I think I might have a think for teas with Strawberry in them, I have Sweet Strawberry, Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble, Earls Garden and now Strawberry Shortcake. Worse is the dessert collection is even larger then this now!
Dry this tea has a very present strawberry smell with a slight hint of creaminess, it has an aroma very similar to candy, but I really wouldn’t recommend eating the tea leaves. Steeping the tea draws out more of that strawberry aroma into the air, certainly an aroma anyone in the room can enjoy.
The flavor really doesn’t strike me too much as strawberry shortcake, I certainly get the strawberry; however the shortcake would appear to be absent. There is a long lingering creamy aftertaste that could be compared to the taste of packaged whipped cream, not horrible but if you grew up on homemade whip cream it’s just not the same.
Certainly a good tasting tea, nice and sweet with a bunch of flavor, not exactly what I was expecting. I think my expectation of strawberry shortcake flavoring outside of the real deal is just too high.