DAVIDsTEA’s Deep Blue Spirulina | Tea Review

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DAVIDsTEA Deep Blue Spirulina spoon

I wanted to start the new year with something bright and pretty! This blend with butterfly pea flower fit the bill!

Description: “A revitalizing blend of pineapple, spirulina, moringa and colour changing butterfly pea.”

Instructions: 1-2 Perfect Spoonfuls of tea | 475 ml (16 oz) of 90/195water for hot tea or 295 ml (10 oz) for iced | Steep for 3-5 minutes

Review: I am always a fan of the blue colour that butterfly pea flowers add to the liquor after the infusion, so I knew that I had to pick this one up! I also enjoy adding a splash of lemon to change the colour.

The dry blend had a teal tinge and pretty petals. It also had a lemony and very strong tropical smell. Once infused, the liquor was more of a deep indigo colour than a blue colour. It smelled like a mix of herbal and floral, as did the wet infusion.

When the liquor was hot, it was very difficult to discern anything past a vague “lemony” taste. Once cooled, I was able to pick up some sweet berry notes, as well as lemon and tart undertones. The final notes were more floral. I was actually surprised because I had expected a more tropical taste!

DAVIDsTEA Deep Blue Spirulina comparison

To make the liquor change colour, I gave it a good dose of lemon juice, which turned the liquor into a nice bright magenta colour. I find that there is a delicate balance between making the liquor change colour and adding too much lemon juice. To make it this colour, it made the liquor rather sour.

Overall, I liked the blend and its colour changing properties. I can see some people may see this blend leaning a bit tart. The liquor can become overly sour with the addition of lemon juice. I personally enjoyed the blend better without the lemon (3/5 rating).

  • Type: White tea
  • Origin: Unknown
  • Caffeine: Low
  • Ingredients: Pineapple (pineapple, sugar), apple, mango (mango, sugar), white tea, coconut, lemon verbena, liquorice root, melon (melon, sucrose, citric acid), moringa, spirulina, butterfly pea flowers, natural flavouring
  • Other: Kosher
  • Company: DAVIDsTEA

The question of the post: Do you like butterfly pea?

If you want to read more about butterfly pea flowers, check out my review of Pluck’s Verbena Blues (and see it in action) or my Berry and Butterfly Ice Tea Recipe (at the bottom of the post)!

Lastly, this year I will take part in Lu Ann (The Cup of Life)’s #drinkwhatyouown challenge, so my goal is to not purchase new tea (aside from a few small exceptions). Wish me luck!

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