This one smells great in the bag. Your nose gets tackled with a playful, ’I’m strawberry and you gotta deal with it!’ that wakes you up and leads you to expect that this flavor will be the important one in the cup.
Once steeped, however, not so much. Strawberry, you little cheater. As with the cocomint green, this tea makes for a really light cup. You hardly get much rhubarb at all except in the aftertaste—if you were expecting a sort of rhubarb pie experience, you’ll have to look elsewhere. Still, it has plenty of merit if you’re into soft, subtle greens. The flavors here are whispery little accents instead of clanging bells and whistles. So, though it may not be showy, at least this tea is honest about its tea-ness—its identi-tea. It doesn’t pretend that it’s actually rhubarb or strawberry or whatever.
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