I tasted this as part of the DAVIDsTEA Advent Calendar 2021 – Day 5. I lost track of the time and oversteeped. Even so, I enjoyed the Oolong with cooked berry flavor. I don’t care for stevia so it was good but not great.
Flavors: Fruity, Jam, Sweet
“I tasted this as part of the DAVIDsTEA Advent Calendar 2021 – Day 5. I lost track of the time and oversteeped. Even so, I enjoyed the Oolong with cooked berry flavor. I don’t care for stevia so...” Read full tasting note
“DAVIDsTEA Advent Calendar 2021 – Day 5 Ooh, this sounds interesting. It’s a blueberry oolong, but looking at the amount of stuff in the leaf, I doubt the oolong will contribute much… :P It...” Read full tasting note
“Another good find from the David’s Tea subscription box. Normally have a hard time with iced teas because they are all non-caffeinated but finding this one makes me happy. The flavor is just a...” Read full tasting note
“Revisited this tea hot and bumped my score down a bit because I couldn’t tell you the difference between this one and white cranberry bark (other than just a touch less sweet). I don’t notice...” Read full tasting note
Rich oolong base with tart blueberry & deep elderberry and a sweet floral finish that lingers.
A whimsical & vibrant blend of blueberry, elderberry, pea flowers, pomegranate blossoms & sweet floral violets, resulting in a mix of sweet and tart notes.
What makes it great
• Made with freshly picked blueberries, elderberries & violet blossoms
• Flavours really pop over ice
• Aroma is reminiscent of dewy blueberry fields
Apple (apple, citric acid), Oolong tea, Hibiscus blossoms, Bean peels, Natural (blueberry, pomegranate) flavouring, Blueberry leaves, Elderberries, Violet blossoms, Butterfly pea flowers, Cornflower, Blueberries, Pomegranate blossoms, Stevia extract.
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DAVIDsTEA Advent Calendar 2021 – Day 5
Ooh, this sounds interesting. It’s a blueberry oolong, but looking at the amount of stuff in the leaf, I doubt the oolong will contribute much… :P
It steeped up a very dark, intense purply red from the hibiscus, and I suppose the pea flower to some extent. It has a somewhat generic dark fruity flavor, I do taste some blueberry but it’s mostly a sort of sweet-tart mixed berry jam. But there’s a very noticeable mustiness here for me, probably from the butterfly pea flower and/or the stevia. It intensifies a bit in the aftertaste as well.
It’s not bad, but that mustiness really affects my enjoyment of it. I’m also not generally a fruit tisane person, so this isn’t a tea I would purchase for myself anyway. But I enjoyed trying it, and I like seeing some out-of-season type blends in advents to mix it up.
Flavors: Berry, Blueberry, Fruity, Hibiscus, Jam, Musty, Red Fruits, Stevia, Sweet, Tart
Revisited this tea hot and bumped my score down a bit because I couldn’t tell you the difference between this one and white cranberry bark (other than just a touch less sweet). I don’t notice blueberry in particular, which is okay since it’s one of my least favorite fruits, but if my earlier tasting note is any indication this is better iced.
DAVIDsTEA advent, day 5
I ADORE this tea and was holding off on finishing the package. It was a gift from a Canadian friend. I never would have purchased this because I’ve had bad experiences with Blueberry flavored teas in the past. Now that I’ve seen other notes about drinking it cold, I will be sure to pick up some more on my next buying spree.
The blueberry flavor really comes through without being too overpowering. It reminds me of wild blueberry picking in the sunshine.
Talking with a sipdown group on Instagram inspired me to cold brew a tea. Someone suggested an oolong and this tea came to mind. It was a good suggestion because this is a really nice cold brew. I am getting a heavy sweetness, like a combination of fresh pomegranate and blueberry candy. It’s almost syrupy in how sweet it is but by no means thick which keeps it from being cloying. Thank you Roswell Strange for sharing this with me!
Last one from the collection!
This is probably one of my favourite tea names in a while, excluding the teas that I’ve named recently (because of course I’m biased about that). I think it’s fun and quirky in that almost “old school” DT kind of way, but also really captures the overall “vibe” of the blend to me!
Y’all know that I have a major soft spot for DT’s Blueberry Blends so is it a surprise at all that this is one of my favourites from the collection!? I doubt it. Probably my second favourite, but it’s so close with Peach Zing in my opinion. What might surprise you, though, is that I didn’t originally like it – but it grew on me a lot over the last year or so of waiting for it to release…
For people looking for other DT blends to compare this to, the ones that I would probably say are closest (for different reasons) are Pomegrateful, Cherry Lucuma, and Blueberry Muffin. I see elements of each of those blends in this one. The blueberry and the pomegranate flavours in this tea are pretty equal in terms of taste to me, and that might be why I didn’t love it at first – I have a hit or miss relationship with pomegranate flavours despite a deep love of blueberry teas. I think that DT’s pomegranate often just tastes like sweet red fruit and not actual pomegranate – that’s sort of where I land with Pomegrateful. I know so many people enjoy that tea and I don’t dislike it but I find it a little boring. That’s kind of how I felt about this one at first.
However, the unique combination of that distinct blueberry and red fruit/pomegranate note kind of grew on me in a sneaky sort of way and one of the things I like a lot about it now is that it’s refreshing and while it has elements of sweetness and tartness it’s not overly either of those things – instead, it’s quite refreshing. The other thing I love about this is the floral undertone, which suits the oolong base really well too (which has a slight woody note). It’s not overly floral like the other “Fruity & Floral” oolong tea from recent memory (Grapefruit Rose Starburst) but that sweet kind of violet note does still come through and as far as I’m aware it’s the first violet tea from DT. I’ve explored violet teas off and on for over a year now from other companies and I’m thrilled that DT has one now too – violets are such a delicious note in tea, and really unique from the other florals that have been explored. Even if you don’t think you like floral tea, I would really encourage you to try and sample this blend if you get a chance because it’s refreshingly different from other floral teas!
There are currently no primarily fruity oolong teas in the DT core collection, and I personally think this would make a really good addition to the assortment so I’m very much crossing my fingers that people are intrigued enough by it to purchase it and that they then love it.
Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts and feelings regarding the teas, and not the company’s.