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drank Lotus by Tazo
531 tasting notes

It’s a Tazo tea day!

Hmm, this doesn’t taste much like a green tea. The liquor is very dark, golden/amber in color. It reminds me of the color of honey.

It actually tastes a little like honey too. But not the honey from bees, more like agave nectar. With a little sweetener, it’s drinkable. But not delicious.

Strange, this. I’m getting a bitter taste that’s reminiscient of oversteeping a lower quality tea. Really no grassy greenness at all. Not much in the way of floral lotus either (unless lotus smells/tastes like agave nectar).

It’s too bad they market this as a green tea. The average American consumer who has never tried real green tea will be led astray by this imposter.

It’s back to my loose leaf stores at home! No more mass marketed bagged teas for me!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 30 sec
Charles Thomas Draper

If it contains Lotus it will have a similar effect to Kava. It’s also called the narcotic of the Nile….

CHAroma

Kava is nothing like Lotus. Blue Lotus has mild psycho-active properties and can act as a mild sedative. Kava interacts with medication and can kill your liver (thus killing you). They are completely different substances.

Charles Thomas Draper

yes of course they are completely different. As far as it killing your liver, I believe that started in Germany where they were using other parts of the plant other than the root.

CHAroma

None of the studies I read applied only to one part of the Kava. It’s probably safest just to not risk it.

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Charles Thomas Draper

If it contains Lotus it will have a similar effect to Kava. It’s also called the narcotic of the Nile….

CHAroma

Kava is nothing like Lotus. Blue Lotus has mild psycho-active properties and can act as a mild sedative. Kava interacts with medication and can kill your liver (thus killing you). They are completely different substances.

Charles Thomas Draper

yes of course they are completely different. As far as it killing your liver, I believe that started in Germany where they were using other parts of the plant other than the root.

CHAroma

None of the studies I read applied only to one part of the Kava. It’s probably safest just to not risk it.

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But on a trip to Seattle in 2010, I stumbled into a Chinese teashop and tried my first oolong tea. I was forever changed! I embarked on a startling new love for green and white teas.

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