Ah, strawberries, beautiful, juicy, vibrant and sweet. This classic and versatile summer fruit, is actually part of the rose family, and generally bloom somewhere between April and June (depending on how far north you are). This amazing fruit goes perfectly in everything from desserts to salads and of course tea!
The strawberry was once known as a symbol of Venus, the roman goddess of love, due to it's heart shape and vibrant red colour. For a time the Greeks banned the consumption of strawberries and other red fruits which led many to believe that the berries held some kind of great and mysterious power.
Although strawberries may not possess magical secrets or powers, they do contain antioxidants and phytochemicals that help to reduce joint inflammation. Strawberries are also said to help burn stored fat and aid weight loss, boost short term memory, ease inflammation, lower cardiovascular disease, counteract the aging process and promote bone and eye health. Not only that but strawberries are high in fiber and low in calories, a cup of strawberries contains only 54 calories!
Strawberries have also been considered by some to be an aphrodisiac, which is no surprise considering it's association with Venus, it's red colour, heart-like shape and it's connection to the rose family. There is even a legend that says if you find a double strawberry and break it in two with someone special, it will bring true love.
Fragaria Virginiana or Wild Strawberries, also known as Wood Strawberries - due to their propensity to grow in forests, although smaller than their commercially available counterparts, are considered to be more full-bodied in flavour. Wild strawberries are known to grow anywhere from forests to fields, lawns to stream-sides and riverbanks and even in roadside ditches! North American Natives even had many traditional and therapeutic uses for the wild variant of the fruit.
If you love strawberries, then you've come to the right place! We've got several delightful tea options that feature the bright red berry.
We have a Wild Strawberry flavoured black tea that is blended with high grown Ceylon black tea, papaya, strawberry (of course) and blackberry leaves. A classic blend of tea perfect iced or hot!
Our Florida Strawberry tea is a great option for those green tea drinkers who also love strawberries! Blended with Japanese Sencha green tea, papaya and strawberry, this fragrant tea is also another wonderful iced option but is great hot as well!
Strawberry Kiwi tisane tea is definitely the way to go during summer time. Apple, rosehip, kiwi, strawberry and hibiscus make for a vibrant and fragrant summery blend that is naturally sweet and caffeine free, which makes it great for everyone! You can't go wrong when its made hot, iced or even into popsicles!
Lastly our Lady Londonberry Lavender is a delightful flavoured black tea that combines the sweetness of strawberries with the aromatic and relaxing profile of lavender. A popular English tea choice.