Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: 52Teas
This is a fun tea! I’m really surprised I haven’t done this yet, given the popularity of our Strawberry Zabaglione black teas, but I guess I’m doing it now. Here’s some delicious chun mee Chinese green tea blended with freeze-dried strawberries and organic flavors. If you enjoy our Strawberry Zabaglione black tea, you’re not going to want to miss the green tea version.
Learn more about this blend here.
I really enjoyed 52Teas’ Strawberry Zabaglione Black Tea so I was fairly certain that I’d enjoy the green tea version as well. In fact, I thought I might like it even better, because the buttery notes of the green tea would add more creaminess to the custard-like notes of the zabaglione flavor, and the lighter flavor of the green tea base would allow for more of the strawberry and custard notes to shine through.
And that certainly IS the case! This is so good. The subtler profile of the green tea permits more of the juicy flavor the strawberry to come forward. The black tea version had a black tea base that was just a wee bit temperamental, and the green tea – so long as it’s brewed at a proper brewing temperature and time for a flavored green tea – is not quite as temperamental.
The strawberry tastes sweet and a little bit tart, and I feel that tingly berry note at the finish. The custard notes are smooth and creamy, and the softer flavor of the green tea not only makes the custard taste more evident, but the sweet, buttery notes of the green tea add a little something extra to those custard-y notes.
And while I do remember tasting the flavors of strawberry and custard with the black tea version, I taste MORE strawberry and custard now, but even though the flavoring tastes more intense with this adaptation, the flavors do not overpower the crisp, invigorating flavor of the green tea. It’s a more harmonious blend!
This is really good served hot, but I like it even better iced!