This tea smells moderately strongly of strawberry in the pouch, but not overwhelming. Definitely a sweet smelling tea though.
To prepare I used my standard 0.75 tsp of tea for my 12 oz cup. Steeped at slightly below boiling (95C) for 5 minutes (I was aiming for the mid range time of the 3-5 minutes that was recommended, but I got distracted lol…)
After steeping, the tea came out a dark amber colour and smells strongly of fruit, but not so much of strawberry anymore, so maybe that’s the lychee I’m smelling now? I’ve never had lychee before, so I don’t really have anything to compare it to.
The hot tea isn’t as bitter as I thought it might be due to it being a black tea, but the ingredients do list sugar and stevia extract, so that probably has something to do with it. Also, the black tea was the less prominent part of the dry tea mix. It does get a bit bitter though as it cools down, so I ended up adding some sugar partway through while drinking.
As for flavours, the flavour that’s coming through strongest to me is mango, not the strawberry like I’d been hoping for. Mango is the third ingredient after apple and black tea. The flavour is very reminiscent of a mango juice I used to drink years ago from a can.
Would I buy this one again? I don’t know. I’ll still have to try this one cold, but as a hot drink, I’m pretty neutral towards it. It’s okay, but nothing spectacular.
Cup count from the 27g pitcher pack: 1 (Plenty left to play around with)