Blueberry White Tea from Simple Loose Leaf

Blueberry-WhiteTea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy:  Simple Loose Leaf

Tea Description:

Our delicate Shou Mei White Tea is infused with a playful explosion of blueberries, cornflowers and blueberry flavor. The naturally floral white tea leaves fuse harmoniously with their fruity additions. Enjoy this tea any time you feel like a treat, hot or iced.

Shou Mei White Tea, Blueberries, Cornflowers, Blueberry Flavor

Learn more about this tea here.

Learn more about Simple Loose Leaf’s Selection Club subscription program here.

Taster’s Review:

I’ve tried quite a few blueberry flavored teas during my time as a tea reviewer, and just like any other flavor, some blueberry teas are better than others.  This one is definitely one of the better ones that I’ve tried.  The blueberry is strong and exceptionally well-defined.  Put simply, it tastes like BLUEBERRY!

The dry leaf is deliciously fragrant, smelling of sweet berries.  The leaves are dark and brown and they look like most of the Shou Mei teas that I’ve seen.  There are flecks of blue among the leaves:  cornflowers.  I see some blueberries, but there are not a lot of blueberries in this, but that’s OK.

When it comes to flavored teas, its not the fruit additions that make the tea taste like the fruit flavor, it’s the flavoring oil.  So it’s important that when selecting the flavoring oil that a very high quality flavoring oil is chosen.  A low quality oil can result in a flavor that tastes fake, chemical-y, or have very little taste that resembles the desired flavor.

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Blueberries! Photo from Wikipedia. Click on the pic to go there.

Fortunately, this Blueberry White Tea from Simple Loose Leaf has been crafted using a high quality oil – as evidenced in the flavor that I’m tasting.  I taste blueberry.  I don’t taste chemicals.  I don’t taste a fake blueberry or even an overly-candied blueberry taste.  I taste an authentic, true-to-the-fruit, abundantly fruity blueberry flavor!

The flavor is sweet with that familiar tingly berry tart note toward the finish.  Yum!  As I said, this is one of the better blueberry flavored teas I’ve come across in some time.  I love that the blueberry flavor is unmistakable … I like that I can easily identify that this tastes like blueberry.  I like that it’s sweet and juicy and refreshing.  It’s very summertime!

Incidentally, this makes a stunning iced tea!

The Shou Mei base needs to be credited for the flavor as much as the blueberry flavoring, because the crisp flavor of the Shou Mei doesn’t attempt to impede the delivery of bright blueberry flavor to the palate.  It is content to let the blueberry do its thing, but at the same time, it doesn’t allow itself to be overpowered by the flavoring.  There is a good balance here of earthy, sweet notes of Chinese white tea and juicy blueberry flavor.

A VERY good tea.  This is the first that I’ve tried from the August Selection Club box, and we’re off to a really great start!  I’m looking forward to the next one!

I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I want to let you know that you can save 25% off when you sign up for the Selection Club from Simple Loose Leaf.  Just use the coupon code SISTERSELECTION25 for that savings when you subscribe.  This discount is applicable only to the monthly Selection Club subscription and not the retail selection of teas.

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