I must be in the minority here, but this tea just doesn’t cut it for me. I bought a small 25g bag and was completely intoxicated by the smell. That brittle… heavenly. Strawberries.. wasn’t really smelling much of them. And then there was that granola smell that came out of nowhere and surprised me. I looked back at the package to make sure I’d picked up the right tea. I had. So I shrugged and made a cup. That smell of buttery brittle went away almost completely once steeped, and it smelled like a caramel tart with strawberry topping, which wasn’t too bad but I was expecting more of a luscious, fruity taste with a buttery tone to it, like that of Buttered Rum. Alas, this was only the beginning of my disappointment.
The steeped tea wasn’t bad, it was actually quite good, but I could not get over that bitterness that began creeping in about a quarter way through the cup and got increasingly stronger and stronger until I couldn’t even finish it. With a quarter left to go, I just tossed the tea out. No more strawberries, no more creaminess (however faint it may have been).. it all became caramel and bitter.
I’m not a fan of the black tea base in this one. I think it could have been fantastic as an herbal.

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