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This one came in the mail as a surprise from gmathis. Thanks! I have never seen this brand in the local stores. I feel like I am going back to my roots today. This is a tea bag. Dry it looks kind of flat. It smells lightly of strawberry. I boiled up a mug of water and poured over the tea, steeping for 3 minutes.

I wish I had a clear glass mug for reviews to get a better idea of the brew color. This is moderately dark with an orange tint. Smells a bit like strawberry Quik. When I removed the bag it had really swollen nicely. Salada is another company with bags that make me wonder if there is enough tea in it but always swells big and produces a good solid cup.

This is my first ever strawberry tea. Seriously. I thought, I really don’t drink fruit teas, then I realized I like a lot of them – gojiberry, pomegranate, dragon fruit, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, and especially bergamot. So why not strawberry?

I took my first sip and was pleasantly entertained. Immediately you taste strawberry but it is done in moderation. Yes, it does taste a lot like Nestle’s Strawberry Quik and yet it leans to a more natural flavor. The tea base is standard bag tea black. It isn’t bad. It gets the job done with just a touch of bite and astringency, but that is the way I like it. The best part is I can taste the base right along with the strawberry. That is of major importance to me.

Oh wait, this is interesting. As the cup is cooling I am starting to catch roasted notes in the lingering aftertaste. I hope it isn’t my imagination. It reminds me of a mild Yamamotoyama oolong. Hot dog! That is one of my favorite bagged teas. So kudos for the extra touch.

Gmathis says this is a really cheap tea so it gets extra points. This is a nice tea with some nice surprises. I could drink this one often. I am glad I got to try it.

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gmathis

Same company does a raspberry and (oh, shoot, now I can’t remember but the box is amber and white) … something else. I bought the last box of strawberry they had just in case it doesn’t surface at Fox Farm again.

K S

What is the actual company name? There seems to be several variations in the database.

gmathis

Good question. As you can see, “Tradition” is on the tag, but when I hunted (and hunted and hunted and hunted) for it online, “Good Young” showed up as well. I guess I need to just ask outright at my local store.

K S

Ah, cool. Thanks

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gmathis

Same company does a raspberry and (oh, shoot, now I can’t remember but the box is amber and white) … something else. I bought the last box of strawberry they had just in case it doesn’t surface at Fox Farm again.

K S

What is the actual company name? There seems to be several variations in the database.

gmathis

Good question. As you can see, “Tradition” is on the tag, but when I hunted (and hunted and hunted and hunted) for it online, “Good Young” showed up as well. I guess I need to just ask outright at my local store.

K S

Ah, cool. Thanks

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Having a passion for tea and living in rural America is a tough combination. The nearest tea vendor is 65 miles away. Joining Steepster has completely changed the direction of my tea journey.

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