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Strawberries are one of those delights of early summer that I look forward to every year. They evoke memories of sunny childhood days, crouched in a patch of straw near my mother and grandmother, sneaking sweet berries into my mouth. Still warm from sun.

You can pick wild strawberries with your eyes closed, locating them by smell, for they are two parts perfume to one part taste. – Hope Jahren

Even now, I eat them with all of my senses. Strawberry

But, to my disappointment, a tasty strawberry tea is as elusive as a great summer blockbuster. Both have their are high points, but in the end, they just don’t deliver.  So if you find a berry tea that you like, buy 2 packages, just in case it becomes elusive too!

This week, what’s in my cup? Tetley’s Summerberries Tea. This herbal tea is a delicious, slightly tart blend of hibiscus, rosehip, apple and strawberry. I love the colour too – pink!

Learn how to cook – try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all, have fun. – Julia Child

It went delightfully with a “cheaty” non-baked homemade wild berry cheesecake. Who needs a recipe? First, I made a crumb using crushed graham crackers, melted butter and brown sugar. Second, I whipped wildberry cream cheese, and folded in whipped cream to the consistency that I wanted. Finally I topped it with a fresh strawberry.

Both were Berry Yummy! Cheers!