Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: 52Teas
This week’s tea is a revisiting of our very popular (and just re-blended (again)) Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish, this time with a green tea base. We used premium Young Hyson and Chunmee green teas with freeze-dried blueberries and organic flavors to make this delicious tea.
Learn more about this blend here.
I loved 52Teas’ Black Tea version of Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish tea, so, I was pretty sure I’d also enjoy this version with the green tea base from 52Teas. And I am enjoying it!
The first thing I noticed when I opened the pouch (aside from the delicious aroma of blueberries!) is that there are not as many big, plump, freeze-dried blueberries in my pouch this time around. That was one thing that blew me away about the black tea blend … so many blueberries in the blend. Of course, I realize that the freeze-dried fruit additions to teas like this do relatively little to the flavor of the actual brewed tea, I still found myself missing the blueberries.
But, the blueberry flavor is NOT missing in the tea! This is deliciously blueberry! The blueberry is the very first flavor that I notice when I take a sip, and the blueberry flavor remains throughout the sip and the aftertaste has that tart, tingly berry taste. There is no mistaking the blueberry in this tea.
The green tea base offers a lighter, more refreshing background flavor for this blend. I must admit that it has been a while since I’ve tasted the aforementioned Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish black tea blend, but it was a very memorable tea. The black tea gave the tea a good, robust background … here, I notice that the tea tastes crisp and fresh. This is a better tea for the afternoon … while I think that the black tea would be a good choice for a morning tea because it is a heartier tea.
The flavors of the “pastry” and the cream cheese take a little while to reveal themselves. I’m not sure if this is because my first few sips were when the tea was still quite warm and now the tea has cooled slightly (It’s still hot, but no longer piping hot), or if it’s because the flavors just needed a few sips to develop on my palate. Now that I’ve consumed about 1/3rd of the cup, I can taste a light, buttery pastry and a tangy cream cheese as well as the sweet-tart blueberries.
This is a really tasty dessert tea. I do think I preferred the black tea base over this green tea base, but I am still really enjoying this. It satisfies the sweet tooth, and it’s a lot less caloric and fattening than an actual blueberry cream cheese danish – which I would ordinarily turn away from because I don’t need all that. I like that 52Teas gives us tasty alternatives to the sweets that I crave, and this is definitely a crave-able sort of tea!