I am slowly working my way through the new spring tea collection from David’s. This tea was an immediate draw for me, I adore most strawberry teas and had high hopes for this one too. I have tried it several times so far and had mixed results. I think it has the potential to be a really nice tea, but I also think it can be a very finicky tea to brew. I find that it needs a bit of sweetening, but not too much sugar. I also think the base has the tendency to get a bitter if not steeped perfectly. The first time I steeped this I was pretty haphazard, and it didn’t go well for me. The next time I watched my steep time like a hawk, tossed in a bit of sugar and had a beautiful cup of black tea.
I do find that the strawberry is a sweeter strawberry, more akin to the old Sweet Strawberry flavour they used to have as a white. So this was a comforting, sweet berry more than a tart, refreshing berry note. (The cream flavouring may be adding to this as well though…)