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The Subject: Bingo Blueberry Herbal from The English Tea Store.
Water temperature: 212° F
Steeping time: 5 minutes
Tea type: Not a tea, is an herbal infusion
Scents, flavorings, etc.: blueberry, apple, rose petals, more
Aroma, dry: blueberry mostly
Aroma in the cup, plain: blueberry mostly
Taste, plain: x
Aroma in the cup, enhanced: N/A
Taste, enhanced: N/A
2nd Infusion: Didn’t do
Chilled: Came out a little bitter
This is a mix of fruit and floral. Blueberries, blackcurrants, rose petals, dried apple, and more. Naturally sweet. Slightly lemony (from the apple?). Smooth taste. No bitterness. Way better than fruit drinks. That’s the short and sweet of it. The only issue was the chilled version, which went a bit toward the bitter side. Hubby even said he likes this better than pomegranate teas like Monk’s Blend, which he likes a lot.
Of course, there is no real tea in this. Tea comes from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant and its varietals such as Camellia Sinensis assamica. That’s actually good news to anyone wanting to avoid caffeine. However, if you want the theanine and other beneficial things in real tea, you won’t get them here.
I’ve read online that lots of parents like this herbal for their children. It’s naturally sweet when served warm, has a wonderful blueberry flavor mixed with other fruits and floral aromas and flavors, and no caffeine to set the kids to running around the house like little androids on overdrive.
We deducted a half teapot due to the disappointing taste when chilled.
Disclaimer: This tea was provided by the company named. However, the rating of the tea and any opinions concerning it are always strictly objective.
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