Hey there Teacups! It’s time for another Let’s Talk Tea post, this time around I’m going to be reviewing Blueberry Thrill a black tea-based blend from the Magic & Science Gals. You’ll recognise their name from a post featuring them last month (if you haven’t read that you can read it here) from that post you will also know that I love the way they work and the sheer amount of creativity that they put into their blends. After trying their I ❤ Pomegranates tisane I simply couldn’t wait to try more of their blends, while the decision of which of their blends to try next was hard I knew that no matter what I chose it was going to be just as amazing as the first one I tried.
Sweet – Herbal – A little bit grassy – Fruity – Light – V Light Malt
Ingredients: Black Tea*, Elderberries*, Licorice*, Lemon Balm*, Sweetened Blueberries* (Organic Blueberries, Organic Cane Sugar), Lavender*, Raisins*, Cornflowers, Hibiscus*, Blueberry Flavour (*Certified Organic):
This blend smells exactly like freshly baked blueberry muffins and I can’t get enough of it as soon as I opened the little caddy it was in I was hit with the delicious aroma that took my excitement level up to around 1000 and my only hope was that this blend would taste as good as it smelt because I’m sick of blends letting me down and falling flat. Having loved the last Magic & Science Gals blend I tried though I knew I was in for something special. The slight grassiness I picked up in the aroma did worry me a little bit as I’m not a huge fan of overly grassy flavours something about them just puts me off and make my taste buds feel funny, knowing that it wasn’t a strong note in the aroma made me worry a little less though.
Tea Tasting Notes
This blend is phenomenal! Remember I told you that the dry leaves smell just like blueberry muffins well it tastes just like blueberry muffins too and none of the grassy & herbal notes from the aroma came through in the taste! (Which is a good thing trust me) The blueberry is the shining star of the blend and while it is a strong top note it doesn’t overpower any other elements at all. I know I’ve said this already, but The Magic & Science gals have such an amazing talent and they know how to put together breathtakingly good blends. It’s naturally quite sweet so I didn’t need to and honey and honestly, I think adding any honey would take something away from the blend. It’s naturally sweetness is just strong enough to let the blueberries, lavender and black tea shine.
What worried me about this blend before I tried it is that it contains liquorice and I’m sure you all know when it comes to liquorice I’m not the biggest fan so I was nervous that it would be really strong and overpower everything but it actually didn’t come through at all until the aftertaste and even then it was only the slightest hint which made all of my worries disappear. Because this blend simply screams blueberry muffins to me I’m for sure going to be baking with it as soon as I get the chance to so make sure you’re follow @thebrewteafulbakery on Instagram to see how they turn out (I have a feeling they are going to be so tasty).
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
If you want to find out more about The Magic & Science Gals and Purchase this blend for yourself, you can do both here. As always Teacups if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them as soon as possible.
Speak to you all soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley