90
drank Strawberry Vanilla by Coffee City USA
1303 tasting notes

A favorite for me. My husband bought a huge bag of this when Teavana closed its doors, trying to find a good substitute for Strawberry Slender. This isn’t exactly the same, but it’s the closest I have had.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
gmathis

Good strawberry teas are hard to find! I have been hoarding the last few bags of my favorite-ever brand (Traditions/Good Young Tea Co.) Somebody please ask me, “So are you ever going to get around to using them before they get way too stale?”

Shae

They really are! He bought me I think 5 different kinds to try, but I’m still searching for the perfect one.

ashmanra

I just tried Carol from Lupicia and it was great! Thinking about ordering their other strawberry vanilla black.

Shae

Oh I will try that one! Is the other one called Lume? I tried looking that one up too.

ashmanra

Shae: yes, that’s the one! I have had the chocolate strawberry puerh and it is very good. The chocolate is so strong it barely tastes like puerh, so that can go either way depending on how you feel about puerh.

Shae

That does sound good! I’ll add that one to my list too.

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gmathis

Good strawberry teas are hard to find! I have been hoarding the last few bags of my favorite-ever brand (Traditions/Good Young Tea Co.) Somebody please ask me, “So are you ever going to get around to using them before they get way too stale?”

Shae

They really are! He bought me I think 5 different kinds to try, but I’m still searching for the perfect one.

ashmanra

I just tried Carol from Lupicia and it was great! Thinking about ordering their other strawberry vanilla black.

Shae

Oh I will try that one! Is the other one called Lume? I tried looking that one up too.

ashmanra

Shae: yes, that’s the one! I have had the chocolate strawberry puerh and it is very good. The chocolate is so strong it barely tastes like puerh, so that can go either way depending on how you feel about puerh.

Shae

That does sound good! I’ll add that one to my list too.

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Lifetime student. Lover of books and paper and ink. Kitchen dweller. Aspiring herbalist, excessively proud cat lady, and tea fanatic. Thirty-something elder millennial. She/her.

I love flavored black teas most of all, always with cream and honey. I prefer to sweeten my tea as it seems to bring out the flavor. I enjoy floral and fruity teas, as well as flavored or scented ones. I’m not overly fond of green or white teas, but I’ve found a few that I enjoy.

I’m open to tea swaps and/or just sharing what’s in my tea cabinet! Please reach out if you see something I have that you’d like to try. I do my best to update my cupboard regularly.

It will take me longer than usual to get to the post office while we’re in the midst of this pandemic, but I would still love to send you something next time I’m out and about!

Favorites
Any and all black teas, smoky teas, raspberry, strawberry, red fruits, bergamot, chai spices, floral teas, caramel/toffee, jasmine, rose, vanilla, peaches, plums, valerian root, cinnamon, cardamom

Not a huge fan
Lime, white teas, green teas, artificial sweeteners, sarsaparilla, licorice, lemongrass, lavender, hot hibiscus, hibiscus in black tea blends

Rating Scale

1-20: By far, one of the worst teas I’ve tasted. I most certainly will not finish my cup and will likely “gift” the rest to my sweet husband, James, who almost always enjoys the teas I dislike (and vice versa).

21-49: This tea is not good but if I mix it with another tea or find another steeping method I might be able to finish it.

50-70: This one is just okay. I might drink it again if someone were to give it to me, but I probably won’t be buying more for myself.

71-79: This is a consistently good tea. It’s reliable but not necessarily special.

80-90: This one is a notch above the rest and I would gladly enjoy a cup of it any day of the week. I’ll likely be keeping this in my cupboard, but it isn’t one of my all-time favorites.

91-95: One small change and this tea would be perfect. I’ll definitely have a stash of this in my kitchen if you come over for tea.

96-100: No words can describe this tea. It’s an experience, an aha moment. Closed eyes, wide smile, encompassing warmth. Absolutely incredible. Perfect.

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