When I buy teas flavoured like baked goods, I’m never quite sure how it’ll manage to do that. Afterall, baked goods use so many different ingredients. With this Lipton Blueberry Muffin Tea, though, the flavour comes through both your senses of taste and smell.
Steeped for one minute in 200 ml of near boiling water, the tea smells like a good blueberry muffin right down to the fruity sweet and buttery cake crumbs. But no one likes to drink a buttery tea, so the taste of the tea has no hint of the buttery muffin, but just the fruity berry notes. The sweet full bodied flavour of the black tea adds a pleasantly sweet complexity to the blueberry flavour that lingers as an aftertaste.
While some teas are refreshing and thirst-quenching — something you want to drink quickly — this Blueberry Muffin Tea is something to be savoured slowly to appreciate its complexity.
This box of Lipton Blueberry Muffin Tea contained 20 tea bags. The tea originated in Kenya and Indonesia and was purchased in Kobe, Japan in 2015.