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Eikokuya Strawberry Fruits Tea

This is the Eikokuya Strawberry Fruits Tea fol­lows on from the mel­on in the same series.

The straw­berry fla­vour comes with an indi­vidu­ally sealed envel­ope con­tain­ing the tea bag of black tea and anoth­er for the two dried straw­ber­ries.

Steeping one tea bag with the dried fruit in almost boil­ing water for 3 minutes, the tea is a trans­lu­cent a deep red liquor with a sweet black tea nose. Strawberry notes are absent.

Served hot with one tea­spoon of sug­ar, the fla­vour of black tea dom­in­ates the through­out tea with a slight bit­ter­ness. Notes of straw­berry do come through, sur­pris­ingly, as a hint of sour­ness in the fin­ish, which becomes more pro­nounced on bit­ing into the rehyd­rated dried fruit. That said, the straw­berry fla­vour is rather muted and without the sweet­ness of the fresh fruit, mak­ing this an unlikely tea to which to return.

This bag of Eikokuya Strawberry Fruits Tea was part of a set of five dif­fer­ent fla­vours and con­tained 4 g. The tea ori­gin­ated in Sri Lanka and was pur­chased in Tokyo, Japan in 2014.