Almond Tea was one of the many new friends met by Strawberry Shortcake during her trip around the world immediately before the 1983 TV special. A native of the Orient country of China Cup, Almond Tea returned the favor and visited Strawberryland to help Strawberry Shortcake celebrate her move into her Berry Happy Home with a huge housewarming party. An undiscovered facet of Almond Tea's personality is that she is stated to possess psychic powers, and was able to, on occasion, see glimpses of the future. Her pet Marza Panda had a similar gift, only it worked in reverse, and only allowed him to see flashbacks.
Tea Blossom, originally Almond Tea, was one of the new friends Strawberry Shortcake. They met in the series "World of Friends". She and the other international friends met and they all had been invited for the house party Strawberry was having.
In 2003, she is Strawberry's friend from China and she stays at Strawberry's house. She is sweet, but shy. She has trouble adjusting to Strawberryland and the new culture makes her anxious. She's nervous and tentative. She is a crybaby and whines in her younger years. She is polite and has good manners.
Tea Blossom is a young Asian girl with dark purple hair and purple eyes. She wears a purple and green cheongsam with cuffed jeans and traditional platform sandals. Her hair is tied into odango buns, but as a teenager, it is tied into pigtails and the rest of it is long and down past her waist.
- She is the second character to wear a headband; the other one is Tangerina Torta.
- She resembles Mint Tulip with her hair, hat, and outfit.
- Her pet's name is a pun of "Marzipan," a confection made out of sugar or honey and almond oil.