Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea. I have tried the Strawberry White tea from SpecialTeas in the past, but that was quite a few years ago, and I don’t know how similar this will be to my memory of that one. I remember enjoying that Strawberry White quite a bit, but after reading some of the tasting notes on here… I am thinking maybe it isn’t the same tea! We shall see… we shall see.
No no no… this is NOT the same strawberry that I remember… Perhaps they changed their recipe somewhere down the line? I guess we really will never know since SpecialTeas no longer exists.
This isn’t bad exactly, that is to say, it’s not the worst stuff I’ve ever tasted. It is drinkable and I can finish the cup… but, it isn’t something I’d brew again.
And I’m kind of shocked, really. Because my memory of the strawberry white from SpecialTeas was that of a really delicious strawberry flavored white tea, and this tastes nothing like I remember. It tastes oddly floral, and normally, I’m all for floral notes, but here they taste bitter and sharp. Almost soapy. Almost.
Now that I am sipping more of it… I don’t know if I will finish the cup. I’m liking this less the more I sip on it.