Featured Reblend for October 2020: Boo-Berry Cotton Candy Green Tea v.2!
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Boo-Berry Cotton Candy Green Tea v.2!
Our Featured Reblend for our Trick or Treat Theme for October 2020!
Tea Description: This blend is one that got quite a few votes for our most recent 12 Teas of Christmas poll - so I decided to reblend it for our Halloween/Trick or Treat theme for this month. It seemed appropriate, right?
This is a v.2 because the base tea is a little different. In the original (Frank's) version, he used a blend of Gunpowder & Young Hyson green teas. I didn't have any Young Hyson in stock, so instead, I used my tea blend of organic Gunpowder & Chun Mee green teas instead. I also added cornflower blossoms for a little bit of color.
Even with this change, I find the flavor here to be quite similar to what I remember from the original blend. Granted, it's been a while since I had Frank's original version of this tea, but what I remember is that I tasted Blueberry & Cotton Candy notes & that's just what I'm getting here.
Frank's original description went like this:
Just in time for Halloween! We’ve blended Young Hyson and Gunpowder green teas, freeze-dried blueberries and organic flavors to create the most amazing blueberry cotton candy flavored green tea EVER. I will NOT be able to reblend this one right now, as this used up the last of my green teas for the moment, so don’t miss out!
As I said, this blend varies slightly because of the base difference, but if you liked that blend, I think you'll also enjoy this one. It's organic, VEGAN, gluten-free & allergen-free! (It's also super tasty!)
organic ingredients: green teas, blueberries, cornflower petals & natural flavors
So yummy! When I sip on this, I'm reminded of one of my favorite television characters of all time: Walter Bishop - because not only did he like strawberry milkshakes, he also liked cotton candy & he requested "Blue! Not pink!" So as I sip on this, I hear his voice saying, "Blue! Not Pink!" & I can't help but smile.
This blend also reminds me very much of the original blend. As I mentioned above, the blend differs slightly - the base is slightly different, but the flavors of blueberry & cotton candy are there. It's really good served hot & I even made some for iced tea & it's really tasty that way too.
to brew: give the pouch a gentle shake to make sure that you're getting a few blueberries along with the tea. use 2 1/2 grams of tea & fruit to 12 ounces of very hot water (175°F) & steep for 2 minutes. strain & allow to cool for at least 5 minutes. enjoy!
This has a natural sweetness to it, but since it is a 'cotton candy' flavored tea, you might want to add a wee bit of sugar to enhance the overall sugar floss flavor to it. I used a little less than a 1/2 teaspoon for a 12 ounce cuppa & it yielded a perfect flavor.