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strawberry – The Year of Tea

Tag: strawberry

Episode 022: Kitchen Sink Tea

I was very intrigued by this green tea blend from Zoomdweebie’s. The base is green tea (banchan, I think), and there is a huge medley of over 20 flavors added. Since each blend has different quantities of flavors, each cup tastes different.

It’s a fairly good green tea, but the fruity flavors are the star here. Try it iced and you’ll really taste the depth and nuance of flavor. It’s a lot going on, but it actually works!

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Episode 032: Murmur

Chocolate teas can be super hit or miss (I mean, why not just drink hot cocoa, right?), but Handmade Tea has a winner here with their Murmur blend.

They’ve used flowery bai mu dan as a base, and added in freeze-dried strawberries and cacao nibs. The result is a nice, tasty cup without the heaviness or muddiness that you’d normally get from a chocolate tea. Best of all, you can probably get all these ingredients from Whole Foods and re-create the blend yourself! (Which is good since Handmade Tea doesn’t sell this blend anymore.)

Episode 060: Strawberry Misaki

Blooming teas are just as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palette. Picture this: an intricate ball of tea unfurling underwater to reveal a beautiful flower arrangement. Check out this time-lapse video of Teavana’s Strawberry Misaki “flowering”!

This particular flowering tea contains jasmine and lily, which play well with the delicate white tea. The strawberry flavor is very light, so try this with a bit of honey. Unfortunately, Teavana no longer sells this particular blooming tea. But I will be reviewing more of these in the future!

Episode 064: Azteca Fire

Teavana used to classify this as an “herbal” tea, but it’s really more like an exotic hot cocoa mix. There’s chocolate pieces, apple, strawberry, and chili.

Overall, it’s kind of a crappy cup of tea. Actually, it’s a crappy cup of hot cocoa too. The chili is basically nonexistent. I can kinda see why Teavana doesn’t sell this anymore. But if you want to give it a try for yourself, Mighty Leaf’s Mayan Chocolate Truffle is a great substitute.

Episode 072: Berry Basil Blast

I’m not really sure what to make of Teavana’s Berry Basil Blast. This is a discontinued blend from them — with good reason, honestly.

It’s another one of their “kitchen sink” blends, and it’s chock full of so many fruit inclusions that you barely taste the white tea or the basil. It tastes very similar to their Blueberry Kona Pop, except the basil imparts a slightly bitter aftertaste.