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Sweet Strawberry

Fruity heaven, here I come.

The details:

Type: White

Bought at: David’s Tea

Description: There are hundreds of reasons to love strawberries but our favourite comes from Bavaria.  Every spring, they tie small baskets of strawberries to the horns of their cattle to attract berry-loving elves.  Legend has it, with the elves on your side you’re sure to have an abundant year.  So when you enjoy a pot of this sweet, berry-laced tea, try leaving a cup on your doorstep.  You never know what your neighbourhood elves will leave in return.

What I think:

This dry tea smells incredible.  Super sweet, just like strawberry juice.  Despite having rosehips and strawberries in the mix, the dry tea is very lightweight so you can get a couple of cups out of as little as 15 grams.  The tea steeps to a light pink colour, and is still exceptionally sweet-smelling.

At first sip, I’m a little unimpressed.  It tastes a little tart, a little sweet, but there’s no notable strawberry-like flavour.  The tea is unfortunately bland, so I’ll add sugar to see if it improves the situation… The tea’s still a touch tart, (obviously) a little sweeter, but is still lacking that true strawberry flavour.

This tea smells incredible but unfortunately doesn’t deliver on taste.  It tastes a little watered-down, and even with the addition of sugar, doesn’t taste much like strawberry.

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Love Tea #7

Strawberries and chocolate and roses, oh my!

The details:

Type: Black

Bought at: David’s Tea

Description: One sip of #7 and you’ll find yourself head over heels.  Mysteriously changed.  Magically happy.  Walking on air.  How does it work?  Frankly, we don’t know.  Our blender came up with it and then just ran off with the girl of his dreams.  Maybe it’s the chocolate bits that lower your inhibitions.  Or the seductive strawberries.  Or the romantic rose petals.  Either way, this black tea is seriously lucky.

What I think:

Well hello there.  This might just be the best smelling tea in the world.  Smells exactly like you’d think it would – loads of natural strawberry with hints of roses and chocolate.  I spy a couple of chocolate chips and rose petals in the mix, but it looks like a pretty standard black tea at first glance.

Steeped, this tea smells the way the ideal Valentine’s day should smell: heavy on chocolate and roses.  A lighter scent than the dry tea, but still spectacular.  I’m considering hanging tea bags full of this stuff in my room, seriously.  But I digress, my first sip is earthy and a little bitter (maybe I oversteeped?).  The aftertaste is subtly sweet and chocolaty.  I’ve become a sucker for milk in my blacks, so let’s try that out…  I think this is the first time milk didn’t do too well in a black – I don’t suggest it with this one.  Once I added the milk, the tea seemed to lose its sweetness and I was just left with a woody taste.  But a bit of sugar seems to bring the strawberry back to the forefront, so not all is lost.

This tea smells incredible.  Like I mentioned, maybe the best smelling tea I’ve ever tried.  It tastes pretty lovely straight, but seems to lose its appeal with milk.  It’s a little sweet naturally so I’d suggest you be careful when adding sweetener to it!  Overall, a pretty good tea.  Just maybe don’t steep it for the full five minutes.

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