Creeping astringency but not very pronounced. Black and green tea flavours are blended nicely. A more pronounced black tea taste would go better with the lighter strawberry flavour. Overall, a bit thin tasting and dilute.
“Creeping astringency but not very pronounced. Black and green tea flavours are blended nicely. A more pronounced black tea taste would go better with the lighter strawberry flavour. Overall, a bit...” Read full tasting note
“Thank you for sharing *Sil* but this tastes kind of like what I'd imagine strawberry potpourri or strawberry perfume to taste like. Not my favourite but I am always happy when I can try new things....” Read full tasting note
“So i finally got around to trying this one the other day, expecting the worst lol However, it's actually not that bad. This is not quite the same tea that we had at the tea festival in my opinion...” Read full tasting note
“Yep. This tastes bitter to me too. I don't dig it so I'm dumping the last half out of my cup and filling it up with Whispering Pine's North Winds! (which was waiting in reserve in my...” Read full tasting note
The splendour of this unique blend of black and green tea provides an exquisite and full-bodied taste, fine aroma with delicate notes of garden strawberry and safflower creates an exceptional combination of a truly Royal tea. (Medium leaf, FBOP)
Ceylon leaf black and green tea, cornflower petals, safflower petals, flavour: strawberry.
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So i finally got around to trying this one the other day, expecting the worst lol However, it’s actually not that bad. This is not quite the same tea that we had at the tea festival in my opinion but i’m wondering if that’s because they added sugar or something to it. Brewed as a GREEN tea, this works out nicely with a strawberry flavour that comes through. If the others brewed this as a black then i for sure see how this would have turned bitter and foul.
However, that being said, this isn’t the lovely tea that we had at the tea festival. That was one light and fruity and delicious. this one is..ok.
So, this is the first tea I pulled from the blends sent to me by the lovely Sil in our swap. I picked out three I wanted, and gave her free reign on sending whatever else and this is one of the things she sent. It’s something I’d have never picked for myself so I was hoping I’d be pleasantly surprised.
It seems a lot like the Prince of Wales blend I had from The Metropolitan Tea Company, just with strawberry flavour instead of currant. I didn’t particularly care for PoW but this smells pretty good so I was being open minded. I cold brewed it, and strained it this morning for work.
Unfortunately; this is foul. Basically it tastes like seaweed, rotten strawberry, and sludge. I literally gagged after my first sip. So, of course I dumped it. Sadly it’s not a sipdown; but I only have enough left for one small hot cup so I’m skeptically hopeful that the hot cup will be a bit better.
I’m gonna call it though: I’m thinking this just wont be for me.