Tea of the Week for February 15, 2021!
So, this is a strawberry & apple gunpowder green tea. When it came to naming the tea, I didn't want to call it Strawberry Apple Gunpowder green tea. It just seemed too . . . boring & I am not finding this tea boring at all! It's so yummy. Simple, yet deliciously sweet & fruity. Just because something is simple, it doesn't make it boring. Does it?
So, I put the words strawberry & apple together to come up with Strappleberry. Then - I did a quick google search to make sure the word was - you know - OK to use & learned that the Urban Dictionary defines Strappleberry as "a fool with a problem up in his house." Well, this tea isn't that. So clearly, Urban Dictionary needs to update the definition.
I also learned that a major gum manufacturer has a Strappleberry flavored gum. There's also a Strappleberry flavored vape. Now there is a Strappleberry Gunpowder green tea.
The base is our organic Gunpowder green tea. Bold & earthy. A teensy bit smoky. A nice, satisfying green tea - one of my favorites - not just from a blender's perspective (it's an easy tea to work with) but also from the perspective of a tea lover (I love the depth of flavor)!
To the Gunpowder, I added lots of freeze-dried apple bits (Fuji apples) & some strawberries too (mmm! Strawberries!) The result is a tasty cuppa tea - lots of fruity flavor plus the distinctively bold, earthy notes of Gunpowder!) A delight to sip!
It's also organic, VEGAN, gluten-free & allergen-free!
Taster size is approximately 15g
organic ingredients: green tea, apples, strawberries & natural flavors
This has such a pleasant fruity flavor to it - but the distinct flavor of gunpowder also shines though really nicely. Nice apple-y notes - lovely strawberry flavor - I love the way these two flavors come together in the cup.
Not really much else to say about this one - except that I'm loving every sip of it!
to brew: use 2 1/2 grams of tea & fruit to 12 ounces of very hot water (175°F) & allow to steep for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. strain & allow to cool for at least 5 minutes. Or chill it for iced tea (this one is fantastic iced!) ENJOY!
I found this tea to be perfectly delightful without sugar or other sweeteners. If you prefer your teas to be on the sweeter side - I highly recommend trying this one with a little bit of honey!