I have had this tea a few times now and each time I readied myself to write a review. However, that never really panned out…until now. Unfortunately, seeing as I am on the last of the leaf, it seems there is not the usual balance of ingredients. This is actually most notable in the color of the tea which usually looks as if it has two layers: the more clear white tea on top with the purplish-pink liquid beneath. Today I am guessing my leaf lacked the hibiscus needed to give the purplish-pink hue and so it looks like mug of plain white tea.
Luckily, the flavor doesn’t seem too affected. There is a candied strawberry flavor faintly floating in the mug that I noticed first, probably because I worried it would not be there given the lack of color. However, more prominent is the buttery hay notes of the white tea base. The apple and melon play off the base tea and create a rounder mouthfeel and velvety fruit flavor that helps sell the concept of a strawberry tea. One thing I will say is the hibiscus usually helps to create a more natural strawberry taste by providing just a little bit of tart and without it, the strawberry is more muted and reminiscent of strawberry flavoring as opposed to the fruit itself.
Ultimately I think White Strawberry is a pretty accurate name. It’s white tea. It’s strawberry. Just a simple name for a simple, yet enjoyable tea.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Flavored White Tea
Where to Buy: CitizenTEA
Sweet and juicy. Antioxidant-rich and nutrient-packed. Burns fat and boosts short term memory. Say what? That’s right. Topping the charts as one of the tastiest superfoods around is strawberry. So the reasons why you can find strawberry paired with almost any food is obvious. And our favourite pair of all? Strawberries and tea. Crisp, light, and extraordinarily strawberry, our Strawberry White is blended with fresh apple, sweet currant and a bright white tea. The perfect combination for a fresh-from-the-garden taste.