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Blueberry Wild Child Fruit Tisane from Tiesta Tea

February22

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Tisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Fruit Tisane

Where to buy:  Tiesta Tea

Tisane Description:

The popular pomegranate superfruit demonstrates its best attributes in a tag-team duo with the fruity blueberry. This delicate twosome will invigorate your taste buds with a very fruity taste experience with extraordinary eye appeal with its robe of royal blue cornflowers, blue mallow blossoms, hibiscus, and elderberries.

Learn more about this tisane here.

Taster’s Review:

I am usually fearful of tisanes with hibiscus in them, mostly because too often, the hibiscus is overdone and the result (especially if oversteeped!) is a thick, syrup-y, overly tart tasting tisane that is really off-putting to me.  Fortunately, that didn’t happen with this Blueberry Wild Child Fruit Tisane from Tiesta Tea.

I brewed this in just under boiling water (195°F) for six minutes.  I found that this produced a really delightful cup of naturally caffeine free tisane that is sweet, fruity and not too hibiscus-y!

Sure, I taste the hibiscus, but, it melds nicely with the blueberry and does not overpower the cup.  This tisane is not syrupy, unpleasantly thick or tart. It is just right!  It is a little bit tart, a little bit sweet, and a whole lot of flavorful!  The body is what I’d categorize as medium to full … it is substantial without being thick and syrupy.

What I taste, primarily, is blueberry!  I also taste hints of pomegranate, hibiscus and even a wine-like note that I attribute to the elderberry.  The apple is barely noticeable, but, I think it adds a pleasant sweetness to the cup that it really needs given the tart berries (not to mention the hibiscus) in this blend.

Overall, a very enjoyable cup.  Something I didn’t expect to like, but I really do!  For something a little different, try adding some bits of cinnamon stick to the tisane before brewing – it gives it a really nice touch of spice!

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