Strawberries & Cream

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Strawberry
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Robin
Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 0 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “I really enjoy the flavors in this tea, but it’s only good for one or two brews. On first brew, it has a charming pinky-rose color that’s just so #aesthetic but it’s very pale upon the second...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I got this half off along with the coconut oolong for free-the frequent steeper points majorly helped. I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I really liked the smelly dryleaf and brewed, and did...” Read full tasting note
  • “This was my first cup of tea in a long while, since I prefer other drinks in the summer. Honestly, it tasted like a watered down Strawberry Shake (one of DT’s green teas). Looks like I didn’t know...” Read full tasting note
  • “(DavidsTea 57) Very mixed thoughts here. My first cup was nice. My second cup tasted like vomit. My third cup, I couldn’t place for the life of me, but it tasted like a sweetened hibiscusy but...” Read full tasting note
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How it tastes
Strawberry & light cream flavours with a rich and smooth texture.

When we came up with this tea, we had fresh strawberries on the brain. And what goes best with berries? A big dollop of cream, of course. This fruity & creamy tea is the result of blending milky oolong with luscious strawberries – for a flavour that’s perfectly sweet & smooth. The scent alone will bring you back to afternoons with whipped cream and strawberries swoon.

What makes it great

Inspired by Italian soda, a sweet & refreshing carbonated beverage that originated in the USA.

Milky oolongs are loved for their creamy & milky flavour, originally crafted by a specific cultivar known for that characteristic taste.

The strawberries & cream flavour profile dates back to Henry VIII.

Oolong tea, Apple, Hibiscus, Milky oolong tea (Oolong tea, natural flavouring with lactose), Natural (strawberry, cream) flavouring, Strawberry, Quinoa, Stevia extract.

$9.98 per 50g

About DAVIDsTEA View company

DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.

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I really enjoy the flavors in this tea, but it’s only good for one or two brews. On first brew, it has a charming pinky-rose color that’s just so #aesthetic but it’s very pale upon the second brewing, and the tang from the hibiscus is really reduced, as are most of the fruity notes. It’s still drinkable, but it’s not nearly as rewarding as the 2nd or even 3rd brew of the coconut oolong I picked up at the same time. This saddens me, because I really appreciate being able to stretch my tea through multiple pots while working. It’s not the measuring out fresh tea that bothers me, it just feels wasteful to toss it after one pot…but that might be a ME problem?

Anyhow, I find this tea really pleasant to drink, and will drink all 100g I bought, I just wish it translated to more pots of tea. Given all the chunky fruit in this blend, it didn’t even fill the tea canister completely- by comparison, I could only fit 50-70g of the coconut oolong in the same size canister.

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1313 tasting notes

I got this half off along with the coconut oolong for free-the frequent steeper points majorly helped.

I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I really liked the smelly dryleaf and brewed, and did an experimental sessions western. I steeped it up in my french press with about 6 ish grams for a good 12 oz serving, and half of it was poured over ice, and the other half hot. It’s better iced for sure, but I could taste more of the individual flavors hot.

It’s insanely fruity, but like Kittena and Roswell note, there’s a clash between the hibiscus and milk oolong. Icing it helps clear up that clash, but the grassy buttery notes clash with the drying fruity ones of the hibiscus. Oddly enough, the milk oolong actually bugged my taste buds more than the hibiscus…which is a first since I am usually picky with hibiscus. The fake milk flavoring might have gotten to me. I think the tea might have been better if either they held off on the hibiscus and leaned more into the dessert qualities of berries and cream, or if they used a more natural tasting oolong and vanilla flavoring instead with the hibiscus.

I’m holding off on rating, but it’s going to be a great ice tea for the heat waves.

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117 tasting notes

This was my first cup of tea in a long while, since I prefer other drinks in the summer. Honestly, it tasted like a watered down Strawberry Shake (one of DT’s green teas). Looks like I didn’t know what to say the last time I tried it either. Third time’s the charm? I won’t even rate this right now.

Flavors: Strawberry

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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(DavidsTea 57)

Very mixed thoughts here. My first cup was nice. My second cup tasted like vomit. My third cup, I couldn’t place for the life of me, but it tasted like a sweetened hibiscusy but creamy herbal on an oolong base. I was not able to figure out what it was until I checked the bags I’d set aside. I found that interesting – and it definitely speaks to the fact that strawberry is not the dominant flavour here, because of the hibiscus. I think the inclusion of hibiscus was a miss here; this blend would have been infinitely more successful without it, but with some heavier strawberry flavouring.

I’ll probably pick up another 50g just to play around with, and because I enjoyed the resteeps of this as the oolong is decent quality, but this missed the mark for me.

ETA: I’ve still rated it fairly well, but I feel like this concept had the potential to be in the 95+ range for me.

Shanie O Maniac

Awww, this makes me sad. I wanted to try this. I’ve wanted a good strawberrys and cream tea for some time but with the hibi I think I’ll pass.

Kittenna

Other reviews I’ve seen have also been mixed, though trending positive. If you’re wanting strawberries + cream on an oolong base, then I’d say this is worth a try – but be very cautious on the infusion time to keep the hibby tamed. If you just want strawberries + cream on any base, I probably wouldn’t bother.

I think I may have oversteeped my second (gross) cup, but even the resteep wasn’t great, so perhaps it was the particular ingredient mix I scooped out.

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11866 tasting notes

Another new tea – it’s in some Valentine’s Day kits and things, but otherwise it’s currently exclusive to this first Spring subscription box!

DT has done strawberry and cream profiles before – Strawberry Fields immediately comes to mind as an example of that. It’s been a while though, and I like that this is on an oolong tea base because I haven’t really seen that a whole lot before from DT or otherwise. What I think is really cool about this blend is that it’s a milk oolong tea base, so in addition to the sweet cream flavouring you get an added layer of velvety creamy oolong as well – making for a blend where you can actually taste the oolong used in it quite distinctly. It’s a cool way to play into the natural flavour notes of the tea base that’s been used. That milky/creamy silkiness is my favourite part of this blend.

The strawberry is nice but not nearly as cool to me – though you can’t really have a strawberries and cream without there being any strawberry, can you? It’s similar to strawberry flavours we’ve seen in other tea blends from DT before – at this moment Strawberry Moringa is coming to mind, but not at the same intensity. Similar just slightly under ripe but sweet strawberry notes though. I don’t like the use of hibiscus here; I understand it’s meant to add a level of acidity to make the strawberry come off as especially juicy and flavourful but to me it sometimes just feels a bit sharp. It also means I can’t add milk to the tea either, and that’s sad for me.

It’s one of those things where, in using the hibiscus, you get what is arguably a more “accurate” strawberry flavour because real, fresh strawberries do have a slight pop of acidity to that. However, at least personally, when I see something is “strawberries and cream” flavoured I don’t know that I necessarily expect the most natural/accurate strawberry flavouring? Like, I’m craving the super lux and creamy “Strawberry Campino” yogurt candies or a thick, double churned strawberry ice cream. Those do not have that pop of acidity, and that’s my personal preference for this flavour profile.

So for those reasons I enjoy this tea, but it’s not likely to be a cupboard staple for me any time soon either.

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts and feelings regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

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