drank Spiced Fruit Cup by PostTea
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Day 18 of the PostTea advent. Sencha with strawberry, rhubarb and ginger. The name sounded quite autumnal to me, but the description suggests that it would actually be an ideal summer tea. The fruit flavours suggest that to me also, so we’ll blame this error of perception on me. I like the idea of this one, but there isn’t going to be any left come summer (at least, I really doubt it.) If it’s good, I might have to get more, because I can see this one working well iced.

It’s good. In actual fact, it reminds me a tiny bit of a Butiki blend – Eyes Wide Open, or something like that? I remember it being a strawberry/ginger blend. This has a very similar vibe – sweet, flavour-accurate strawberry (not artificial in the slightest), with the sour/tart rhubarb and a touch of warming heat from the ginger. It’s an excellent combination of flavours, and well balanced.

It uses PostTea’s standard green base – sencha – and it’s as smooth and sweet/vegetal as ever. It allows the flavours to shine without getting too much in the way, although the background vegetal flavour works well with the strawberry and rhubarb. It makes me think of allotments and vegetable patches. Green vegetables in the sun. Nice.

I’d happily drink this one again, and it may well be one I choose to repurchase at some point.

170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

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Hi :) I’m Sarah, and I live in Norfolk in the UK. My tea obsession began when a friend introduced me to Teapigs a good few years ago now. Since then, I’ve been insatiable. Steepster introduced me to a world of tea I never knew existed, and my goal is now to TRY ALL THE TEAS. Or most of them, anyway.

I still have a deep rooted (and probably life-long) preference for black tea. My all-time favourite is Assam, but Ceylon and Darjeeling also occupy a place in my heart. Flavoured black tea can be a beautiful thing, and I like a good chai latte in the winter.

I also drink a lot of rooibos/honeybush tea, particularly on an evening. Sometimes they’re the best dessert replacements, too. White teas are a staple in summer — their lightness and delicate nature is something I can always appreciate on a hot day.

I’m still warming up to green teas and oolongs. I don’t think they’ll ever be my favourites, with a few rare exceptions, but I don’t hate them anymore. My experience of these teas is still very much a work-in-progress. I’m also beginning to explore pu’erh, both ripened and raw. That’s my latest challenge!

I’m still searching for the perfect fruit tea. One without hibiscus. That actually tastes of fruit.

You’ve probably had enough of me now, so I’m going to shut up. Needless to say, though, I really love tea. Long may the journey continue!

My rating system:

91-100: The Holy Grail. Flawless teas I will never forget.

81-90: Outstanding. Pretty much perfection, and happiness in a cup.

71-80: Amazing. A tea to savour, and one I’ll keep coming back to.

61-70: Very good. The majority of things are as they should be. A pleasing cup.

51-60: Good. Not outstanding, but has merit.

41-50: Average. It’s not horrible, but I’ve definitely had better. There’s probably still something about it I’m not keen on.

31-40: Almost enjoyable, but something about it is not for me.

11-30: Pretty bad. It probably makes me screw my face up when I take a sip, but it’s not completely undrinkable.

0-10: Ugh. No. Never again. To me, undrinkable.


Norfolk, UK

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