Full disclosure, I totally forgot to rinse this. I finished off my sample now mainly because I still had Ruby Pie in my head and wanted to compare the two. I definitely prefer this one, and I do think the hibiscus in RP is what made it taste weird to me. I don’t get much ‘cheesecake’ from this, or ‘pie’ from Ruby Pie either for that matter. Apparently I liked this more with a splash of cream, so maybe I’ll try that in my next steep. As it was, the suncha overpowers the flavours in this blend, though the strawberry is definitely more prominent here than in RP. Even though the base is a little overpowering, and definitely an unusual combination, I do like the base which was my main issue in RP; I just can’t get behind the base for that one.