Hey there Teacups. Happy Matcha Monday! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea / Matcha Monday post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing Tipson Tea’s – Matcha Blueberry. If you’ve been reading my blog the last few months you’ll know that I’ve tried a few teas so far from Tipson and sadly so far I’ve only really enjoyed one of them so I was hoping going into this tasting session that their blueberry matcha would be another one I would enjoy and that unlike the other ones I’ve tried this one wouldn’t have been a little lack lustre and I was hoping for a little bit better from this one. The base that Tipson use for their teas is quite light so I knew what to expect from that but I was hoping that the blueberry element would surprise me. But sadly that wasn’t the case…Here’s what Tipson Tea have to say about this tea over on their website: ”A refreshing take on a traditional delight, Tipson’s Organic Matcha tea with natural Blueberry is a delicious beverage ideal to be enjoyed at any time of day. Packed with anti-oxidants, minerals, EGCG and vitamins, this high quality Organic Matcha green tea a delicious super food right to your tea cup.”
Ingredients: Organic Matcha with organic green tea and natural flavour blueberry.
Tea Tasting Notes
I’ve never been a massive fan of many Blueberry teas because they are very hard to get right so I was a bit hesitant when it came to doing a tasting session with this tea! Especially because the last few teas like this one that I’ve tried from Tipson haven’t been my cup of tea (pardon the pun). Aroma wise when I opened the envelope I was hit with quite a strong artificial Blueberry note which I wasn’t expecting as most of the teas like this I’ve tried have been quite subtle in aroma. I was hoping that this might have been the exception when it came to this line of teas and that this one would have some oomph to it but sadly that wasn’t the case.
Just like the others the Tencha base is light and smooth but lacks the strength and delicious vegetal/grassy notes that I am used to when it comes to green tea. The blueberry even though it had been quite strong in the aroma was incredibly light and very much a background note. I’ll be honest aside from the Chai one I’ve been a bit disappointed with this line of teas. The fruit notes are lack lustre and they could do with doing some work on that element as well as finding a green tea that has much more depth to it.In terms of recommendation if you are going to try this tea I wouldn’t recommend adding in any milk or honey. Because like I’ve said everything about this tea is very light and subtle and milk or honey would overpower it all. To me these would be good for someone who is completely new to green tea and hasn’t branched out into loose leaf yet. Because they are so subtle they would be an easy way to familiarise yourself with green tea flavours slowly. I’lldefinitely revisit this at some point and try this iced because something tells me it would probably be much nicer iced than it is hot and maybe that blueberry flavour might come through a little bit more as well.
Overall Teacup Rating: 2/5
If you want to find out more about Tipson & purchase some of this tea for yourself you can do both here (for the UK) and here (For the US). As always 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 all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley
*The tea featured in this post was gifted to me for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own and have not been paid for*