most definitely not a shake-n-vape. but when it pops... (mine took 12 days)... wow. this is delicious, and so balanced! shisha strawberry is perfect here. it really does come across as "strawberry icing," not fruit, and in doing so, avoids juiciness that would overly complicate the butter cookie base. the result is a resonant flavor that isn't arrogant about its complexity. ie, there's a lot going on without seeming like it. clearly the work you guys put in paid off... thank you so much!
imo if you pick up on that joy off-taste, it's a sign that more steeping is needed. i noticed it too at first and was worried, but now with everything else present, it fits right in.