute tea-ophyte.

I’ve just discovered a world beyond Celestial Seasonings. I’ve just discovered “sachets” instead of “normal” tea bags and bought my first loose tea sampler. I don’t get the whole water temperature and steep time thing yet, nor that if I want to get a yixiang tea pot, I’d need one for each type of tea. I have this infuser ball thing, but I haven’t used it yet.

Don’t cringe, but right now I’m still just boiling water and pouring it over a teabag, adding some sugar, and drinking a nice, hot cuppa. I’d like to learn more, I think, and I’d like to train my palate. I figure participating in this community is the best way to do that.

So ya. Hi!


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