Day 24 of Plum Deluxe’s Tea Advent Calendar- Spoilers

Day 24. . .we are almost there to the end and I have to say, this has been a tea adventure for sure. Today’s tea had me giddy as soon as I saw the title. . . Snow Covered Blueberry White Tea! Squee!! I am not a black tea girl at heart and a good chunk of the teas in this advent calendar have been black tea based. So I’m beyond excited with the idea of this white tea.

White Tea, blueberries, and peppermint are not a flavor combo I’ve had before but I’m happy to give this tea a try. I prep my water up to the recommended 175F and allow the tea to brew for 4 minutes and cool for 2 more. Take my first sip and I am delighted.

Blueberries, white tea, and peppermint are all present flavors and not one flavor is more prominent than the other.  I will say that I wish the peppermint flavor was a bit more highlighted just to elevate this tea a bit more on the festive level, but that is just me. Beyond that wish, this tea is delightful.  The flavors are more on the lighter side so I can’t say that it wowed me away, but it definitely is a solid cuppa and one I won’t have a problem having another serving of.  Just a delightful ditty to enjoy on this cold blustery afternoon.

I can see this blend being a great one to share with friends and families that may not necessarily be tea drinkers because it does have a lighter touch. A great tea to have on hand when you are looking for a lighter tea to carry you away!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Plum Deluxe
Description

This tea is part of the tea advent calendar offered by Plum Deluxe.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Lilith’s Fabulous Tea from 52Teas

LilithsFabulousTeaReviewTea Information:

Leaf Type:  White Tea

Where to Buy: 52Teas

Tea Description:

Since it’s the week of my youngest daughter’s birthday, I decided I should create a tea inspired by her.  Two of her favorite fruit flavors (especially fruit tea flavors) are Lemon and Blueberry.  And she has felt a special love for cotton candy ever since she portrayed “cotton candy” in her ballet company’s rendition of Hansel & Gretel.  So I put those three flavors together with her favorite tea base – white tea – and came up with this “fabulous” blend.

Now, lemon, blueberry and cotton candy may seem a little weird, but, it actually tastes quite FABULOUS!

Learn more about this tea here.

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Taster’s Review:

This tea from the start was absolutely gorgeous! I adored the huge chunks of fruit and the gorgeous presentation of the tea overall.  The pops of color really gave this tea a vibrant overall take.  Just lovely!

Brewed this up at work and was excited to treat myself to a tea that had any kind of connection to cotton candy. I mean c’mon. Cotton Candy is amazing! With that in mind, I couldn’t wait for this tea to finish steeping so I could take my first taste.

Took my first sip and I was sad to say that I didn’t get bulled over and wowed with lemon or blueberry flavors.  They were present and delicious but it was like something was missing. So I cold brewed this tea.

Cold brewing sometimes can really pull out flavors that you would never expect from a tea. I cold brewed this tea overnight and my goodness, this tea was simply one of the best cold brewed teas I have ever have.  Delicious all the way around. Beautiful lemon notes with a vibrant blueberry undertone.  The white tea base laid a nice groundwork of subtly sweet and lightly floral like notes.  Heaven in a glass.  I added in some fresh lemon slices and a few blueberries . . . can’t get much better than that.  It looks like there is still some of this sweet lovin’ tea on the site . . . If you want some of this amazing lemon blueberry white tea. . .you should probably check it out soon before I do!