Tea Company: The Necessiteas (website)
Ingredients: Black tea, strawberries, natural flavors
Vendor Suggested Preparation: Use 1 tsp per 8 oz boiling water, steep 5 min
No beating around the bush with introductory comments here–this is an excellently blended and flavored dessert tea. In a blind smell test with a slice of Cheesecake Factory Fresh Strawberry (OK, the blind smell test I wish I could take), it would be hard to detect many aroma differences–NecessiTeas has it spot on.
The double whammy of dried strawberries plus strawberry flavorings keep the tea strongly fruity and sweet after steeping. The cheesecake flavor backs off a little–dairy must be a hard thing to reproduce–but a little splash of milk in the tea as it cool coaxes it back out. If you’re a tea-sweetener, a bit of sugar or syrup will turn this into a rich treat that’s several dollars and several hundred calories less than its real-time counterpart.
You can purchase the Strawberry Cheesecake directly from the The Necessiteas website.
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