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drank Strawberry by Whittard of Chelsea
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Another sampler from the Secret Santa variety sent to me by Alana – thank you! This one has a great fresh strawberry smell to the dry leaf, which also features small bits of dried strawberries. It steeps up dark fairly quickly, so I stopped it at three minutes this first time around. The smell is clearly strawberry without being artificial or cloying – very promising!

Taste is excellent – the fruit flavor is clearly there, not at all fake, and blends nicely with the strong black tea base adding just enough astringency. With half/half and sugar, the astringency is evened out and the strawberry is turned creamier. This is a very nice fruit flavored tea – delivers just as expected.

Being a huge Beatles fan, how could I not think of this song when sipping a strawberry-flavored English tea?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A4r2RU1u3g

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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

YAY!!!! You played along!!!! :)

TeaEqualsBliss

I wish I could find a tea for my fave Beatles Song!!! (I Am The Walrus!) LOL

Angrboda

Oh yes, I remember this one! At the time I decided it was my Perfect Strawberry tea. I don’t think it would be anymore though. :)

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TeaEqualsBliss

YAY!!!! You played along!!!! :)

TeaEqualsBliss

I wish I could find a tea for my fave Beatles Song!!! (I Am The Walrus!) LOL

Angrboda

Oh yes, I remember this one! At the time I decided it was my Perfect Strawberry tea. I don’t think it would be anymore though. :)

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Grandma introduced me to tea as a kid (lipton with milk and sugar; a bit poured into the saucer to cool it down and then sipped from there), and I’ve never looked back. Still have a slight preference for teas that go well with milk (or even better, cream) and sugar, but since Grandma’s day I’ve branched out to appreciate green and white teas, rooibos and pu erh. Absolutely love Mariage Freres!

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