Zesty Strawberry from Tea & Tins. . . .

I have now had a couple of teas from Tea & Tins, one black tea, Miss Figgy, and two green teas, Spritz of Glitz and Zesty Strawberry (this tea). All have been nice enough teas, though of the three, I think this is the one I have least enjoyed.

Similarly to Spritz of Glitz this is a light and fruity tea with just a hint of a vegetal flavor coming from the base. Unlike Spritz of Glitz, which was a stonefruit tea, this is a strawberry blend with a “gentle zest of ginger”. A zest that is far too gentle for my liking since I am not tasting much ginger, if any at all. And though there is a fruity sweetness, it is more generic than distinctly strawberry.

Though there is nothing offensive in this tea, I do not find it all that memorable either. I enjoyed this cup well enough and I will try experimenting with the rest of the leaf I have, however, brewed according to Tea & Tin’s recommended steeping parameters, this tea is simply okay.

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Green
Where to Buy:  Tea & Tins

Ingredients: green tea, strawberry with a gentle zest of ginger.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!



Hey there! My name is Rachel. I’m a twenty-something from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who loves dogs and has a bit of an obsession with tea. As a child I hated the stuff since all I ever knew was Red Rose (no offense to Red Rose). However, a few years ago that all changed. I was on a diet and desperate for new flavors without adding calories and that’s when I turned to tea. I started off by going to DAVIDsTEA and Teavana for all their dessert-inspired flavors, and since I didn’t know any better, I bought 100 grams each of about twenty-something different teas. This was okay for the teas I liked but for those I didn’t I needed to find some way of getting rid of them.

Enter Steepster.com. This is where I met some incredible tea friends, discovered tea swaps, and learned of so many amazing tea companies. My desire to try all the teas grew and since joining three years ago I have tried over a thousand different teas. I have learned what ingredients I love and I have learned what flavors I don’t like. I determined my go-to brewing method is Western-style with no added milk or sweeteners, though I also enjoy cold brewing, iced teas, teapops, lattes, and smoothies. I have yet to brew gong-fu style but I hope to do so just as soon as I get the proper teaware to do it.

About a year ago, I actually stopped drinking tea but as my stash of over 200 teas started aging I decided I needed to respark my interest. I chose to take a 365 days of tea challenge on Instagram in which I post a new tea picture every day. So far it has been rather successful as I find myself drinking (and buying) more and more tea each day. Plus it enabled CuppaGeek to find me and invite me here to SororiTea Sisters.

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