Tea review: English Tea Shop White Tea Blueberry & Elderflower

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Here I am, sitting in a hammock with some tea, getting in touch with nature πŸ™‚

In case you missed it, I recently went camping in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, west of St. Ignace near Moran. There’s something wonderful about spending time in nature, listening to the sounds of birds and animals, sleeping under the stars, and taking time to reflect and unplug while away from the everyday. One thing I didn’t leave behind, however, was tea! In this post I’m reviewing English Tea Shop Organic White Tea Blueberry & Elderflower.

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Before I get into this review, can we take a moment to appreciate this beautiful metal mug? I talked about it in a haul last month, but when I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for camping. I also love the painted birds on it. Just a great find from Homegoods!

White tea, as you may or may not already know, is not the most caffeinated. It falls closer to the level of green tea, so drinking it later in the day won’t mean you’ll have issues falling asleep. I love blueberry teas, and the idea of combining a fruit and floral is always something I’m down to try.

This tea comes in pyramid infusers, which are a personal favorite of mine! I didn’t take any photos of the tea itself but if you aren’t familiar with this type of tea bag, it’s triangular shaped, and does a pretty thorough steeping.

IMG_9360What’s in it:Β Organic white tea, organic lemongrass, organic elderflower and organic blueberry pieces with natural blueberry flavor.

Aside from the tea itself, I love the English Tea Shop packaging! it’s really cute and has a great design.

This blend of tea is becoming one of my new favorites. Blueberry definitely stands out the most both aromatically and in the taste of this tea, but the elderflower blends nicely, all coming together with the slight earthiness of the soft white tea. This tea is calming, and definitely not overpowering. If you’re a fan of blueberry and floral flavors, you’ll love this blend. It’s also wonderful iced, but I prefer it hot, and that’s how I enjoyed it in the woods. While it’s been really warm in the Chicago area, up in Northern Michigan there were a lot of chilly evenings, so it was nice to have the tea to keep warm!

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