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drank Strawberry Ginger by DAVIDsTEA
470 tasting notes

I got a cute little sample packet of this from Kittenna. I love how DAVIDs packages their samples, they’re adorable and perfect for taking around in your purse or bag. I brought this one up with me since I didn’t want to be without my daily morning cold brew, and it seems like it’d be good iced. I don’t really like strawberry teas hot (Lady Londonderry being the delicious exception).

I think I steeped this a little under 12 hours, I tend to get up earlier when I am away from home. It’s a lovely color, pale strawberry pink. The hibiscus is nonexistent which I am grateful for, this really just tastes like strawberries. It’s got a nice juicy quality, perhaps not overly strong—I almost would have guessed this was a white blend with a kind of middle of the road base, it’s not very “herb-y.” It does have some soft floral notes and an airy quality which remind me of a white blend… yet it’s definitely tea-free. Weird!

Sadly, I’m not getting a ton of ginger, just a hint towards the end of each sip. I love spicy ginger teas so I was hoping for a strong kick of it, but I’d have to say the taste is almost 100% strawberry with the teeniest ounce of ginger. It’s very refreshing with a nice natural sweetness, though just not at all what I was expecting.

Hesper June

Strawberry and Ginger together!!?? I have never thought of this combo before.
This is going on my shopping list.

Alphakitty

It’s a great idea—if you do get this, you might want to throw in a little extra ginger root just for that oomph factor!

Hesper June

Great tip,thanks!
Though it will be awhile till I can place another tea order.
I have placed three in the last month, and I literally do not have one inch of room in my tea cabinet…plus I should probably save some money for next months bills ;)

Barb

This sounds delicious. I enjoy ginger, but sometimes it’s a little aggressive in the teas I’ve had. But I do have some candied ginger just in case. Going to put this on my shopping list also.

Kittenna

Interesting – this is definitely NOT what I got from this tea! I got a strong blend, heavy on the ginger, so heavy it was a bit weird. That sample clearly would have been from a different batch though, so it could have been different.

Alphakitty

I’ve found that DT blends can be sometimes a bit inconsistent, where you get different flavors even from the same batch depending on how much of each ingredient is in the cup! Not always a bad thing, but it does take me a few brews to decide if I really want to buy it. I think I got a sample of this with one of my orders that is currently buried somewhere, I’ll dig it up and see if the ginger is stronger!

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Hesper June

Strawberry and Ginger together!!?? I have never thought of this combo before.
This is going on my shopping list.

Alphakitty

It’s a great idea—if you do get this, you might want to throw in a little extra ginger root just for that oomph factor!

Hesper June

Great tip,thanks!
Though it will be awhile till I can place another tea order.
I have placed three in the last month, and I literally do not have one inch of room in my tea cabinet…plus I should probably save some money for next months bills ;)

Barb

This sounds delicious. I enjoy ginger, but sometimes it’s a little aggressive in the teas I’ve had. But I do have some candied ginger just in case. Going to put this on my shopping list also.

Kittenna

Interesting – this is definitely NOT what I got from this tea! I got a strong blend, heavy on the ginger, so heavy it was a bit weird. That sample clearly would have been from a different batch though, so it could have been different.

Alphakitty

I’ve found that DT blends can be sometimes a bit inconsistent, where you get different flavors even from the same batch depending on how much of each ingredient is in the cup! Not always a bad thing, but it does take me a few brews to decide if I really want to buy it. I think I got a sample of this with one of my orders that is currently buried somewhere, I’ll dig it up and see if the ginger is stronger!

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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