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I hope this tea bears better than my first cup of Darjeeling did this morning. The sun is shining and the snow is melting, it’s beautiful outside with the crisp coldness still in the air. With spring on it’s way I chose this strawberry tea to have while relaxing this lunch time.

Colour: Looks like a reddish brown colour and resembles dark coloured honey.
Smell: Sweetly strawberry.

Taste: The strawberry is lovely, fresh and sweet but the ceylon grounds the flavour down making it very easy to drink. Not too sweet but just right, I should next time perhaps steep for a little longer. It was hard to estimate though as there were no instructions other than for ice tea. Even though this cup is subtle in flavour it’s still very pleasant and enjoyable. Great for people who dislike tea that is too sweet or even perhaps too fruity.

Come spring I will try this cold tea recipe and will post the tasting for that, I do think it will taste blissful.

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ScottTeaMan

Hey Ch3rry, have you ever tried Dilmah’s regular Ceylon bagged tea?? I was wondering if it was a good Ceylon as I have been considering purchasing some.

KittyLovesTea

Hello Scott, unfortunately I have not yet had the pleasure of trying the original Dilmah Ceylon tea. A friend sent me the strawberry flavour (as above) and a peach flavour. I would say that if you can find it at a decent price then it’s worth a try because if it’s anything like this strawberry ceylon then it’s average at best (in my opinion).

ScottTeaMan

Would you say $21.92, or 13.91 pounds is reasonable?

ScottTeaMan

…….for 300 teabags?

ScottTeaMan

If you were drinking a quality black tea in England, what are some of your favorites??

KittyLovesTea

I would say that price was good for 300 teabags. That makes each teabag around 7 cents each. You could always flavour them yourself if you are not such a fan of the original flavour by adding some dried fruit :)

If I wanted a black tea I would get a cup of either Connoseiur Tea by Ringtons which is a fairly large chain here that deliver to the front door (for disabled and elderly mostly who cannot go out to get tea or coffee) but it’s strong and not bitter which is what I like in a black tea. Or I would go for some Twinings Earl Grey tea because I love the bergamot sweetness. I do try and vary it though but I end up buying a lot of Twinings when it comes to black tea (Every day, Earl Grey, Morning, Afternoon) because compared to our native tea’s (PG tips, Yorkshire tea etc) Twinings are fresher in taste.

ScottTeaMan

Fresher…….really? I’ve heard alot of people rave about Yorkshire tea, and even PG Tips. I did try PG Tips once, and thought it was flat, even stale maybe. I ordered it from an online store that specialized in and sold British teas. Who knows how long it sat around waiting for an American to drink it?

KittyLovesTea

Well PG Tips have released a range called ‘The Fresh One’ along with ‘The Strong One’ and ‘The Delicate One’ that I have not yet got around to trying but if a tea has to advertise that they are getting fresher it makes me wonder what the hell it was before. And I found PG Tips to taste flat and stale too (even a little dusty and unclean) so I’m happy that I am not the only one :) Yorkshire Tea has been doing commercials on UK TV of a tea van travelling through America and giving ‘Good old British tea’ to those living abroad. While not being as horrible as PG Tips they are still quite flat and have no unique or special taste to them. (In my opinion of course).

ScottTeaMan

Correct me if I’m wrong, but Ahmad’s is an English brand, right? I think I ordered some of their Assam that was pretty good.

ScottTeaMan

Also wanted to try Taylors of Harrogate Tearoom Blend for years…….have you?

KittyLovesTea

Yes they are an English tea company and while I have some of their black tea (English tea no .1, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Darjeeling and many more flavoured black tea’s) I have yet to try them. I got a box of twelve different flavours from Ahmad Tea for my birthday last week and I must admit I have been tempted to try them out. Perhaps in this next week I shall give them a go.

ScottTeaMan

Sounds good Happy Birthday! :D

KittyLovesTea

Thank you, also thank you for the wonderful conversation. It has been nice talking about tea :D

ScottTeaMan

Care care…….I’ll pop in later.

