I made this with three teaspoons to 14oz. of water, because I like strong tea. I’m glad I put in the extra teaspoon, because a lot of reviews of this tea say it’s bland. Not so with my cup. It tastes just like hot chocolate, with a slight hint of peppers. I’m not getting any strawberry flavor at all, but I like it a heck of a lot and will be drinking this as a dessert tea fairly often.