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I ripped open the little sample bag of this tea and was so delighted with the smell! The smell was pure, juicy strawberries! I am sipping and taste mostly cinnamon and a sweet background, but no butter or strawberries or PIE flavor. I haven’t added milk or sweetener at all. What did I do wrong? I steeped for 8-10 minutes and was so looking forward to tasting what everyone else has tasted. I haven’t lost hope with this tea yet, I’m going to try another cup to see if I get more strawberry dessert flavor.

EDIT: I have increased the rating of this tea thanks to the steeping tips from liberTEAS. I am getting much more strawberry now and still the same cinnamon finish. I don’t taste crust, sugar or butter, though. Wish I did! This tea is definitely a tasty cup, but I feel that I have to add too much leaf for one pleasing cup of tea. Still yummy, though.

Kristin

I just got this one too. I can’t wait to try it.

LiberTEAS

How much leaf did you use? I tend to use a little extra leaf with Honeybush and Rooibos blends.

QueenOfTarts

LiberTEAS, I used 2 tsp for a 12 oz. cup. I’m dying for that strawberry pie taste, but it just tasted like sweet, hot water with cinnamon.

LiberTEAS

I would recommend adding at least 1 more tsp and steep for at least 8 minutes in boiling water.

QueenOfTarts

Thank you, LiberTEAS for your suggestion! It definitely perked the cup up a bit!

Kristin

I also found that the flavors seemed more prominent when it was hot. As it cooled I kind of got some crayola crayon flavor. I will also try more tea and more steep time. I also used 2 tsp/12oz/5min.

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Kristin

I just got this one too. I can’t wait to try it.

LiberTEAS

How much leaf did you use? I tend to use a little extra leaf with Honeybush and Rooibos blends.

QueenOfTarts

LiberTEAS, I used 2 tsp for a 12 oz. cup. I’m dying for that strawberry pie taste, but it just tasted like sweet, hot water with cinnamon.

LiberTEAS

I would recommend adding at least 1 more tsp and steep for at least 8 minutes in boiling water.

QueenOfTarts

Thank you, LiberTEAS for your suggestion! It definitely perked the cup up a bit!

Kristin

I also found that the flavors seemed more prominent when it was hot. As it cooled I kind of got some crayola crayon flavor. I will also try more tea and more steep time. I also used 2 tsp/12oz/5min.

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Favorite teas: Milk Oolong, Flavored blends, Dessert teas, Creamy Teas, Rooibos, Oolong, Black, Green
Dislikes: Spices, Peppery flavors, Cloves, Cardamom, Licorice, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Mate, Puerh, Chai, Ginger

My Rather Picky Ratings
90+ – Reserved for the very best! Always in the cupboard!
80-89 – Quite good! A very pleasing cup.
70-79 – Room for improvement, but not bad.
60-69 – Mediocre.
50-59 – Bad. Will not purchase.
49 & below – Depending on the more specific rating: Undrinkable. Yuck. Will not purchase.

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