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ScottTeaMan

Hey Ch3rry, have you ever tried Dilmah’s regular Ceylon bagged tea?? I was wondering if it was a good Ceylon as I have been considering purchasing some.

KittyLovesTea

Hello Scott, unfortunately I have not yet had the pleasure of trying the original Dilmah Ceylon tea. A friend sent me the strawberry flavour (as above) and a peach flavour. I would say that if you can find it at a decent price then it’s worth a try because if it’s anything like this strawberry ceylon then it’s average at best (in my opinion).

ScottTeaMan

Would you say $21.92, or 13.91 pounds is reasonable?

ScottTeaMan

…….for 300 teabags?

ScottTeaMan

If you were drinking a quality black tea in England, what are some of your favorites??

KittyLovesTea

I would say that price was good for 300 teabags. That makes each teabag around 7 cents each. You could always flavour them yourself if you are not such a fan of the original flavour by adding some dried fruit :)

If I wanted a black tea I would get a cup of either Connoseiur Tea by Ringtons which is a fairly large chain here that deliver to the front door (for disabled and elderly mostly who cannot go out to get tea or coffee) but it’s strong and not bitter which is what I like in a black tea. Or I would go for some Twinings Earl Grey tea because I love the bergamot sweetness. I do try and vary it though but I end up buying a lot of Twinings when it comes to black tea (Every day, Earl Grey, Morning, Afternoon) because compared to our native tea’s (PG tips, Yorkshire tea etc) Twinings are fresher in taste.

ScottTeaMan

Fresher…….really? I’ve heard alot of people rave about Yorkshire tea, and even PG Tips. I did try PG Tips once, and thought it was flat, even stale maybe. I ordered it from an online store that specialized in and sold British teas. Who knows how long it sat around waiting for an American to drink it?

KittyLovesTea

Well PG Tips have released a range called ‘The Fresh One’ along with ‘The Strong One’ and ‘The Delicate One’ that I have not yet got around to trying but if a tea has to advertise that they are getting fresher it makes me wonder what the hell it was before. And I found PG Tips to taste flat and stale too (even a little dusty and unclean) so I’m happy that I am not the only one :) Yorkshire Tea has been doing commercials on UK TV of a tea van travelling through America and giving ‘Good old British tea’ to those living abroad. While not being as horrible as PG Tips they are still quite flat and have no unique or special taste to them. (In my opinion of course).

ScottTeaMan

Correct me if I’m wrong, but Ahmad’s is an English brand, right? I think I ordered some of their Assam that was pretty good.

ScottTeaMan

Also wanted to try Taylors of Harrogate Tearoom Blend for years…….have you?

KittyLovesTea

Yes they are an English tea company and while I have some of their black tea (English tea no .1, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Darjeeling and many more flavoured black tea’s) I have yet to try them. I got a box of twelve different flavours from Ahmad Tea for my birthday last week and I must admit I have been tempted to try them out. Perhaps in this next week I shall give them a go.

ScottTeaMan

Sounds good Happy Birthday! :D

KittyLovesTea

Thank you, also thank you for the wonderful conversation. It has been nice talking about tea :D

ScottTeaMan

Care care…….I’ll pop in later.

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I’m 26 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh. I have a wonderful husband called Richard whom I am very lucky to have in my life.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

I adore cats and have four of my own called Honey, Cassie, Mr Soots and Ivory.

I also have two fish tanks which thankfully my cats have no interest in. They house an array of tropical fish and shrimp.

I am a proud vegetarian and have been for the majority of my life. When I say vegetarian I mean just that as well, no fish or seafood, no chicken now and again, no animal products such as gelatine and cochineal.

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A short list to help swapping with me easier though honestly I am not fussy and am willing to try anything. Plus the notes below are usually, sometimes I love a tea that has an ingredient I tend to dislike and other times I hate a tea that I thought I would love.

Likes: Any fruit but especially melon and orange, vanilla, all tea types (black, green, white etc), nuts (any), flowers, ginger, chai.

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