Strawberry Split

Tea type
Fruit Green Blend
Ingredients
Apple Pieces, Calendula Flowers, Elderberries, Flavor, Green Tea, Hibiscus, Pineapple Pieces, Pink Cornflower, Rose Hips, Sprinkles, Strawberry, Sunflower Petals
Flavors
Berries, Cranberry, Fruity, Medicinal, Strawberry, Tart, Hibiscus, Vanilla
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
155 °F / 68 °C 5 min, 15 sec 22 oz / 650 ml

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  • “One of my old B&B teas from the Bluebird days; it’s a sealed 50g package, but apparently I purchased this from tea-sipper in a cupboard sale way back when, so thanks tea-sipper! The dry leaf...” Read full tasting note
  • “Additional notes: checking if steepster posts this, as it has now been two hours without a new post. I’m catching up on tasting notes from ten days ago! And I hope Steepster isn’t giving Adagio...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Here’s Hoping TTB This has to be one of the prettiest tea blends I’ve ever seen. Curled green tea leaves, twists of coconut, big chunks of freeze-dried strawberries and adorable little star-shaped...” Read full tasting note
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From Bird & Blend Tea Co.

A green tea-infused twist on the classic ice cream treat; Strawberry Split will give you all the sweet-tooth, summer satisfaction with freeze-dried strawberries and sugar sprinkles too!

Ingredients: Chinese green tea, hibiscus, apple pieces, elderberries, sprinkles (sugar, rice flour peanut oil, potato starch flower, colour E101), freeze-dried strawberries, rosehip, pineapple pieces (pineapple, sugar), orange flowers, strawberry pieces, pink cornflowers, calendula petals, sunflower petals, flavour
Warning: May contain traces of nuts

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One of my old B&B teas from the Bluebird days; it’s a sealed 50g package, but apparently I purchased this from tea-sipper in a cupboard sale way back when, so thanks tea-sipper!

The dry leaf looked far more like a “fruit herbal” than a “green tea” to me, so I leafed it pretty heavily to do a liter cold brew overnight in the fridge. Rather than getting a sweet fruity taste, or even a tart/tangy berry (which I would be fine with, as hibi’s BFF on this site), it has come out tasting very medicinal to me, like cough syrup; normally I only get this particular flavor when fruity flavors are combined with rooibos, and I had to double check the package that there was no rooibos involved in this blend. I’m not sure what, exactly, is making it have that particular distinct flavor to me. Perhaps age is the culprit…

Cold brew is typically my preferred way to drink fruity hibi-hip teas, but I decided to try a warm cup, just to see if I got the same result. And, I actually didn’t get the weird cough syrup taste, but it also just tasted very flat… like a slightly strawberry flavored cup of hot water.

Both results just felt off somehow, so I’m guessing age didn’t do this one well. Usually fruit teas with a strong hibi-hip presense are right in my domain, so I feel some ingredient must be in a bad place for me to have issues. Withholding rating as a result. I have one last experiment up my sleeve, which is steeping the remainder of the packet in lemonade. I’m hoping that might balance some of the strange off-notes and bring out more of the fruitiness.

Thanks for sharing, tea-sipper!

Flavors: Berries, Cranberry, Fruity, Medicinal, Strawberry, Tart

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 4 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML
Kawaii433

Ah too bad. I often get taken up by the name and Strawberry split sounds so good.

Mastress Alita

Steeping it in lemonade worked well! Tastes somewhere between strawberry lemonade and fruit punch. More importantly, the weird medicinal notes I got steeping in water are gone.

tea-sipper

Yeah, this one didn’t age well. It was never really STRAWBERRY SPLIT to me but the flavors are quite faded now… I don’t notice it tasting like cough syrup though!

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Additional notes: checking if steepster posts this, as it has now been two hours without a new post. I’m catching up on tasting notes from ten days ago! And I hope Steepster isn’t giving Adagio TOO much trouble. I have other tasting notes to post, but I will let others catch up first. :D
Just a quick note to say that this one is much better if I pick out the hibiscus before steeping this. It lets some of the other flavors peek out. I really only needed to pick out five pieces of hibiscus anyway, but that makes such a difference. Not sure if I should raise the rating if I need to pick out hibiscus.

tea-sipper

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MandyJS

While I’m not sure what normal is around here, since I’m very new, things do seem to be doing much better today, so I’m excited!

Anyway, can’t wait to start figuring out which ingredients I like and dislike and what they look like dried so I might be able to alter certain teas I’m less fond of by removing ingredients. Totally sounds like something I’d do. :)

Leafhopper

I can see your note, so I assume (hope?) Steepster is back to normal.

tea-sipper

MandyJS – the last ten days were NOT normal in the eleven years I’ve been on Steepster. Welcome to Steepster!

Shanie O Maniac

Welcome to Steepster Mandy!

I have been on sporadically lately, so I missed the entire “freeze” but I’ve been trying to come back. Hopefully, things return/stay normal. Wouldn’t want to scare you away right off the bat!

MandyJS

Thank you :D Nope I wasn’t scared away, I just kept quietly posting my notes on here hoping they would eventually show up haha. Seems my patience paid off!

gmathis

Hi, Mandy! Good to know you. You’ll like these people.

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Here’s Hoping TTB

This has to be one of the prettiest tea blends I’ve ever seen. Curled green tea leaves, twists of coconut, big chunks of freeze-dried strawberries and adorable little star-shaped sprinkles all jumbled up together…it looks like a party! And the scent was sweet strawberry-vanilla deliciousness. Unfortunately, the flavor didn’t quite live up. I definitely get vanilla and a hint of strawberry, but it’s quickly overwhelmed by the hibiscus tartness that ruins so many promising fruity teas. This is better than many strawberry blends I’ve tried, but still not everything I was hoping for.

Flavors: Hibiscus, Strawberry, Tart, Vanilla

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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