68
drank Strawberry Cream Pie by CaesarsTea
2236 tasting notes

Sipdown!! (199 – YAY for under 200!)

I am drinking this now both as a hot and cold brew. The two together used up the last of the leaf and so I can say good bye to this rooibosy tea.

In the hot brew, the rooibos smell is overwhelming. Luckily, though it is prominent on the cup, it is not the only flavor I am getting. There is a nice hint of strawberry. Alas, there is certainly no cream and nothing I would relate to pie. Mostly it is woodsy rooibos and sweet strawberry.

Cold brewed, the rooibos is more muted and slightly less medicinal. It is still present but the strawberry flavor is more apparent.

I am dropping the rating from 80 as this will not be a restock. I think when I first rated the tea that I was very excited about finding a new company and new teas but as I continue to sip away at my cups I am finding the rooibos to be too dominant for my tastes. This won’t be a restock.

Flavors: Wood

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
__Morgana__

Congrats on the sip down!

VariaTEA

Thank you :)

Sil

Nice, under 200 :)

Cavocorax

Good job VariaTEA!

Kamyria

Congrats on getting below 200!

VariaTEA

Thanks! Now let’s see how long it lasts. Maybe I will join Sil and Cavo in trying to hit 150 by the end of February.

Sil

oooh…a challenge! ;)

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__Morgana__

Congrats on the sip down!

VariaTEA

Thank you :)

Sil

Nice, under 200 :)

Cavocorax

Good job VariaTEA!

Kamyria

Congrats on getting below 200!

VariaTEA

Thanks! Now let’s see how long it lasts. Maybe I will join Sil and Cavo in trying to hit 150 by the end of February.

Sil

oooh…a challenge! ;)

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My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

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