Strawberry tea: flavor highlights
If you like fruity flavors enough to want them in your daily cuppa, you’ll love strawberry tea. Strawberry teas do a great job of keeping things simple. They’re classic, they’re subtle, and they’re just sweet-tart enough to add a little complexity to every sip. Dried strawberries or strawberry flavorings are often added to black, green, or white tea bases, along with other fruits and flowers. They also lend themselves well to caffeine-free herbal blends, including those made with rooibos.
Strawberries and tea – a happy couple
When an entire nation loves tea, timeless tea drinking traditions are born – the English ritual of afternoon tea, for instance. But did you know that English tea drinking traditions are way more elaborate than a single serving of afternoon tea? In fact, there is such a thing as ‘strawberry tea,’ a springtime special wherein cups of tea are served in the morning or afternoon, accompanied by fresh strawberries and cream. While you mull over the deliciousness, we should also point out that like any other fruit tea, strawberry teas can get you a daily dose of Vitamin C, provided you purchase a batch with actual strawberries in it.
Tasting notes and reviews
Strawberry teas, with their “delightful aroma” and “pleasant sweetness,” often invoke the feel of “summer in a cup.” When added to black teas, they “create a refreshing and flavorful cup” and “smooth out the aftertaste” of black tea. Strawberry flavored green teas are “rich and relaxing,” with a “natural sweetness” that offsets any vegetal notes that the green tea might have. All-herbal, caffeine-free blends with strawberries, cinnamon, vanilla, and a host of other flowers and fruits, are popular for their ability to serve as “excellent dessert teas.” They also make a “nice replacement for sodas.”
Strawberries can hit it off with many herbs, flowers, fruits, and spices. Strawberry flavored teas always work well with mint leaves or a dash of lemon zest, especially when iced. Other flavor pairings that work include rosehips, hibiscus, and chocolate.
How do you make strawberry iced tea?
Strawberry tea makes for an excellent iced drink. The sweetness of fresh strawberries works like a dream with the crispness of tea and the zing of mint or lemon. To make a batch of strawberry iced tea, brew your favorite black or green tea like you usually do. Puree a few fresh strawberries in the blender. Strain the strawberry juice into a pitcher and pour in the tea and sugar or stevia. Mix in some cold water and lemon juice. Stir, refrigerate, and serve poured on ice. A dozen large strawberries should be good for 4-5 servings of strawberry iced tea. You can retain a few strawberries to garnish the tea, along with some mint.
6 best Strawberry teas to buy online
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White tea from China with inherent melon notes makes a tasty base for this homage to the fabulous strawberry. Ever popular, strawberries can lift the spirit and please the palate. In this complex blend with strawberry overtones and a hint of vanilla, the Queen of Berries reigns supreme.
Herbal Tea Blend Of Fruits And Blossoms. Fruity Dream herbal fruit tea is as amazing on the eyes as it is on the taste buds. A naturally caffeine free, fruit infused tea with vitamin boost and packed with flavors. We spared nothing with this blend of hibiscus blossoms, rose hip peels, apple preserves, kiwi bits, strawberry slices, elderberries, citrus peels, strawberries, marigold and cornflower blooms and apricots will bring you back for more and more. Buy loose leaf fruity tea, naturally decaffeinated tea, with our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Use 1 heaping tablespoon to each cup of filtered or spring water at a full boil and steep for 7-10 minutes or to taste.
Strawberry Flavored Tea Organic
A blend of our delicious full bodied black teas are delicately scented with essence of strawberry, showcasing the sweetness of this signature fruit, making a rich black tea with a delectable fruity aroma. Milk and sugar complement this tea well. For a truly decadent cup of tea, add a splash of cream!
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Isabelle is a freelance writer, self-taught tea nerd, and tea blending enthusiast. She is a herbalist with a strong interest in Ayurveda. Each year Isabelle travels extensively, returning with tea samples from around the world. She is a big fan of handmade teaware and Japanese green teas.