Monday, March 9, 2009


Tea: Strawberry
Vendor: Adagio Teas
Price: $6.00 / 4 oz
Vendor Description: Historians believe that the name 'strawberry' comes from an Old English tradition of placing straw on the ground around this fruit, preventing slugs and other insects from enjoying a free lunch. Once you try our delicious Strawberry Tea, you're sure to see why they were so protective. Combining the succulent taste of sweet strawberries with bright Ceylon black tea, this is a treat you'll keep for yourself!

Leaf: The leaf is a very black colored tea. It has a few small green leafy bits to the mix and a very strong strawberry aroma to it. There are a few small dried fruit bits in the mix as well. The leaf looks like smallish orthodox leaf.

1st Infusion Parameters: 3g, 5 oz, 208F, 5 min

1st Infusion: The tea has a dark chocolaty brownish red hue to it. There is a strawberry aroma to the tea that is masked by the boldness and intensity of the black tea. The flavor is rich and smooth. It is just strong enough to add a little bit of bitterness to the tea. There however is not much strawberry flavor to be found in the tea, just in the aroma. Aside from the aroma component I would be inclined to believe that this was just a plain black tea if this were served to me. It finishes with no astringency though.

Rating: 5/10

Conclusion: Nothing spectacular here, yet no major faults either. The strawberry flavor could stand to be more significant and intense, but at it's price it's not a bad offering. It's a very standard feeling flavor from Adagio though.

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