Honestly another tea that I love but had sort of forgotten about in the slew of other newer DT blends that have pulled my attention away from some of the past ones. I made this one up as a morning cuppa just hot and plain – though I always, always crush the juniper berries in my measured out tea leaf before steeping. Gives you that extra pine-y kick in flavour, which i find important to offsetting the otherwise super fruit dominant cup.
The strawberry is just so jammy – like a very good compote that you’d spoon on something like waffles or French toast. You get some tartness from the hibiscus, but it’s primarly just dense and coating. I love packed in, super strong fruit notes in a black tea like this – the body of the base only adds to that feeling, as well. It can get to feel a little much by the end of a whole cup, but that’s what things like the botanical in the blend and that pine-y juniper are for – to offset that dominant strawberry and add other flavours to pull interest/attention and lighten up the cup.
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