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drank Strawberry Fields by Teaopia
1341 tasting notes

I had a cuppa from the shop this morning…. and enjoyed it immensely! However, David’s strawberry white has set the bar out of reach on this one. If I had to compare the two, David’s would win hands down.
This tea is heavier on the strawberry. Without any sugar at all the sweet yet tart aroma and flavour is strong. The white tea takes more of a backseat but it’s nice for a change. I can imagine, like most tea’s I love, that it would be fantastic iced.
As for the finish/aftertaste… it has that same mild pleasant taste but has a slightly acrid lingering effect that I don’t see in David’s version- I suspect because the strawberry is less prominent.
Overall, I would buy this again… but only hot in a cup, not to take home with me- and that’s assuming I can’t get to a David’s :)
(errr, just in case that wasn’t clear!)
Also, bring breathmints… I needed them!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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