I’m a fan of strawberry black teas, so this sounded promising from the get-go. The dry leaf reminds me of strawberry Nutri Grain bars. Not as much as a DAVIDsTEA strawberry tisane of which I currently forget the name, but it’s floating in the background.
I must say that this is one of the best bases I’ve experienced in a Zen flavoured tea thus far. Not astringent nor dry/hay-like. I seem to experience the latter a lot with Zen teas. The creaminess is quite muted flavour-wise, but it doesn’t disappear completely.
The strawberry adds a pop of flavour. While it’s not like biting into a fresh strawberry, it’s not artificial either. Good work, Zen!