Thursday, August 29, 2013

Handmade Tea Blueberry Limón

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: small, dark with lots of lemon peels and big, juicy blueberries
Ingredients: black tea, blueberries, lemon peels
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: deep reddish brown

August brought another cocktail inspired blend from +Handmade Tea. I have to confess that I munched on several blueberries while reviewing this tea. They were delicious! The steeped tea was on the mild side since no artificial flavorings were used. Anhui black tea provided an earthy and sweet background that paired perfectly with the blueberries and lemon peels. These are two fruits that I never really thought of putting together but they complimented each other quite well. The finish had a pleasant tartness but I didn't not find it bitter. I enjoyed this blend very much as a hot tea but those flavors really popped when I tried it as an iced tea. Although I was hoping for a bit more blueberry flavor, I can't say that I was disappointed at all. Handmade Tea's blends are always very well balanced and this one was no exception.

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