Liberteas thanks to you for this!
I tend to add a bit more loose leaf to the water – or the water to the loose leaf…than most as I enjoy a sturdy, dark, bold cuppa…this one seems a little bitter to me. I don’t think I will rate it yet and try less next time I try a cup.
Strawberry Shortcake Tea
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Region: Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula or Uva districts
Shipping Port: Colombo
Grade: OP (Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: 4800 – 7600 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: Imagine cream cascading over hand-picked strawberries! A delectable tea!
Infusion: Bright and Coppery.
Ingredients: Luxury black tea, Freeze dried strawberry, Natural dried papaya, Jasmine blossoms, Lime leaves, Natural flavors.
Who doesn’t love Strawberry Shortcake? Fresh strawberries…pastry… icing sugar…fresh cream. In a word, scrumptious. The original recipe can be traced back to a 19th century American food writer named Eliza Leslie. Her shtick, (even back then all food writers and celebrity chefs had one) was to incorporate various elements of French cuisine into American cooking. Her recipe called for a special pastry crust that was a cross between traditional pastry and cookie dough, cut into rounds with mashed strawberries sandwiched between them, covered in icing sugar. Phew! The recipe spread like wildfire and spawned many variations. One that saw the addition of fresh whipped became the Strawberry Shortcake most of us are familiar with today. This tea has all the great flavors of the sweet creamy dessert with none of the calories, (read guilt free). Dessert in a teacup. Nothing could be finer.