drank Strawberry Cream by Teaopia
1712 tasting notes

So… apparently I am on a strawberry kick now.
I needed a non caffeinated night-time treat while at the mall with some friends… (how highschool do I sound… sheesh, I’m almost thirty now!) and tea was waist-line friendlier than yogen-fruz so thus I ended up at teaopia for the second time today.
Anyhow, this one is definitely on the bottom rung out of the three strawberry teas I’ve tried… however still a decent tea overall.
The berry flavour is lacking, but then I am also having trouble finding the rooibos. Hrm actually, I do get some tartness, which could be confusing the red part for me. Also, I added milk to this, because I wasn’t getting the “cream” part either.
Atleast I didn’t need to add any sugar. and it does taste creamier than I expected with the milk. Maybe if i tried it again, added a smidge of sugar and no milk… and sat down to properly savour this one it would make a stronger impression with me. I would give it a second chance, but not at my expense!

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!


Toronto (Mississauga, but I work in TO)



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