is this the same as Ahmad’s Strawberry Sensation? i think it’s just been renamed/repackaged.
i like Ahmad’s of London, they seem to offer such a nice variety of flavored teas, mainly fruit-flavored ones. i was craving strawberry in a black tea for some reason, probably because i never got to try Teavana’s Strawberry Slender Pu-erh & Weight-to-go (these names are atrocious!) both of which contain strawberry & the loose leaf just looks so darned good. also perhaps because i’m already oversteeped in gourmand, vanillary creme caramel dessert-type teas (not that i’ll ever forsake them) ;p so i am looking for a black with sweetness, but from that imparted by fruit this time.
i think this is perfect for what it is. the strawberry is dead on. nothing artificial about the strawberry flavor (unless of course any artificiality is masterfully concealed). it’s just delicious! from the aroma to the flavor, strawberry never leaves your side. it’s a pleasant companion and a most juicy additive to this delicate infusion. the black tea base is quite nice but does get a little bitter though, but maybe i’m at fault for oversteeping. (i went a little over 5 minutes and i think they recommend 4, tops.)
i’m sure a spot of milk (in my case- almond, soy, coconut or rice) will camouflage this & round out the flavor a bit more, and make—yes, you guessed it—-a nice, creamy strawberry muffin or strawberry shortcake parfait. i had to go there (dessert territory).
tangential: i googled Piccadilly trifle, because i love trifle and wondered if Piccadilly was a flavor. as it turns out, it’s a circus! anyway, there was a nice link to a Pinterest page in the search results titled ‘Pretty Parfaits for Tea’…. have a look-see! http://www.pinterest.com/jinab/pretty-parfaits-for-tea/
as for this tea, i’d recommend it. it’s freakin’ yummy!