This is the Eikokuya Strawberry Fruits Tea follows on from the melon in the same series.
The strawberry flavour comes with an individually sealed envelope containing the tea bag of black tea and another for the two dried strawberries.
Steeping one tea bag with the dried fruit in almost boiling water for 3 minutes, the tea is a translucent a deep red liquor with a sweet black tea nose. Strawberry notes are absent.
Served hot with one teaspoon of sugar, the flavour of black tea dominates the throughout tea with a slight bitterness. Notes of strawberry do come through, surprisingly, as a hint of sourness in the finish, which becomes more pronounced on biting into the rehydrated dried fruit. That said, the strawberry flavour is rather muted and without the sweetness of the fresh fruit, making this an unlikely tea to which to return.
This bag of Eikokuya Strawberry Fruits Tea was part of a set of five different flavours and contained 4 g. The tea originated in Sri Lanka and was purchased in Tokyo, Japan in 2014.