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Oh man…Oh MAN! This is fantastic. These strawberries really are blazing (but not in a spicy way!)…I get a totally authentic strawberry tastes, complete with the occasional tinge of bitterness that strawberries have. I don’t know where that’s coming from – the bamboo, maybe? Either way, I am extremely impressed. My disclaimer is that I got this in store, and they used the proper amount of tea by their standards. I try to stretch out my tea, so I usually use one perfect teaspoon to two big mugs, but this tea would not work that way, I don’t think. Definitely use at least one solid teaspoon to a mug. I think I will be buying some of this, because when I decide I want a real strawberry flavour, (but no berries are to be found) this will be where I turn. Hoping it’s as light as it looks, because I definitely want this in my repertoire.

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QuiltGuppy

This sounds sooooo good!

Cattibrie

Wow. I think this is the first one we have disagreed on. I did not have any strawberry flavour in my cup just lots of what I thought was the bamboo. I need to try it again especially since you are recommending it.
did you use any sweetener to it?

Uniquity

Nope, no sweetener. I rarely put things in my tea, unless it’s a chai or it tastes horrible. I definitely had let it steep 5 or 10 minutes before I ever tried it, as we were walking. Also, as I said, they prepared it in store so I’m not sure of the amount of tea, but it might have been extra. I did not get any peppercorn taste though, lol.

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QuiltGuppy

This sounds sooooo good!

Cattibrie

Wow. I think this is the first one we have disagreed on. I did not have any strawberry flavour in my cup just lots of what I thought was the bamboo. I need to try it again especially since you are recommending it.
did you use any sweetener to it?

Uniquity

Nope, no sweetener. I rarely put things in my tea, unless it’s a chai or it tastes horrible. I definitely had let it steep 5 or 10 minutes before I ever tried it, as we were walking. Also, as I said, they prepared it in store so I’m not sure of the amount of tea, but it might have been extra. I did not get any peppercorn taste though, lol.

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Well, this needed refreshing. I have been drinking loose leaf for many years, and have fairly well nailed down my tastes. I love Chinese blacks and some other unflavoured teas. I occasionally drink flavoured teas, or herbals, but the bulk of my tea is unflavoured with no additives. I stock regularly from Teavivre with the occasional Verdant purchase and the odd re-stock at Davids. I love mint, am learning about the wide world of puerh, and prefer ripe to raw, so far. I don’t like green or green oolongs very much, white is okay and roasted oolongs are pretty good. Coconut and chamomile are awful, and I wish they weren’t in so many blends!

At home, I live with my husband and cat in a house built by my grandfather, which we love. We share many interests – books, tea, video games, board games, tv/movies. On top of that, I love crosswords and recently took up knitting again, so I’m having a hard time balancing all my passions at the moment. I’m a big fan of Doctor Who, as is my entire immediate family. I love spreading the Who love!

We also spend a lot of time with family, when we can. I’ve got a gaggle of younger brothers, and we like to spend time with them. The wonders of the internet allow us to spend time together even though some of them live a few hours away.

As for ratings, I try to only log teas once or twice because I drink a lot of the same ones repeatedly. My rating is based on my perception of the tea at first tasting and is adjusted if anything notable occurs in subsequent cups. I may also factor in the price and customer service but try to note that when I can.

81 – 100: These are great teas, I love them, regularly stock them or savour them as unique treats.
71 – 80: These are solid. I drink them, I like them, I may or may not keep them on hand regularly. This is still good stuff.
61 – 70: Just okay. I can drink it, but it doesn’t stand out to me. Might be lower quality, not to my taste, or outside my comfort zone.
41 – 60: Not likely to keep drinking…hoping hubby will enjoy!
0 – 40: No thank you, please. Take it away and don’t make me finish the cup.

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