Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait

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Fruit Herbal Blend
Apple, Beet Root, Carrot, Hibiscus, Raisins, Strawberry
Strawberry, Tangy, Tart, Yogurt, Rhubarb, Sour, Vanilla, Apple, Hibiscus, Pleasantly Sour, Creamy, Fruity, Pastries, Berry, Cream, Sweet, Berries, Almond, Jam
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195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec 9 g 16 oz / 477 ml

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  • “I used to love this stuff when I first started on Steepster almost a year ago. Now I think it’s just o.k., nothing special. There are way better caffeine free options out there. This one is just...” Read full tasting note
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  • “First cold brew in my Mason Jar mug. It was so easy to just pull out the infuser when the tea was ready. I honestly love this teaware. As for the tea, nothing new to report. It is rhubarb tart with...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Ok, so I was pretty skeptical of this tea. Mostly because bleh, hibiscus. But hey, it’s supposed to be Strawberry Rhubarb, so the tartness should be appropriate, and I like...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Wow. This tea totally took me by surprise and bowled me over! I’m getting sweet sugary strawberry, a bunch of tart rhubarb and buttery crumbly crust goodness. It smells and tastes exactly...” Read full tasting note
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The ancient Chinese used it in medicine. The medieval Europeans traded for it along the Silk Road. And today we love it in pies, sauces, muffins or just plain, dipped in a little sugar. But the best way to eat rhubarb is with sweet, ripe strawberries. Like in this refreshingly fruity, deep red tisane. It tastes as bright and juicy as a fresh-picked berry, with a tart rhubarb punch and a subtle hint of yogurt creaminess. We love it hot or iced, or as the base for sweet, zippy sangria. Now that’s a beautiful thing. Caffeine-free.

Ingredients: Apple, hibiscus, raisins, carrot, yogurt bits, beetroot, strawberry, rhubarb, artificial flavouring*.

Allergens: dairy

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345 tasting notes

Tart strawberry dessert tea makes me want to add milk. Milk will curdle if hibiscus is in it. My son and i did a small experiment: we cold brewed one and iced one, the milk added to the cold brew did not curdle and the one brewed hot and iced did. There is still the possibility that one had more hibiscus than the other and could effect the curdling.

Tart sweet strawberries and creamy yogurt bits, My son thinks we should get more but I’m not sure because any time I give a choice he never chooses this one.

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This tea was on my to-buy list every time I went to DavidsTea but I always backed out last minute because I was never sure I would like it. I hate hate hate hibiscus, and the thought of drinking a tart tea (despite my love for strawberry) would surely prevent me from enjoying this tea.

Yeah, I was wrong. There are some teas that from the very first sip, you get that pleasurable tingling all down your spine because it’s THAT good. You all know the feeling, right? I’m not crazy? Okay.

It’s all strawberry and rhubarb goodness with a creamy finish. A re-steep of the leaves is not so bad, either. Would definitely recommend to those who like strawberry yogurt!

Flavors: Cream, Strawberry, Tart

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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29 tasting notes

This tea made me so angry because I really wanted to like it. It smelled delicious but unfortunately the hibiscus took over. I do not think the rhubarb really helped either because the after-taste is so darn tart. Ugh, I really don’t like tangy tea. Sorry. The smell is so creamy though, and I may actually go on a mission to find a strawberries and cream tea. That actually sounds good!

Flavors: Hibiscus, Rhubarb, Strawberry

200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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31 tasting notes

My new favourite tea… by a long-shot.

I can’t get over how well the sweetness of the strawberry and creaminess of the yogurt blends with the tanginess/tartness of the rhubarb. Sooooooo yummmmmy!

It tastes absolutely wonderful hot or iced. I can’t decide which way I like better!!

EDIT: After having this tea for a while, I’ve come to the conclusion that I really don’t like it as much as I thought. I still love it iced, however I think I’m starting to detest it hot. I took one sip of it today and dumped the whole cup down the drain. I just can’t take the hot water and extreme tart mix anymore. Is it still a good tea? Yes. Worth a 100 rating? No, not in my eyes (at least not anymore.) Also my taste in tea is changing. I think the fact that this is a herbal throws me off a bit… I like to know that I’m actually drinking some type of REAL tea leaves.

