drank Strawberry Slender by Teavana
10 tasting notes

Okay. I went to Teavana (right around the corner from my place) for the first time. After smelling a bunch of teas that didn’t make any real impression and after complaining about the 50g limit on their loose teas, the “nice” guy at the counter gave me a “free” sample of this to try.

It’s brewing right now…

First of all, let me just say that I do not enjoy Teavana. Or at least the one near my house. 50g limit? WTF? So I countered with… Hey did you know that Davids has an ADVENT CALENDAR??? Like, you can try a bunch of teas every day to see if you like them. He said it was snappy marketing. I said, they must really love their customers…

Anyhow, I asked for 50g of three different teas. He gave me 60g, 80g and 70g of three different teas… guess he doesn’t mind me paying more, does he!?? ARGH.

Anyhow, back to this tea.

The liquor is a very dark, amber colour and smells distinctly of strawberry. I really like pu’erh based flavoured tea, so I am really looking forward to taking the first sip and really really hope that I taste strawberries. Right now it looks like coffee and smells like dessert. Not too bad a combo in my books. We’ll see how it tastes… here goes…

CRAP! I brewed it too long.

It’s fruity, but the base really over-powers it quite a bit. I like it, but I need milk and sugar to make this work, I think.

I think I will like this tea if I don’t mess it up next time. I will log this again on my second attempt.

205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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