Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Shanti Tea
Think of a big jucy strawberry covered in warm liquid chocolate. Sounds delicious, right? Now think of that taste captured in a warm cuppa black tea. Completely irresistible? We thought so too.
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Chocolate covered strawberries!
Forgive me a moment as I sit here and indulge in this yummy tea!
The aroma wafting from my teacup is that of chocolate and berry, with notes of earthy black tea. Shanti Tea has managed to capture the essence of chocolate covered strawberries in this Strawberry Seduction Black Tea quite well. It not only smells like a strawberry that has just been dunked in chocolate fondue, but, it also tastes like that chocolate enrobed strawberry has been liquefied and stirred into a cup of rich, satisfying black tea.
There is a nice amount of chocolate to this cup (sure, it could use more, but, then, that’s the chocoholic in me talking! As it is, it has a fair amount of chocolate, but, more chocolate always equals better), and the strawberry notes are not overpowered by the chocolate or the black tea. There is a good balance of flavors here.
The strawberry is sweet with a barely there tart note at the finish. (You know that little tingly feeling you get on your tongue after you’ve eaten a fresh, ripe berry? Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about.) It’s a very flavorful strawberry note, I like that it doesn’t taste like fake strawberry. The black tea is not overly assertive, but, it is strong enough to stand up and be tasted as I sip this tea. Strong … but not overpowering in any way.
Overall, this tea is a real winner – if you like chocolate covered strawberries, this is a tea you should try!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!