Oh well, I’d still absolutely recommend it iced to anyone! But I’ve changed the rating from 100 to 80. No longer a favourite of mine. :/

Flavors: Creamy, Strawberry, Sweet, Tangy, Tart

195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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So, I’ve been wanting to try this again since I am searching for more decaf teas. Darby graciously sent me a sample in our last swap! :D
The first time I over-steeped it (of course >>), by like 4 minutes so it was super sour. Drank it down anyway and then re-steeped.
It was MUCH better!
The strawberry and yogurt flavors were creamy and meshed together so well. It was so naturally sweet and flavorful. It really was done well.
The only problem I have is that I’m scared to buy some because I’m not a huge strawberry fan. I like the yogurt and cream flavors. That makes it so much better. I’m just not sure I would want a 50g bag of it, even though I really really wanna love it. Does that make sense? Probably not…
Maybe I will just have to get it for my frequentsteeper points…If they actually let me cash those in haha!
Anyway, it’s a really good tea, I just need to love strawberries more, and it would be a staple in my collection probably! At least for some time!
Thanks for the sample, Darby!

Flavors: Cream, Creamy, Sour, Strawberry, Sweet, Yogurt


You’re welcome!

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513 tasting notes

Here I am again. I’m sorry I haven’t updated, but I also haven’t been drinking much in the way of tea, although that’s a lie because I have been drinking iced tea. No excuses.

Actually, I’m just hear to say that this tea is terrible iced. It tastes like strawberry yogurt milky water, and I never want to be made to feel I’m drinking watery yogurt. It’s ok though, because this used up my entire sample, so onwards and upwards, I guess. I’m going to be tossing what’s left in the pticher (which is pretty much all of it actually), but ’aint nobody got time for bad tea, I say.

carry on, folks. Let this week end.


You can’t know until you try it…or someone else tries it first!


I agree about bad tea. My friend drinks everything and says she just can’t throw away bad stuff. Thank goodness we do not have that problem. Life is too short!


Oh god I know. I keep reading about people who choke down awful sip down after awful sip down and I’m like waaaaahhh why are you doing this to yourself?!?!?!


just thinking about what that had to taste like makes me a bit queasy!


I agree about bad tea. Why force yourself to drink something you don’t like? If it was a pizza with something on it that you discovered you didn’t like, you’d pick that off too instead of forcing yourself to eat it, wouldn’t you? I don’t understand what the difference is. Out with it, either to the bin or to someone else.


Yes I totally agree. And people may think it’s wasteful, but I also think needlessly assaulting my tastebuds is wasting tastebud wattage on bad choices. Bad idea!


The wasteful argument doesn’t really fly with me. It’s also wasteful to force something down you don’t enjoy rather than give it to someone else who might enjoy it. And whether you toss it or struggle through it, the leaf is equally gone.

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Euck… watery yogurt drink. I’m glad you tossed that pitcher out.
(and yes… let this week end!)


“tastebud wattage” Hahahahah!!! I love it!


hahaha! yes, let this week be gone gone gone! also, ang, great argument about the leaves being equally gone.


I was considering trying to cold brew the rest of my sample. Thanks to you, I’ll pass! Yogurt water…blech


mj1851, I honestly don’t know how anyone could enjoy this one, but I suppose you just never know. It absolutely tastes like strawberry yogurt water, though. Maybe it’s better hot? or maybe you’ll cold brew it and fall in love LOL.

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I’m down with all of the above, especially the ‘no time for bad tea’ comment! That made me smile! With as much tea as most of us have in our cupboards, why let something undesirable take up residency? I think that’s really one of my favorite things about samples & tea trades, that we get to try something & ask, “Do I really need to buy this?”
Usually for me the answer is no, although occasionally I find something hoardworthy, LOL.


I feel the same way, Terri HarpLady. I have found a couple that I’ve gone out to buy, but mostly I just enjoy trying the things in the boxes and whatnot and just go from there. (Then again, I’m about to place a huge Butiki order as soon as I hear back from Stacy, and there have been a couple of others lately that I am enjoying and I want more of.)


It works better made hot and iced, IMO. But I’ve only had it in-store.


