I got my first shipment of the White Blueberry tea today. I was so excited (my favorite tea and my favorite flavor? What could be better?). When I first looked at the tea, the blueberries were fuzzy. I figured it was probably a normal thing to happen to things in tea (I'd seen a similar thing to a much smaller extent in my White Pear) and it was no problem.
I brewed up a pot in my new Beehouse teapot and had just had two glorious sips when my phone called to tell me a meeting had been rearanged and I was needed.
Three hours later, I came back to my tea.
It was cold, yes, but as soon as I went to drink it I saw a skin the likes of which I'd never seen before. When I stuck my finger in it, it came out covered with a black slimy skin. I know this isn't normal for all tea or all white tea, because I've left tea standing for that time before. When I went to wash it off, it was harder to get off than a week old tea stain. (Yes, I know, I should take better care of my dishes!)
So, moral is -
is this normal?
I don't want to make anymore of the tea until I know for sure. I've never had a problem with adagio tea before, so 'problem' isn't my default assumption, but I can't afford to get sick right now.
Does this happen to you? Any ideas? Any hints on how to make it not happen again?