This is easily one of my favorite fruity black teas! I discovered Red Leaf Teas on Etsy and have ordered from them several times. The strawberry black has that very sweet, fresh strawberry flavor. The smell of the dried tea is like a strawberry cereal. There are gigantic pieces of strawberry slices! This tea has probably the largest pieces of fruit I have found in any tea.
I wanted iced tea so I brewed it at double strength. I used 2 tsp of tea to 8 oz of water. I steeped it for 4.5 minutes. I poured it over ice, added a touch of liquid Sugar in the Raw and shook it in my Martini shaker for an AMAZING summer drink. After each sip I say, out loud, “Oh my God, this is SOOO good!”. I re-steeped the leaves for a morning fix as well.
This is how Red Leaf Tea describes this tea:
Prepare yourself a cup of Strawberry black tea and enjoy the bountiful tastiness of this fruit inspired drink. Perfectly balanced with black tea, strawberry pieces and strawberry leaves, this fruity tea brings together the best of both worlds. The natural strawberry flavor and leaves tame the bold flavor of its black tea base. Not only is this amazing tea a tasty treat, its strawberry leaves contain trace minerals like iron and vitamin C. You can enjoy the healthful benefits of strawberry leaves and the energy benefits of caffeine-rich black tea at the same time. Enjoy a cup of strawberry flavored tea. This fruit tea is perfect as it is but if it’s not sweet enough for you, try adding honey or sugar. Love yourself with the goodness of strawberry tea.
The flavor of the tea is a strong black with definite strawberry taste. I find the flavor of the strawberry very natural, not like an artificial flavor. I enjoy this tea both hot and cold.