4 Tasting Notes
This tea could have two happy endings: 1) A spicy-chocolatey cup of comfort with a tingle of cayenne at the back of your throat, or 2) A refreshing citrus tisane. What happened was a sabotage of ingredients to create only one product. It’s a sublime spicy (from the cayenne and ginger), and sweet (from the orange and tangerine flavours), with something missing in between.
I tried adding a touch of cocoa to create option one, but even though the spice married well with the cocoa, there was this unwelcome tangerine blooming in my mouth and making me think, Ewww.
I’m still drinking it to finish the carton. It was very helpful with my sore throat, and it’s always nice to have something hot and non-caffeinated at night. It’s a different and outside-the-box recipe, and I am sure that others would appreciate the experience.
This is a perfect blend of spices to make an excellent chai. The fact that its rooibos allows me a spicy and warming cup at night, and it really mellows me out. Strong, but not overpowering flavours. Will buy again and again.
Despite the many negative comments warning potential drinkers against this tea, I still ordered a box. It was meh, sad. The only tasting note detected was really the earthiness of the bag itself. Maybe if you put some maple syrup in it, it will justify the label. Don’t worry about this tea, there are other amazing teas by MlesnA.