Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing Craft Tea Co’s – Blue Lagoon Tisane. As you all know I’ve made it my aim to try and feature as many Teas and Tisanes that are perfect for cold brewing throughout this summer and will be continuing to so right up until Autumn / Fall. Since The Craft Tea Co sent me a package of their Teas and Tisanes to try I’ve been so eager to try this one and honestly I’m surprised I managed to wait this long and not taste it as soon as it got here.
Here’s what The Craft Tea Co have to say about this Tisanes over on their website: “Inspired by the classic 1970’s summer cocktail, Blue Lagoon is a deliciously tangy and refreshingly different, caffeine free infusion. Butterfly Pea Flowers turn the water a beautiful shade of blue, and try adding a squeeze of lemon to watch it magically turn a fabulous pink!”
Ingredients: Lemongrass, Orange Peel, Orange Slices, Coconut Chips, Butterfly Pea Flowers, Orange Flowers
Tea Tasting Notes
For this tasting session I tried this tisane three ways: on it’s own hot, on it’s own iced and then iced with lemon juice. Though I would never normally try blends like this hot and I know there is definitely a few of you that don’t mind them hot so I though it push myself out of a comfort zone and try it this way so I could give you all a full rounded review. I’ll be honest in saying the hot cup wasn’t for me and that’s not the blends fault, the blend is delicious but there just something about this citrus filled almost tropical flavour profile that doesn’t work hot for me and that completely down to personal taste.
If you are able to enjoy citrusy / tropical flavour profiles hot then I have no doubt you would thoroughly enjoy a hot cup of this blend. For me since this is a cocktail inspired blend it’s just made to be enjoyed either iced or cold brewed and that is the way I personally enjoyed this the most.
The citrus elements of this blend are by far the stand outs, lemongrass provides a nice strong lemon note without being too sharp and the orange is also much more prominent than I expected it to be. Both of course pair beautifully together and neither are too strong and overwhelming. Then, the coconut chips bring in a tropical hint and a nice subtle creaminess that balanced the blend out really well. The butterfly pea flower doesn’t really add anything flavour wise but it does make this tisanes brew up a beautiful blue. This sounds like quite a simple tisane when you read it’s ingredients but it works and it’s delicious. Sometimes simple really is best isn’t it.
Normally the use of butterfly pea flower in tisanes leads to poorly blended tisanes focused completely around the novelty of the butterfly pea flower and not the taste. Luckily that wasn’t the case with this blend and even if it hadn’t had it in I still would have loved this blend. The beautiful colour changing effect it has is just an added bonus.
Adding in a little lemon juice not only makes that lemon note a little stronger and give it a bit of a tang but it also turns is a beautiful purple colour. I think going forward I’ll have this one over ice with a little lemon juice. I also think it would be really nice with a little coconut water or coconut flavoured sparkling water so amplify that coconut element that was a little in the background, I’m a huge lover of coconut so I always want it to be strong in blends like this. Out of the two tisanes from the cocktail collection I’ve now tried as much as I loved the pink lemonade I think this is definitely my favourite. As long as Craft Tea Co continue to stock this it will be one I repurchase especially around summer.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
If you want to find out more about The Craft Tea Co and purchase some of this tisane to try yourself, you can do both here. 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 do my best to answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley
*The tisane 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*