I got this when from Janelle’s tea stash sampler sale shortly after I joined Steepster in November last year. I’m not sure why I haven’t tried it up to this point. I think I was afraid the berry would be too much for me. Initially I didn’t drink a lot of fruity teas, especially citrus, because I had had a previously bad flavor experience w/them. I have since learned that fruit and tea can go together, even some citrus, even though I am still a bit wary of raspberry and melon teas. I’ll probably eventually come around to those too.

I’m not really sure how old this tea is seeing as how it is no longer on the website and the most recent tasting note is from 10 months ago.

I haven’t had too many white teas as of yet. I tend to almost always drink black teas in the morning and sometimes in the afternoon (maybe a flavored green here), and usually some kind of rooibos (or 1 herbal) blend in the evening. Take the fact that I’m mostly drinking my old family recipe home made iced tea in the afternoons right now, and the white and green teas are not always finding much time w/me right now.

This one has a faint sweet strawberry smell when dry. Steeped, I get mostly white tea with a faint natural strawberry flavor that then fades into fake strawberry. Now that I’m done w/the cup, I find myself wondering what the aftertaste is from. I don’t know if the flavor has anything to do w/it’s age, so I will refrain from rating this one. I think it would be more enjoyable a cup if it was a little more strawberry and no aftertaste.

Flavors: Strawberry

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37 yr old wife and mother who left her day job to take care of our son. Now running a property management business with my hubby.

I grew up on Lipton -hot w/milk & sugar, Lipton iced w/fresh spearmint and sugar, and Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime … Don’t criticize.

I came across Good Earth Original Sweet and Spicy out of chance and it spurred my interested in trying new teas because it was a flavor I had never had before in a tea. I’m now new to the world of loose leaf teas and looking forward to learning what I like as I journey through some new flavors. Hubby has always enjoyed the occasional cup when we’ve been out and about at restaurants.. now we will find out what good teas are really all about! On with the adventures!

Still relatively new to loose leaf, but I’m learning… Coconut, cinnamon, chai, chocolate, mint, & pineapple are just a few of the flavors I enjoy. I have found that I can do green teas so long as there are other flavors as well and it isn’t the primary flavor. I have only found 1 rooibos blend that was too woodsy for me, most of the time the base is hidden or blends well enough w/flavored versions for my liking. I’m beginning to enjoy fruit teas more and more. I occasionally like a straight black tea.

Hubby likes milder flavors, any base, berry flavors, sweet aromas, sometimes tart, and or floral, and chocolate to my surprise! Almost the opposite of me.. go figure!

My 8 year old just took interest and loves root beer.. so far Butterbeer is a hit, but we haven’t tried any root beer or cola teas yet.. soon thanks to the Marvelous MissB for sending some samples. He enjoyed Winter Nog (Della Terra) recently, but turned away something else I gave him.. darn if I can’t remember now what it was!

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