Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Culinary Teas
This sencha based tea is the best strawberry green we have ever tasted! Tart and sweet and as strong as a strawberry puree. Incredible iced and delicious hot.
I can see why this is one of their best selling teas. It is yummy. The Sencha green tea base tastes sweet, fresh and slightly vegetative, but, I wouldn’t go so far as to call it grassy. It sets the tone for the delicious strawberry taste that reminds me of a fresh, juicy berry.
Nothing really says SUMMER to me like plump, ripe strawberries, and the strawberry flavor here is so authentic. It’s almost as good as eating a bowl of freshly picked strawberries. And while this tea is tasty served hot, it tastes best iced. So refreshing!
With this tea, I recommend using just a little more leaf than usual. If you usually add 1 teaspoon of tea per cup, try 1 1/2 teaspoons of this tea. I find that the flavors really come to life with just a little more leaf. It is still delicious with the usual 1 teaspoon, although I found the cup to be a little too light for my liking. By adding a bit more leaf, the flavor really improved.
This tea has its own sweet taste, so taste it before you sweeten. I found it to be perfect, without any sweetener. A really wonderful tea – hot or iced!