This is better than I was expecting. Thankfully, I got a sample with my recent order. I decided my best use of the small sample would be to try it iced. So, I steeped it in just-under-boiling water for a good long while (maybe 15 minutes?), let it cool, and then put it in the fridge.
It’s a nice, light strawberry taste. Not overbearingly sweet, which is a relief. This is making a nice alternative to water, though I’m not sure what I’d think of it hot. It might be too light for that. But, the bamboo makes a nice, slightly nutty and lightly woody base.
Also, I can totally feel the peppercorns in that tingle on my tongue the description mentions! It’s definitely a sensation and not a taste, but it’s interesting. I’m not sure if this is something I would drink a lot of, but I’m glad I got to try it. Perhaps I’ll pick up a small bag.