Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: 52Teas
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Mmm! This iced tea is tasty!
I really like the combination of blueberry and banana. The blueberry is the top note. It is sweet with a pleasant level of tartness – not too sour or tart, I’m not puckering … but there’s just enough tartness to add a little bit of contrast. The banana is more like an undertone. It’s consistently there throughout the sip, from start to finish, but it isn’t a loud or aggressive flavor. Then again, banana isn’t usually a loud or aggressive flavor, is it?
It’s a sweet banana flavor, but I’m not getting the “candy-ish” banana flavor that I often get from the Southern Boy Teas/52Teas banana flavored blends. It tastes sweet but it doesn’t taste like banana runts.
I’m not a big fan of banana runts, so I consider this a good thing. I like the other runts in the package, but I’m always passing the banana runts over to my daughter, who loves them.
The blueberry flavor perks up the blend, adding it’s own “brightness” to the glass. Sweet with just a hint of berry tarty tingle at the finish. Yum!
The black tea is not overwhelmed by these flavors, either. It’s a brisk yet smooth tasting black tea base. The three flavors – black tea, banana and blueberry – work together very well to create a pleasantly sweet, refreshing iced tea. I like this blend. I can see myself getting more of this one in the future.
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!