Tag: strawberry

Episode 117: Strawberry Lemonade

Teavana…you befuddle me sometimes. This strawberry lemonade blend, while tasty, also seems wholly unnecessary. Strawberry lemonade ain’t rocket science — strawberries plus lemons plus water plus sweetener. BAM! Done. No artificial flavors either.

So what makes this blend so special? Maybe it’s the addition of rosehips and lime. Maybe it’s the sunflower petals. Who knows? But I figure if you’ve got access to buy this at $7/2 oz., you can just go to the grocery store and pick up the actual ingredients. Your mileage may vary.

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Episode 151: Wildberries Iced Tea

Zoomdweebie’s Wildberries Iced Tea has a lot of berry flavor — blackberry, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, and more. I haven’t had an iced green tea since Austin, so this was a really refreshing change of pace.

Even with all the berries in this mix, they blend together pretty nicely! I really like that you can taste the different berries throughout each sip — strawberry and raspberry at the beginning, blackberry, blueberry and the others at the end. I’ve got a link to purchase this at Zoomdweebie’s, but soon you’ll be able to get this from the new Southern Boy Iced Teas website!

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Episode 156: Pu’erh Hazelberry

Adagio Teas’ Pu’erh Hazelberry has all the ingredients of a really decadent tea blend — deep earthy pu’erh, strawberries, and cocoa nibs (with some hazelnut and creme flavors to boot). Even the smell is rich and nutty with some juicy notes from the strawberry.

However…drinking this is another story. The pu’erh is musty and bland, with the other flavors not doing much else to elevate the taste. How can a tea that smells so good taste so bad? Nope, nope, NOPE.

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Episode 182: Cantaloupe and Berries

It’s July 1, and we’ve reached the halfway mark for The Year of Tea! To celebrate, I’m pouring up a big tall glass of iced tea courtesy of Southern Boy Teas. The flavor? Cantaloupe and berries.

This sencha green tea blend has a lot of berry flavor, and the butteriness of the green tea goes really well with the hint of cantaloupe. It’s just perfect for a hot summer day like today. Let’s toast to the second half of this tea discovery journey!

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Episode 183: Wild Berry Zinger

I’ll level with you — I’m getting a little tired of the overabundance of hibiscus in herbal teas. Specifically, I’m tired of the overabundance of hibiscus in this herbal tea — Celestial Seasonings’ Wild Berry Zinger.

Aside from the hibiscus flavor, the only thing that stands out is the sour, tangy orange aftertaste when hot. It really doesn’t taste too far off from Pomegranate Pizzazz. Or Tazo Passion. I will say this — it makes for a pretty tasty iced tea. So if you do pick this up, iced is the way to go.

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