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Tea Company: The Necessiteas (website)
Ingredients: Green tea, strawberries, mango, ginger, natural flavors
Vendor Suggested Preparation: Use 1 tsp per 8 oz less then boiling water, steep 3 min
Sencha, mango, strawberries, and ginger. Which is the odd one out? When I first read the list of ingredients the ginger stuck out at me and I thought about what the tea may taste like. Sencha has a vegetal taste, while strawberries and mango are fruity and sweet; the ginger if done wrong could really negatively affect the taste of the tea as ginger is sometimes quite potent and has a bit of a sting. Yes, the amount of ginger pieces blended in the tea must be added with caution I would think.
The nose off the dry leaf is sweet and fruity, and gladly no overwhelming ginger aroma. I steeped 1 tsp. in 8oz of boiling filtered water for 3 minutes as per instructions.
The taste was like a bubblegum taste, there was a natural sweetness to it, and rightfully just the right touch of ginger. The vegetal notes of sencha however could not transcend the fruity bubblegum taste. There was definitely more flavour than tea notes here.
Not a bad tea if you like sweet, fruity, flavoured teas with more flavour and less tea. Personally, I prefer the other way around – subtle flavour and more tea. I could drink teas like this when I need a change from my usual routine though. It’s good to change it up a bit.
You can purchase the StrawMango Ginger directly from the The Necessiteas website.