Category: Green
Tea Company: Blue Q (website)
Ingredients: Organic oolong tea, organic safflower, organic flavorings
Vendor Suggested Preparation: Water just short of boiling, 2-4 minutes

The chief thing Blue Q’s line of tea has going for it is the cute and clever packaging: in this case “ooo-long” is punctuated by a retro Daschund and a pink box that reminds me of a 1960′s Dippity-Doo ad. Then again, Blue Q is not exactly a tea specialist—their site has all kinds of gifts, gags, and goodies as well as a really fun “About Us” page.

With that said, Today’s Special Oolong Plum is not quite as appealing as the box, but not an unpleasant cuppa, either. Following packaging directions, you’ll get a golden-colored liquid with a very pleasant floral smell. Flavor is plum-flowery rather than plum-fruity, and leaves a bit of a Juicy Fruit aftertaste. If you’re looking for any oolong personality, it’s overpowered by the plum blossom thing. Do be careful not to oversteep; it goes bitter pretty easily.

This wouldn’t be one you’d choose to impress a hard-core tea-ophile, but if you’re looking for a fun gift for a casual tea drinker or a surprise for a little girls’ tea party, Blue Q’s pretty-in-pink box of bagged tea will be just fine.

You can purchase the Today directly from the Blue Q website.

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