Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble

Tea type
White Tea
Ingredients
Cinnamon, Flavouring, Freeze Dried Strawberries, Hibiscus Flowers, Orange Peel, Rose Hips, Sugar, White Tea
Flavors
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
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Edit tea info Last updated by partea
Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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  • “Travel mug #3. Almost gone :( I wish I could justify picking up more of this one, because it's one of my favourite strawberry teas. Hopefully they'll bring it back one day. I'm probably going to...” Read full tasting note
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    kittenna 2498 tasting notes
  • “S I don't forget, had a cup of this tonight..a single serving left before its all gone.... Wheeeee! 13 weeks until November... 221 teas less 150 over those 13 weeks is 6 sipdowns a week.......” Read full tasting note
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    Silaena 5241 tasting notes
  • “This tea is on the Last Chance DavidsTEA page! Nooo! I have nice memories of drinking this tea with my dad on christmas! Sucks to discontinue a tea, but I do like Strawberry Rhubarb combos, so I'll...” Read full tasting note
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    awkwardsoul 1063 tasting notes
  • “This is one of my very favourite teas, and David's discontinued it a while ago. I've been hoarding samples from *Sil* and *jessiwrites*, because they're awesome. I may have just had a minor...” Read full tasting note
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From DAVIDsTEA

Ease your transition into fall with this perfect combination of tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries. Like a delicious fruit crumble, it captures the last flavours of summer in a warm autumnal blend. With white tea, real berries and a delicate seasoning of cinnamon, hibiscus and orange peel, it’s like comfort food in a mug. Add some brown sugar and get ready to feel all warm and cozy. Isn’t fall just lovely sometimes?

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89 Tasting Notes

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Not bad on the hibiscus, certainly not as tart as some! Cinnamon comes through nicely as does a slightly sweet flavor. I get the berries as well. I am not rating this one because it is so weak and either I did something wrong or it is just a weak tea but I can’t be sure. I have to note this is the second tea I have steeped today that came out weak.
What I do taste is by no means bad though – its quite nice but I find it odd that Davids Tea considers it a fall type tea. Sure there is some cinnamon in it but I feel it is far too much on the light side to be a fall tea. Anyway it is nice just not something I would order on first sip.
I am not getting the crumble flavor although I can sure smell it which is nice.
I just wish it tasted the way it smelled! :)
I ended up adding the rest of the leaf I had in my sample and steeping two more minutes which did help boost the flavor some but not a ton. I added sugar in the raw which helped a little too. At least the addition of leaves and two extra minutes didnt HURT the tea or make it bitter!
I DO want to thank Kyrstalyen for sending me some! She is an absolute doll with her trades and very generous!
I am off to try something else form my goodie bag!

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Kittenna

Hmm, I’m trying to remember what I did with this one to make it taste good. I think it was a long infusion and high leaf to water ratio, but I also recall that it was by accident! Teas this finicky are irritating though (especially when you can smell the right scents but they don’t translate to the flavour). Anyways, glad you got your stuff!

If I figure out how to brew this properly I’ll send along some more, because it was quite good that one time… (I think it was actually the second infusion that was good, too. You’ve probably thrown out the leaves by now though.)

Azzrian

I tried a second steep and no go for me. I just don’t know what I did wrong lol oh well loving the chocolate chamomile right now and have TONS more samples from you to try :)

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I’ve been saving my Fall teas sampler from David’s until I’d decupboarded some things. Well, that went out the window this morning. And then I noticed that the Winter collection is already out…

Opened this little bag up, and the smell is divine. Identical to a baking crumble, right down to the crumble brown sugar/cinnamon/oats scent. Smell of the brewed cup is just as delicious. It smells calorie-laden and decadent.

Taste isn’t quite up to the smell. It’s more fresh strawberry than anything else. There’s a hint of the cinnamon/crumble, but not as powerful as the berry. I do also get some hibiscus taste as well. Can’t really taste the white tea at all.

Is it what it’s name says? To a point. Scent is 100% accurate, taste not so much. It’s delicious, but I’m a little disappointed that the two don’t match better. I also feel this would have benefited from being a rooibos or honeybush base: the white tea is essentially lost here, and the rooibos/honeybush may have helped carry the crumble/cinnamon flavors better.

As the cup cools, the crumble taste does come out more. A lot more, in fact. So much so that I’m tempted to delete what I’ve written and start fresh. I’ve never ahd a cup change this much as it cooled. Hibiscus is still there, though, so if you’re not a fan, I’d recommend staying away.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Meghann M

I was excited to get the email that the winter teas are here! Hoping I can still pick up a fall and winter collection once I’ve cleared out some teas.

