Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing Twist Teas – Apple & Blueberry Tisane. This is another blend from their Cold Brew collection that they very kindly sent me to review. I’ve been looking forward to trying this one since the package they sent arrived on my door step because it smells exactly like Blueberry Muffins and I was so intrigued as to whether or not it would taste the same.
I’ve tried a number of fruit tisanes over the last few years but I honestly don’t think I have ever had one that combined Apple and Blueberry and had them be the main focus in terms of ingredients. So I was really excited to experience something new in the tasting session as that doesn’t happen too often these days for me.
Here’s what Twist Teas themselves have to say about this Tisane over on their website: “A mouth-watering infusion of the juiciest fruit and whole berries. Made with the juiciest fruit and whole berries, this Cold Brew is a mouth-wateringly good, caffeine-free drink with no added sugar or artificial sweeteners. This delicious infusion is loved by children as a warming bedtime drink.”
Hibiscus, Apple Pieces, (30%) Rosehip, Freeze-Dried Blueberries (8%), Elderberries, Cornflowers, Orange Peel, Natural Flavouring
Tisane Tasting Notes
For this tasting session, since this blend has hibiscus in it I only tired it cold brewed overnight on it’s own. Normally I would also try a tisane like this iced with sweetener but after enjoying the first cup I had of this so much I felt there was no need to try it with sweetener as it really doesn’t need it. When I first smelt this blend I thought it smelt just like Blueberry Muffins and I really hoped it would taste like them as well and thankfully it does! I was worried the hibiscus would take over everything but honestly you can hardly taste it at all which I was very happy about. The blueberries are the star of the show in this blend, the apple is of course present but instead of providing an overall apple flavour it instead adds a nice crispness and naturally sweetness to this blend which completely eliminated the sharp tartness of the hibiscus which I was so happy about and it took away the need to add any honey to this as well which was an added bonus.
The elderberries and rosehips I can’t say made a difference taste wise in this to be honest I couldn’t pick them out at all and I think had they not been in there at all there would have been no difference in this way this tastes cold brewed. I don’t know if that might change when it’s steeped hot but with this blend having hibiscus in it I wasn’t going to waste what I had on making a cup of this hot that I wouldn’t have enjoyed at all. The orange peel added an ever so slight citrus note in the aftertaste but not much more, again though that might be a bit more prominent if steeped hot. This reminds me of two thing taste wise overall the first being as I have previously said Blueberry Muffins and the other is strawberry and blackcurrant Fruit Winders after you mix the two together which I used to do all the time when I had them in my packed lunch as a kid. I know neither of those flavours are in this blend but it just tastes so much like the mix of the two and I can’t explain it.
This is definitely a tisane I would purchase again as I love the way it taste despite the hibiscus being present. It’s one of the only tisanes with blueberry in I’ve had that has actually tasted like blueberry and not been overly artificial. It’s slightly drying towards the end of each cup but for the most part it’s enjoyable and a delicious treat on a warm day. If you’re a lover of blueberries alone or just Blueberry Muffins I highly recommend you give this a try no matter the time of the year because I’m sure you’ll love it.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
If you want to find out more about Twist Tea 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