drank Strawberry Bloom by DAVIDsTEA
2221 tasting notes

So far this is really pretty, and I’m enjoying sitting here watching it bloom. However, the strawberry flavour smells the same as all the other DavidsTea strawberry teas I’ve tried – the white one that’s in stores right now, Strawberry Shortcake, and Strawberry Ginger.

Brewed, this smells more like strawberries, which is a bit of a relief.

Taste-wise? Meh. It’s very weak, even though I only used about 750ml water to brew this. I want a strawberry tea to drink with milk and sugar, that is pretty much just black tea and strawberry. So while the novelty is A+, the tea itself is not the strawberry tea I’m looking for!

Well, not that I was really expecting it to be. But I remained hopeful.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more
Cavocorax

I’m no expert but I think flowering teas are generally pretty weak because you leave the tea in there so long. That being said, I’ve only had Jasmine flowering teas so maybe that’s just how those ones are designed.

OMGsrsly

It was better after an hour or so, but meh. Pretty, not something I’d want to drink every day. I still have the Jasmine one from Verdant to try.

Chizakura

Well at least you had the amusement of it being pretty, even if the taste itself was disappointment :)

OMGsrsly

Yes! It was very pretty. And I did drink all the tea. Just not quite what I wanted! :)

Kittenna

The blooming teas from DT are about the only ones I have very, very little interest in purchasing and trying myself. I’m still not sure quite why.

OMGsrsly

I probably won’t buy any more. The novelty/expense/taste mean they really aren’t worth it to me. Besides. I’ve found a much less expensive strawberry tea. :)

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Cavocorax

I’m no expert but I think flowering teas are generally pretty weak because you leave the tea in there so long. That being said, I’ve only had Jasmine flowering teas so maybe that’s just how those ones are designed.

OMGsrsly

It was better after an hour or so, but meh. Pretty, not something I’d want to drink every day. I still have the Jasmine one from Verdant to try.

Chizakura

Well at least you had the amusement of it being pretty, even if the taste itself was disappointment :)

OMGsrsly

Yes! It was very pretty. And I did drink all the tea. Just not quite what I wanted! :)

Kittenna

The blooming teas from DT are about the only ones I have very, very little interest in purchasing and trying myself. I’m still not sure quite why.

OMGsrsly

I probably won’t buy any more. The novelty/expense/taste mean they really aren’t worth it to me. Besides. I’ve found a much less expensive strawberry tea. :)

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