As this was steeping, it really smelled like a pie was baking. But I can barely taste any strawberry. It tastes very much of vanilla, cinnamon, and clove, though. Something about it reminds me of something from when I was a kid but I cannot pinpoint it exactly. It’s driving me crazy!
I’m going to try to steep it less and see if that helps. It just feels like the crust overtook the pie. That’s kind of how I would describe the tarte tatin I made for Easter, actually.
And now that I’m at the bottom of the cup I just feel like I got hit in the mouth with strawberry. Though I must say even as just crust, it was enjoyable.