Queen's Choice

Tea type
Black Green Blend
Ingredients
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Flavors
Bitter, Strawberry
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Edit tea info Last updated by Sil
Average preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 15 sec 13 oz / 375 ml

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  • “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
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    Rarity 466 tasting notes
  • “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
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    rachel12610 1938 tasting notes
  • “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
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    Silaena 4942 tasting notes
  • “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
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From Riston

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)
Tea blend:
Ceylon leaf black and green tea, cornflower petals, safflower petals, flavour: strawberry.

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7 Tasting Notes

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466 tasting notes

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.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML
Sil

This is a totally different tea to me than what we had at the tea festival…

Raritea

I completely agree! It was so flavourful- glad that it isn’t just me who noticed it.

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1938 tasting notes

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. Maybe this may be better iced?

Sil

haha no idea.. the tea seems totally different than what we tried at the toronto tea festival. we really liked it there and even when i tried it, i was like PASS

VariaTEA

Maybe they sweetened it or prepared it in a particular way that highlighted the tasty flavors and hid the bad? Or maybe they had a surplus if this they wanted to get rid of so they served a better tea in order to convince you to buy it :P

Sil

no idea… the first year we did the festival we almost bought this one…then this year we did… oh well, it was relatively cheap lol

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4942 tasting notes

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.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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1700 tasting notes

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 timolino!)

Thanks Sil for letting me try it out! It sounded like it SHOULD be good.
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Sil

hmmmm i’ll have to get this to kittenna and raritea and see if what we bought is somehow different than what we tasted at the festival…if so, i’m going to be annoyed…

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1991 tasting notes

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.

Sil

Booooooo on the upside, de, one more tea from all the teas to not try again lol. Pretty sure Kittenna, raritea and I tried this at the tea festival and enjoyed it….but that being said, we haven’t had it yet lol

whatshesaid

Hahaha! Dear lord what was Sil trying to do to you?!

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