Farmer’s Market Strawberry from Farmhouse Teas. . . .

Farmhouse Teas aka St Fiacre’s Farm Teas are among some of my favorites.  These teas are hand crafted and created with such love that you can literally taste the care in each sip.  I have been a fan of their teas for some time and belong to their monthly tea club.

Last month I received a sample of Farmer’s Market Strawberry along with my other goodies.  So far I have devoured the majority of the teas I’ve received from the Farmhouse Teas lineup and I couldn’t wait to try this one.

Brewed up my water at 180 and allowed the tea to steep for about three minutes.  The moment this tea started brewing you can smell the strawberries and a few of the other inclusions.  This tea blend consists of sencha green tea, strawberry leaf, rosehips, hibiscus, licorice root, lemon peel, rose petals and strawberries.  The look of this tea is just stunning and I was hoping the tea would taste as amazing as it looks.

Unfortunately for me, I think this tea has a bit more licorice root than I care for.  The rest of the tea is simply divine- green tea, strawberry, hibiscus, rose petals, etc but there is this bite that I keep getting and I have a feeling it is coming from the licorice root.  Normally licorice root doesn’t bother me too much but I think in this instant since the other flavors are delicate and tart, the licorice root is just shining.

If the licorice root wasn’t so dominant, this tea would be out of this world amazing.  The sweet and tart flavors play very well and provide this happy brew that just leaves you smiling.  I’m wondering if the licorice root was replaced with marshmallow root if I would like the blend more.

Regardless, I’m super happy I was able to try this blend and hope to try more Farmhouse Teas soon.  I’m eagerly awaiting my March package of tea goodies!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Green
Where to Buy: Farmhouse Teas
Description

Welcome to our FarmHouse Teas line! Earthy Sencha Green Tea paired with Oregon Strawberries straight from the local farmer’s market! This is the tastiest way to enjoy Oregon strawberries year around. This tea offers light strawberry notes followed by a hint of citrus. Great brewed hot but perfect for summer time iced tea brewing as well.

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Strawberry Blonde from Perkse Tea. . . .

I ordered these samples such a long time ago that I’ve been ripping them open without quite remembering their contents. This morning I ripped open “strawberry blonde” hoping it’d be some kind of strawberry-vanilla black tea, but it’s a strawberry green. Even though I prefer black tea in the morning, I was committed.

This is an adorable number! What a light, sweet blend! The green is a tingling non-vegetal one, which allows the sweet strawberry to hop into the limelight. This flavor is so rich that it tastes like this tea should have calories.

(Speaking of which, why does anyone drink apple or orange juice when they could just drink flavored tea? Or herbal tea? Don’t they know how easy tea is on calories? Straight tea without sugar/honey/whatever is ZERO WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS, guys.)

This is supposed to taste like a strawberry crumble, but I’m not getting anything that tastes like a graham cracker or granola. That said, I don’t particularly care about it being a crumble. I think this stands on its own as just a nice strawberry experience. I suspect that it’d be pretty good iced, too.

I’m a brunette, but I feel pretty included in this blend!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy:  Perkse Tea
Description

❤ A deliciously light green tea with smooth traces of strawberry delight! We source our strawberries from Niagara Region in the province of Ontario.

Our luxury loose leaf teas are carefully blended & packaged by hand within 24 hours prior to shipping. We source directly from farmers/cultivators/tea merchants. Our teas are packaged in an air tight resealable pouch to ensure freshness.

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Strawberry Shake from DAVIDsTea. . .

 

I have been (im)patiently waiting for DAVIDsTEA to come out with some new “summery” teas. It has finally happened! Yay! So their new collection they’re calling “Malt Shop” and all the teas are based off of ice cream. They not only have ice cream themed teas, but new tea tins and mugs with ice cream print on them. Talk about cute! I definitely went all out during my DAVIDsTEA shopping spree, and I am happy I did because I am loving the teas!

The first one I tried was Strawberry Shake. It is described as a green tea with strawberry and yogurt flavor. The initial thought that came to my head when I saw the description and smelled the tea was that this is a caffeinated version of Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait. However, this tea was not tart and does not contain hibiscus (phew!). So thankfully, in taste, there was no comparison to Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait.

The dry leaf’s smell does remind me of a strawberry milkshake. However, once steeped, it smells like fresh cut up strawberries. Seriously, if I closed my eyes and smelled the steeped tea I would likely say “hey, is someone cutting up some strawberries in here?” It is very realistic. I don’t know if I like the name “strawberry shake” for this tea, though. It more so reminds me of the strawberry syrup that you would drizzle on your sundae. You know, that syrup that has real strawberries in it? That stuff is good. Well, thats what this tea reminds me of. So, even though it doesn’t live up to the milkshake “vibe” that DAVIDsTEA is trying to give off, the tea itself is still good.

I feel like the “yogurt” part that was mentioned in the description was totally lost. It definitely lost its way and probably wont be coming back. I really didn’t get a yogurt flavor, unfortunately. Which is probably why I didn’t think that the tea resembled a milkshake at all. If I was to do this tea over for DAVID’s I think I would have added some freeze-dried ice cream pieces or white chocolate. It needed another creamy component in order to be considered ice cream, in my humble opinion.

Otherwise, I did like this tea. Even though I don’t think it lived up to it’s name does not mean it wasn’t good. It is definitely worth a try especially if you like strawberry. Even though I won’t be buying more, I will happily drink up the rest of my tin-full.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:   Green Tea
Where to Buy:  DAVIDsTea
Description

Shake up your sipping with this creamy blend of green tea, strawberry and yogurt.

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Green Treasures from Gypsy Soul Tea

With having such a stressful work week, I grabbed this tea hoping it would be comforting and soothing.

First thing I noticed was the amazing dry scent the leaves had. Tropical with a hint of strawberry.

Brewed up and allowed to steep for about 4 minutes, this tea yielded a gorgeous brew that was a lovely golden color. I allowed the tea to cool for a few minutes and sat back, holding the cup, enjoying the moment.

My first sip yielded a faintly flavored green tea that left me wanting another sip.  There was also a mouth drying factor as well. What was really nice about this tea blend is the mix of green teas are the star, not the additional flavorings.  The additional inclusions and flavorings are a nice side note that subtly give a sweet factor that heightens the somewhat vegetal notes that the green tea yields. This is an extremely interesting tea that is subtle and typically not one that would grab my attention but I can’t stop drinking the cuppa.

Overall, I think this tea would be a wonderful tea for someone that is looking for that subtle hint of flavor but really looking for a solid green tea. With this tea having a mix of different green teas, a solid green tea flavor is definitely what you get. I could just imagine that this tea would be dynamite as a shaken iced tea with a spring of mint or fruit slice.

So far I’ve had a few Gypsy Soul Tea offerings and they have all been pretty good. This one may be my least favorite so far but I’m liking the sound of this tea as a shaken iced tea. Maybe I just need to experiment a bit more!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Gypsy Soul Tea

logoDescription

5 types of green tea with a fruity strawberry twist
Green tea is an excellent source of catechins, another type of antioxidant. A subgroup of this compound known as EGCG has been studied for its potential role in preventing cancer and heart disease. One study showed that drinking one cup of green tea per day could decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease by 10 percent.

Ingredients, sencha, gun powder, chun mee, pai mu tan, pi lo chun, pineapple, strawberry, sunflowers, natural flavours 40grams

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