Pro: high quality green tea, no bitterness. Con: flavoring isn’t very strong.
The dry leaf aroma is green tea and ultra sweet strawberries. The brewed tea aroma is green tea, strawberries, and that ultra sweet aroma from earlier has morphed into what I can recognize as maple.
Hmm, I’m not sure what to make of this one so far. The initial flavor as it hits my tongue is a little weird and off-putting. I think it’s the maple. I’m not sure I like maple and green tea as a combo. But it has a very pleasant aftertaste: clean sencha grassiness with authentic strawberry flavoring. No artificiality in 52teas blends!
Unfortunately, it doesn’t really taste like strawberry pancakes. I’m getting a light strawberry flavor with an added component that’s something akin to butter. But overall, the flavoring is quite light. I’d prefer it to be a lot stronger.
I’ll have to play around with the steeping parameters to see if I can make it stronger. I really want to love this! But right now it’s just like. Good, not great.