This morning, I decided to raid my friend’s tea stash (again) and found this tasty-smelling gem. It smells like breakfast—spicy, orange-y, biscuit-y breakfast. I don’t get any strawberry in the aroma of the loose leaf, but perhaps it will make itself known in the brew? I steeped a teaspoon full for about 2.5 minutes, and added sugar and a little whole milk (figured that would help give the “scone” flavoring a boost).
Mmm, yep, good choice. I definitely got the scone flavor, and the orange comes through nicely, with some spice, perhaps? There’s a little sweetness in the forefront of the taste that might be the strawberry… but I can’t really be sure. Strawberry is a tricky flavor, though, and usually gets lost when combined with other flavors, especially one as potent as orange. So I suppose this is as good as I could expect! (Honestly, I’m not even sure you’d be able to taste the strawberries in an ACTUAL strawberry orange scone. I almost never bake with strawberries, because there’s just something about the process of baking that makes them turn into flavorless mush. Anybody else have that experience?)
So, all in all, not a bad tea… but a little ambitious, methinks.