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.