I agree OMG – I just make it hot and let it cool – put it in the fridge. I think you need the hot water to “melt” the yogurt bits.


I did make it hot and then added ice…ah well, can’t please ’em all, I guess.


Now I want to try it again to see if I get the yogurt-water taste! :)

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268 tasting notes

So, disclaimer: I’ve never had rhubarb so I have no idea how it’s supposed to taste. This smells like strawberries and cream candy, with a twist that keeps it from being cloyingly sweet. I’m guessing this is the smell of rhubarb. When sipped, there is a strawberry flavor that’s dominated by what I’m assuming is rhubarb. There’s a creaminess that lingers at the end of the sip. It’s nowhere near as sweet as it smells. If this is what strawberry rhubarb things taste like, then I’m a fan of strawberry rhubarb! Random thought, but this would be great with a butter cookie.
Thank you Virginia for this sample! Now that I’m trying all these David’s Teas, my taste buds are very happy but my wallet is about to be extremely sad.

Flavors: Cream, Strawberry

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

Rhubarb by itself is very tart. Think a crunchy celery stalk that makes you pucker like sour candy, only by itself it is not sweet at all. The flavor mostly comes from all of the added sugar … after cooking in down and adding a mountain of sugar the tart/bitterness goes away and it has a flavor of it’s own.


Oh yeah, strawberries and rhubarb cooked up on the stove with sugar…sooooo good


Am I the only one who would have raw rhubarb dipped in sugar as a kid? lol


My mom would cook it up on the stove with lots of sugar and some tapioca and would serve it as dessert that way. I know most people like it w/strawberries.

I did try it once raw.. and that was enough. I like tart/sour things, but this isn’t one of them :)


Virginia, I totally dipped raw rhubarb in sugar when I was a kid, that’s why I grow my own (actually it grows itself without any care, I get no credit for that!) I even like it raw without any sugar!


I’m trying to imagine what raw rhubarb with sugar might taste like. I can get how sweet and tart go together, but then add that crunch… can’t quite put it altogether :)


So good. SO GOOD. It’s kind of like putting cheeze whiz or peanut butter on celeri: weird texture, but DELICIOUS. Lol.

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An anytime tea

I enjoy the tea for its versatility. It’s not heavy nor it is too light. It’s just perfect for any day, any occasion.

One of those get up and go anywhere tea, just beckoning you to take it along on an adventure and explore something beautiful today, even if it just errands.

Books recommended to go with this tea are: Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier, Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine, The Annunciation of Francesca Dunn
by Janis Hallowell.

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Awww! Loved Girl With a The Pearl Earring, book AND movie!!

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We celebrated our 1-year wedding anniversary a couple weeks ago. :) My husband planned a surprise getaway to NYC, where we saw a new Broadway musical called “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.” It was hilarious! We also had dinner at a very nice Italian restaurant in Astoria, ate some awesome udon at Samurai Mama in Brooklyn, and walked over 40 blocks in a single day! We went to Chelsea Market and enjoyed green tea doughnuts and Nutella crepes. Then we walked all the way up Fifth Avenue to Central Park. I bought a tin of Mariage Frères tea from Bergdorf Goodman and tried on an expensive Diane von Furstenberg dress just for fun. Overall, it was an amazing mini-vacation (we were only there for 2 days). I’m the planner in the relationship, so it was especially fun and romantic that he planned this special trip for us. But the trip couldn’t be complete without a stop at DAVIDsTEA!

I ordered a to-go cup of this and asked that they add a small amount of agave. It was really good! I definitely tasted strawberry, sweetness, and something pie-like. It’s probably not something I would buy a large amount of, but I did really enjoy the cup. Now to decide if I should buy another Nordic mug, hmmm…


Happy anniversary! It sounds like you had a great getaway to celebrate!


Happy anniversary! NYC is awesome. :)


Thank you! We had a really great time. :)

Roswell Strange

Happy Anniversary, and many more to come! :)

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237 tasting notes

I love this tea. The yogurt put me off a bit at first but I am growing to enjoy it more and more. I find it well balanced. This is definitely good for those sweet cravings.

200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 8 OZ / 240 ML

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