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Blueberry Earl Grey from Ovation Teas

August21

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Ovation Teas

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Product Description:

Blend of Assam and Ceylon loose leaf black teas with blueberries, orange peel, marigold petals, and cornflowers with blueberry and bergamot flavoring.

Taster’s Review:

Wow!  This is great!

I generally approach variations of Earl Grey with great enthusiasm.  As most of you know, I love Earl Grey, and it’s always exciting to try a “twisted” classic.  Unfortunately, not all variations have been a success with this Earl Grey enthusiast, but I am happy to say that this is definitely a successful change-up for Earl Grey.

The black tea base is a blend of Ceylon and Assam.  It is a strong, lively tasting tea and it is a good, solid background for these flavors.  Because of the Assam, I recommend not steeping this too long.  I steeped for just 2 1/2 minutes and the flavor is perfect.  However, the first time I tried this tea, I steeped it for 3 minutes and it was a little bitter.  So, take care not to oversteep.

The blueberry is prominent in this blend.  At first, it was difficult to taste the bergamot, but as the tea cools slightly the flavor of the bergamot begins to pop.  The combination of the blueberry, orange and bergamot orange is deliciously fruity:  sweet, tart and tangy.  There is just a hint of floral sharpness to the bergamot.

This tea is absolutely delicious when served hot, but I think I actually like it better iced!  This is probably one of the reasons that Ovation Teas has decided to include it in their “Summer Set of Teas!”

Be sure to watch the Daily Gourmet website for a limited-time offer of 50% savings on the Ovation Teas Summer Set of Teas – starting tomorrow!

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Our mutual love for tea and writing about it inspired us to start this blog so that we could better share this love with others.

One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate.  So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.

We try to be as impartial as we can.  We do have our favorites.  We are human.  But we do our very best to be as fair and as honest about a tea as we can be.

You might not agree with my assessment – or with Jennifer’s assessment – of a tea.  But that’s OK… if we all liked the same exact tea – we’d only need ONE kind of tea and … wow… that sounds really boring, indeed!

What a beautiful world it is that we have so many teas to suit so many tea enthusiasts!

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