Tried this one again, and got it right! I used the perfect amount of leaves and a cooler water temp, and tried a different method of infusing them. It worked! I could definitely taste the ginger and the buttery-tasting dragonwell, which both gracefully joined together to form a toffee note. I got just a hint of sweet strawberry, too.
During the second steep, the strawberry took even more of a backseat- I could mostly taste ginger and the a vegetal, almost marine quality of the tea that I didn’t pick up on during the first steep. It was nice, because having the second cup kind of stretched the range of notes and flavors that this tea has.