Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble is a flavored bai mu dan white tea. This tea comes from DavidsTEA.
ALERT ALERT! This tea is on Last Chance legs! Snag it while you can! I had to review this tea before it disappears. 1, it be weird to review if no one could buy it anymore. 2, to hopefully direct others who love this tea to snag some before it is gone.
DRY LEAF: Buttery, fruit, cinnamon and crumble scent! MMMmm!
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble has bit bits of strawberries and rock sugar lumps. Finding the rock sugar lumps is like finding shiny treasure!
The tea tin came to me dented and when I moved it got more dented – the only tea tin to get dented! Both a blessing and a curse, this tin is now freaking super air tight that I can barely open it. I have experienced many days of I feel like having Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble and I can’t open the tin, so I give up and move to something else. On desperate days, I run to my husband for help. Who then gets upset as he wants actual Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble, which I can’t do as rhubarb isn’t in season!
STEEPED: As I pour this tea, strong cinnamon spice and fruityness smells blasted my face. An odd colour for a white tea – its darker than typical whites, with a brown gold twinge to it. I steeped Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble at 190F for 5 minutes.
Mr. Owly’s first appearance on Oolong Owl! He’s wearing his winter kimono!
TASTE: Warm and sweet cinnamony taste accented with leafy strawberry flavor. End of sip I get a teeny hint of tart and dryness mimicking rhubarb. Don’t worry, its a 1/10 on both tart and dry – serving a purpose. The sweetness in this tea is light and tastes more like a naturally sweet white tea – but I’m sure the rock sugar has a presence to offset the tart. Rock sugar is magical for adding sweet without messing with flavor. I don’t find this tea overly sweet or in need of more sweetener personally, but I could see others wanting to add a bit more sugar.
COMMENTS: Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble is a neat tea – I love the concept and the flavor is good – though, I wish there was more of a buttery taste to be more like crumble. Oddly, I served this tea to my Dad on Christmas – the spice and fruityness is a nice seasonal feel, despite rhubarb not being in season. Having a cup with my Dad is the best memory of this tea for me. I miss my Dad, who lives back in Canada.
It is always sad to see a favorite tea being discontinued or seasonal. Maybe discontinued teas don’t hit me not as hard as I prefer variety. I also can freaking horde a tea until it’s too old too drink, so the last cup will suck, so I don’t feel as sad. I also like the adventure of “questing” for similar teas.
Though, I feel for people who drink some teas as “staples” and those teas get discontinued. Hang in there, tea peeps!
If you like fruity, slightly cinnamony, light white teas – check Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble out! Snag it before it disappears!