The good: I LOVE black teas (most of them anyway), but I had been disappointed with most of DT’s flavoured blacks in the last few years – most tasted of fruits and whatnot, and I could barely notice it being a black tea, if not for a hint of richness. This one doesn’t hide the tea as a background afterthought, you can fully taste the black tea, and it makes me so happy! Though slightly bitter, it’s not overly so as as to be unpleasant. Strawberry pairs quite well with the tea – I would easily imagine the 2 flavours marrying much better if tied by some added sugar, but I have a rule of never sweetening my teas. If you’re into adding sweetener, this tea might be even better for you!
The bad: I’m very mixed about the strawberry flavour. Part of it feels quite genuine, and part of it feels fake as hell. You know, like these overly sweet, puffy, pinkish strawberry-flavoured marshmallow candies? I can taste that, and it throws me off a bit.
But hey, black tea! I’m happy.
(For those wondering, the black tea itself feels like a regular breakfast blend, but of good quality.)