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drank Blazing Strawberries by DAVIDsTEA
517 tasting notes

Hurricane Sandy came and went and oh, we made out like bandits! The power only flickered on and off a couple times. We’ve had no damage at all. Very lucky indeed. My in-laws-to-be, on the other hand, lost several trees that took out their shed and are blocking their driveway. So, they’re stuck until further notice! :/ But we’ve got power so I’m having some tea! ;)

Oh dear Lord!! The aroma of this tea is potent to say the least. I don’t think this is going to be a winner with me. I let my fiancé sniff the cup and he said, “It doesn’t smell good.” LOL! I’m afraid I concur with his assessment. I also set the cup down across the room so I didn’t have to smell it as I wrote my initial thoughts down. Phew! I better gather my courage and take a sip already!

At first, I thought, “Hmm, it’s not as bad as it smells.” Then the aftertaste overwhelmed me and I thought, “Oh yes, actually it is.” Yuck! I am not a fan of bamboo tea. Oh no! I’m so sorry to write such an awful review, but I just can’t take this tea. I suppose I’m more of a traditionalist who favors blacks, greens, and whites. Herbals have never been my first choice.

But hey, life is all about new experiences. Maybe I would have loved bamboo tea! You never know till you try. Thanks to Kittenna for the sample. I’ll leave the rest for you to enjoy. :P

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Kittenna

Interesting! This one is actually very mild, so I wonder if it picked up flavours from something else. It usually tastes very light, a bit fruity, and a bit… refreshing.

Bonnie

So glad you made it through without harm! And to have power and tea!!! Great!

CHAroma

@Kittenna, Well, I used the entire sample in one cup…maybe I should have used less leaf? It was VERY strong!

@Bonnie, thanks!! We’re very happy to have made it through unscathed.

Ellyn

I’m glad the storm did not harm you! I never lost power either, although there were several flickers where I thought “this is it”.

Kittenna

I honestly don’t recall how much I sent, although it should have been enough for 2 cups (so 3-4 tsp?) as I have a large bag of this one. Either way, you didn’t like it, and your sample is gone! Hurrah! :P I think I dug out your box of samples last night, and rediscovered some treasures I’d been meaning to sample! At least, I think it was your box. I’ll have to double check, haha. (If you sent me Butterbeer, that’s the box I was nosing around in :D)

CHAroma

I did send Butterbeer!! :D I hope you enjoy it! It tastes exactly like butter and root beer to me. :)

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Kittenna

Interesting! This one is actually very mild, so I wonder if it picked up flavours from something else. It usually tastes very light, a bit fruity, and a bit… refreshing.

Bonnie

So glad you made it through without harm! And to have power and tea!!! Great!

CHAroma

@Kittenna, Well, I used the entire sample in one cup…maybe I should have used less leaf? It was VERY strong!

@Bonnie, thanks!! We’re very happy to have made it through unscathed.

Ellyn

I’m glad the storm did not harm you! I never lost power either, although there were several flickers where I thought “this is it”.

Kittenna

I honestly don’t recall how much I sent, although it should have been enough for 2 cups (so 3-4 tsp?) as I have a large bag of this one. Either way, you didn’t like it, and your sample is gone! Hurrah! :P I think I dug out your box of samples last night, and rediscovered some treasures I’d been meaning to sample! At least, I think it was your box. I’ll have to double check, haha. (If you sent me Butterbeer, that’s the box I was nosing around in :D)

CHAroma

I did send Butterbeer!! :D I hope you enjoy it! It tastes exactly like butter and root beer to me. :)

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Entering the sweet blissful world of tea aromas!

Having discovered this website at the end of July 2011, I’m so excited to share my tea adventures with all of you! I grew up with my grandmother serving Twining’s English Breakfast with cream and sugar.

But on a trip to Seattle in 2010, I stumbled into a Chinese teashop and tried my first oolong tea. I was forever changed! I embarked on a startling new love for green and white teas.

With a world of teas to discover, I was inspired to keep a tea journal to record my thoughts and new favorites. Let’s get brewing!


My ratings are completely subjective and 100% my opinion. All ratings are given in relation to each other (ie. teas are rated in the order of my enjoyment of them). Therefore, my ratings will constantly change as I try more teas.


I love swapping!!! If you see something in my cupboard you’d like to try, just send me a message. If you’d like to trade, anything on my shopping list will do or feel free to send something else entirely. I’m willing to try almost anything (although I’m not really a fan of honeybush, red rooibos, pu’erh, Lapsang Souchong, & banana-flavored teas).

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