1 Tasting Note
To everyone who’s trying this tea expecting it to taste like English Breakfast, you’re sorely mistaken. Any tea that’s bitter— catuaba being one— has medicinal effects. Bitter tonics do things for the body system that other tonics don’t do. For something that’s not just not palatable, I suggest blending the tea with something else. Being a bark, catuaba needs to be decocted not simply infused. You could make a strong decoction, like you would with rhodiola, refrigerate that & simply add a smaller amount to another tea or iced drink. There is an amazing kombucha blend made by Beyond Kombucha that uses catuaba as a key ingredient. To the kombucha it adds a spicy, smoky, sort of woodsy tone that in the blend is divine.