A few weeks ago, I tasted one of Thésaurus Tea blends and when I saw the description on this one, I had to try it as well!
Description: “A smooth and velvety white tea is blended with juicy blackberries and sour lemons.”
Instructions: 1 tps | 8 oz | 80°C/176°F | 3-5 minutes
Review: This tea blend was a part of Amoda Tea’s 2022 August subscription box. The blend was named after Uma Gahd, in honour of Thésaurus Tea’s favourite Canadian Drag Queen! The dry blend had a floral, berry, and herbaceous smell. It looked like a spring garden with the scattering of flower petals and small berries against the white tea buds and leaves.
Once the water hit the dry blend, there was a lemon/citrusy, berry, and hay smell in the air. The liquor started as reddish-purple colour which gradually became a blue/indigo colour. It tasted juicy, fruity, lemon/citrus, and floral which reminded me of a berry jam. Since the description mention that the blend could be iced, I put the steeped blend into the fridge overnight. When cooled, the blend had more of an emphasis on fruity and floral notes. The wet blend smelled like the dry blend – floral and fruity.
Overall, the range of flavours was fun and I tasted what was noted in the description, I enjoyed watching the liquor transform in colour and how vibrant the colour was. The final purple/indigo colour did seem to be largely dependent on how many blue pea flowers or berries were in the spoonful of tea. So, it was a surprise every cup! This would be a nice blend for someone who is into citrus, floral, or berry blends or like brightly coloured liquors (3.5/5 rating).
The question of the post: Do you like butterfly pea flowers?
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