Strawberry week continues. I woke up thinking strawberry black tea. What could I do?
Frisky strawberry top note, which varies from spot on strawberry to slightly false. The slightest touch of something green-tasting grounding it a bit, and then the black tea base.
I am not getting the creaminess. Not really.
The tea base is fine. Not particularly remarkable but fitting to the layered flavours. With flavoured black teas, especially with ones with fairly delicate flavours such as strawberry, I aspire to steeping closer to two minutes, which often turns into three. To my mind, that gives up the best flavour that the tea has to offer. More than that and it’s not a happy story.
The first time I tried this tea, I really enjoyed it. More so than today although I am enjoying this cup and will enjoy the second steep as well.
My point here is that I don’t think it is wise to drink different strawberry teas day after day. It becomes difficult to focus on the particular tea and evaluate it for what it is. Perhaps one’s tastebuds become jaded. Perhaps it is just time to move on and change things up a bit to appreciate what you have in your cup.
Second steeping. I think I may even enjoy this one more. The flavours have interacted more. The strawberry seems a bit more pronounced, with the imitation hint disappearing completely. It even seems a bit more creamy. Yay.
Flavors: Green, Strawberry