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I finally got around to trying this. I bought it in the spring (to me anything strawberry, rhubarb is a spring/summer treat, not a fall one) and I’ve steeped it twice and left it too long. So this morning I brewed it up.

The dry notes smell fruity and cinnamonie, and it stays like this through out. I didn’t find this to be a very flavourful tea. It’s very nice tasting, but I don’t find it holds up as a strawberry rhubarb dessert. I do believe I over steeped it a bit as it was a little bitter. So this will go into my re- try pile, but I know I will be keeping it.

darby

I bought the strawberry rhubarb parfait and thought it needed more depth so I was going to order the crumble one next. Maybe pairing them together would be good! The parfait has lots of strawberry and tart flavor.

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I tried this cold brewed and didn’t really like it…..but then….I tried it in a smoothie….delicious!
1 cup cold brewed tea
1-1.5 cup frozen strawberries
1 small 100g yogurt container
So, all this week, I have been making a tea smoothie for lunch….very healthy and delicious! Does anyone else make tea smoothies?

Preparation
Iced
Kittenna

I don’t make tea smoothies, but I really should! It sounds fabulous!

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Today was my birthday and I mentioned to my 3 year old that I wanted breakfast in bed knowing he would tell my husband. Well after awhile they brought up my toast and to my surprise tea. Hubby used to make me tea all the time but since I do loose leaf tea now he is almost afraid to make it. Well for my birthday today he bit the bullet and made me a great one. He said the choices were overwhelming so he just stuck his hand in the container of little foil bags and pulled out this one. I was a little worried because I didn’t know how long he steeped it for or anything but it was wonderful. I normally have this one as a night time drink when I am having a sugar craving but it was wonderful as a morning tea. I will have to do this again some day. And now maybe he will make teas for me more often.

Angrboda

Happy birthday. :)

Indigobloom

what a lovely tea story!! Happy Birthday Cattibrie :)

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So I’ve always hated rhubarb, even though I haven’t tried it since I was very young. But I tried this tea, and somewhere along the line, the taste of rhubarb stop being disgusting, and I actually really liked it! I’ll have to try more…

Ninavampi

I also hate rhubarb… But somehow rhubarb in tea has tasted good to me too. I tried rhubarb jelly again a few days and it still tasted terrible… I guess to me, rhubarb only works in tea!

De

Ours is an evil rhubarb-pushing laugh.

Cattibrie

I really enjoy this tea and was glad to be able to buy more with the Back From the Dead promo. Hope it comes back again next fall. I have found drinking this after dinner really helped with my sweets cravings.

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Damn this tea smells exactly like the real thing. I can just close my eyes and imagine that I’m about to take a bite of my mother’s strawberry rhubarb crumble. The taste is surprisingly authentic as well, as I can clearly taste the sweet strawberries and the tart rhubarb on my tongue, although I keep thinking it should be sweeter. There’s even a slightly spicy hint of the ‘crumble’ part of the dessert though it’s pretty mild compared to the fruit flavours. I agree with the other people who said that this tea would be improved with a different base though, as I’m not sure the white tea really does much for this blend.

EDIT: Not bad on the resteep (@5:30) either though the cinnamon-y/bakey notes are stronger with the fruit flavours playing a lesser role.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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this is not a tea i get excited about. and i could blame the hibiscus, but hibiscus or no hibiscus, i really i just think this tea is not very interesting. the scent doesn’t even really interest me. nothing about it draws me in. but it will probably be nice in the summer. and i do love cinnamon. so i see that as a perk.

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this is the best best best white tea i’ve had!
definitely beats out davids strawberry rhubarb parfait – more warm spice and barely-there tart hibiscus.
the cinnamon is so lovely and comforting, but you still have that nice light frutiness from the strawberry, and a bit of zing from the hibiscus (basically acting as the rhubarb).
wonderful! definitely one to stock up on, a bit on the expensive side with the white tea and everything, but so so worth it.
thank goodness it’s a permanent online exclusive! <3

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
KeenTeaThyme

I’ve been tempted on this, even though I don’t like a lot of white teas. This description makes it sound scrumptious though! :)

partea

if you like fruity/warm flavours, it is so worth it! next time you feel like splurging for something new ;)

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1 heaping TB for 450mL water plus 1 packet of stevia (equals 2tsp sugar)

YUM.

Real freeze-dried strawberries. Decent white tea. Rhubarb. Lovely. Tastes like it sounds, and tastes like it smell.s

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 45 sec
Michelle Butler Hallett

And best of all, provided you don’t steep it too long: no horrid hibiscus taste!

TeaEqualsBliss

SOunds awesome!

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