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drank Strawberry Paraiso by Teavana
179 tasting notes

Been a while since I’ve had this tea, and wanted to review again. I am starting to get where I can taste the artificialness of some teas….though this has yet to really bother me. I imagine it can be difficult to add certain flavors to tea, such as fruit. Though I do wish for a more ‘fresh fruit flavor’. I still like this tea though, and now that I am getting close to the end of it…need to make that decision to buy or fly past it in favor for others….as there is like 50 odd more teas from Teavana’s that I wanted to try. Another complaint is that (as with most of Teavana’s teas I am noticing.) there is not alot of tea, more dried fruit and ‘stuff’ so what I am thinking is that I want to pair this with a plain white tea (or maybe a plain black tea or earl grey might be intriguing.) My craving for white tea has certainly gone up! lol. Of course I would pick the type of tea that is usually some of the most $$ of the tea world. Though for the Strawberry Paraiso at $10 isn’t bad…I know with the straight white teas such as Silver Needle it is much more pricey. I do hope that the more traditional tea drinkers don’t think it blasphemy at the idea of pairing these up….though if anyone has a suggestion as to what would be a better pairing, (preferably unflavored, as I am looking for a combination white tea taste with the Strawberry Paraiso.)And preferably one that Teavana’s has as it seems easier to blend that way.) I am also contemplating adding just a pinch of Hibiscus to it. I am not a huge fan of tart, but I do like it in the sense to make the flavors stand out and be somewhat complex. Or maybe some lemon rind? Let me know if you got any ideas….the idea of doing some blending is exciting!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
momo

ooh maybe the strawberry lemonade herbal they make?

Lynxiebrat

I was thinking of that, since the site recommends it, but with the strawberry already in the Paraiso, it seems kind of silly and not balanced out…..I guess there is only 1 way to find out.

Hello.Kiki

I would be tempted to blend this white a regular white as well. You can get several steepings out of this tea, which I love, helps cushion the cost. Have you tried any other blends with this?

Lynxiebrat

LOL. I did try blending it with a white needle, though not Teavana’s because of the price. It was ok, particularly as a iced tea. This summer I’m thinking of maybe doing it again though combine it with Peach Tranqulity, or Dragonfruit Devotion, as those are my 2 favorite herbals from Teavana.

Hello.Kiki

mmm, I’m going to have to try the Peach Tranquility. It keeps popping up

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momo

ooh maybe the strawberry lemonade herbal they make?

Lynxiebrat

I was thinking of that, since the site recommends it, but with the strawberry already in the Paraiso, it seems kind of silly and not balanced out…..I guess there is only 1 way to find out.

Hello.Kiki

I would be tempted to blend this white a regular white as well. You can get several steepings out of this tea, which I love, helps cushion the cost. Have you tried any other blends with this?

Lynxiebrat

LOL. I did try blending it with a white needle, though not Teavana’s because of the price. It was ok, particularly as a iced tea. This summer I’m thinking of maybe doing it again though combine it with Peach Tranqulity, or Dragonfruit Devotion, as those are my 2 favorite herbals from Teavana.

Hello.Kiki

mmm, I’m going to have to try the Peach Tranquility. It keeps popping up

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