I’ve actually had this tea for awhile, drinking away at it and never reviewing it.

Dried, this tea smells like strawberries and chocolate. I couldn’t detect rose, but I can see the petals.

Steeped, the tea gives off that sexy valentines smell of strawberries, chocolate with a hint of floral along with sweetness.

Taste wise, I didn’t get the sweetness. The rose came out on this cup quite a bit (more than the berry), with strong black tea taste, with a slight bit of strawberry. A bit tart at the end of the sip. The rose and berry rounds out this tea making it smooth and sophisticated.

I can recall having a better cup with this tea in the past and also made a decent latte when the chocolate and strawberry comes out more. Maybe since I’m at the dregs of my 30g bag it isn’t doing an optimal flavor spread. But sadly, this tea hasn’t steamrolled-wow’d me since the beginning.
I remember I was first considering buying this tea, but I was stuck between Love Tea #7 vs. Read My Lips. I went with Read My Lips, which I find is a more to my tastes and more chocolately.

With that said, I can see many people liking this tea and should give it a shot if you like flavoured black teas. It’s good, but I doubt I’d buy this again, but would be happy if I had a cup at a friends place or someone (not knowing my tea stash) gifted it.

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I’m a crafty knitter and crocheter that loves to work on a project and drink tea. I worked as a counsellor and I chain-drink tea to keep me calm and grounded.

I’m a tea blogger – The Oolong Owl
www.OolongOwl.com – I do tea reviews, obsessively photograph teas with mischievous crocheted Owls and get tea drunk.

I was raised on floral oolongs and green teas, mostly “beauty” teas. Early on as a kid, I can guzzle an entire pot of tea (or two) at a Chinese or Japanese restaurant.
These days I like adventurous and interesting tea blends. I’m fearless in trying new teas! I’m into oolong, pu’erh, white, green, black, guayusa, mate and herbals. I’m not into red rooibos but I keep buying it anyway.

The tea brand that got me started into loose leaf teas was DAVIDsTea. I used to live in Vancouver Canada and had access to their shop, however that is now limited since I moved to southern California.

However, the perks of living in the US is ultra cheap, fast shipping! Since then, my tea stash insanely expanded.
My recommended tea shops:
Mandala Tea
Steep City Teas
Butiki Teas
Della Terra Teas
Verdant Tea
Yunnan Sourcing
52 Teas / Zoomdweebies
Red Leaf Tea
New Mexico Tea Co
Bluebird Tea Co
The Persimmon Tree

Other stuff I’m into that sneaks into my tea notes: Brazilian jiu-jitsu, metal music, drawing, painting, cooking, photography and nail polish.

I have a husband and a bunny who both hate tea. More for me!!!! MUUAHAHAHAHAAA


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