Day 16 of the 2016 Advent Calendar! It’s been over 9 months, goodness! This is a tea I’ve actually had before in the 2015 Halloween collection, but I never reviewed it. As for smell, it is basically what’s on the tin. A strong smell of tart strawberry and a bit of… creaminess? It’s a bit hard to really pinpoint because the tartness is quite strong.
As for the steeping, it turned out a beautiful ruby red color and smells less sharp than the dry leaf. The flavor is almost like a strawberry candy, but more ‘real’ tasting, with an odd note in the background that I can’t quite put my finger on. On its own the flavor is a bit mild, but I found that adding sugar to it brought the whole tea together for me. I have had this iced before and I was not a fan of it, but I think that having it hot is pleasant enough.
Overall, I think its a decent tea, but I can’t picture myself going out of my way to stock up on it.