Tuesday, June 2, 2015

READER REVIEW: Timothy's Review of Tea-rrific! Lavender's Blueberry

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My first experience with Tea-Rrific was awesome! Their Chamomile flavor was unlike any kind of ice cream I have had before. It was incredibly unique and delicious! I had their 5 other flavors sitting in my freezer and decided to try out the Lavender's Blueberry next. Lavender's Blueberry is described as "Sweet Floral Blend Of Black Tea And Lavender With A Fresh Blueberry Puree". I'm a big fan of blueberries so this one sounded great. Here is how it was..........

I took the lid off the pint and the very first thing I noticed was the color of this ice cream. This color was gray. Not light purple or blueberry tint...this color was gray! I have never seen an ice cream this color before. I took a whiff of it and it smelled like black tea and I caught a little bit of a lavender smell. If you have smelled lavender before, you can recognize it immediately. It's a very distinct smell. I also noticed a ton of little specks in the pint. I couldn't tell if they were tea particles or blueberry particles...looked more like tea grounds. I took a bite and got an interesting flavor. It tasted like a cross between a Speculoos cookie and an oatmeal raisin cookie. It threw me off for a minute. The base was smooth and creamy just like the Chamomile pint. I took a few more bites and noticed the slight lavender aftertaste. It was very floral and pretty refreshing! On a sad note, I almost made it completely through the whole pint before I caught an aftertaste of blueberries. I found that extremely odd. Here we have a blueberry themed ice cream with "blueberry" in the name of the pint, yet the taste of blueberries was hardly anywhere to be found. I could only detect a blueberry aftertaste on two or three bites!

Overall, it was just ok. I just don't see how there wasn't more blueberry flavor in this thing! While not nearly as good as the Chamomile, it still wasn't "bad" per say. If you like the taste of Speculoos type products with a little floral aftertaste, this pint may suit you well.

Where Timothy Found It: www.Tearrificicecream.com
Timothy's Grade: C

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