This delectable dessert infusion delivers an arresting yet guilt-free alternative to this always popular confection.
Caffeine Content: Caffeine Free
Ingredients: Organic Rooibos, Organic Honeybush, Organic Blueberries, Organic Cornflowers, Marigolds, Natural Flavors
Leaf Type: Rooibos and Honeybush blend (flavored)
Where to Purchase: Art of Tea
Suggested Brewing Tips:
Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon per 8oz serving
Water Temp: 206°F
Steep Time: 5-7 minutes
Berry season is already coming to an end where I live and since I've been on the road so much the last few months I've completely missed out on making any of the fresh berry summer desserts I tend to enjoy. I thought that perhaps I could fill the void with a dessert tea. It's been quite some time since I've reviewed one, but I have a number in my stash that I hoped might fit my cravings. Since I love blueberries and cheesecake I thought how could I possibly go wrong with Blueberry Cheesecake from Art of Tea? I've enjoyed a number of their teas in the past, but this one ended up being a bit of a miss for me. The flavor wasn't at all what I had anticipated which was a real let-down.
The deep woodsy flavors of the Rooibos and Honeybush ended up dominating this blend. While I've come to appreciate these notes more over the past few years I still tend to prefer blends where they are a bit more subtle. Beyond that there was a tartness to this blend that didn't quite taste like blueberry, but rather a generic tart berry flavor. I was hoping for a a nice balance of sweet and tart from the blueberry, there are a number of teas that fit that bill, but unfortunately this one didn't quite live up to other blueberry flavored teas that I've had. What was missing entirely were the sweet and creamy flavors of cheesecake. Even the addition of some German rock sugar couldn't coax them out, leaving me incredibly disappointed in this blend.
My Rating: 69/100
Would I order this again? No. None of the flavors suggested in the name came across in the final brewed tea.