I made this one as a cold brew. I was a bit skeptical as to what it would produce as I normally cold brew very fruity teas/tisanes. I brewed it for about 12 hours.
It actually turned out really well. I find it to be really refreshing. I wasn’t quite sure about the taste but I figured it must be good as I drank three large cups with dinner. It felt very similar to the feeling I get in my mouth after chewing parsley at the end of a meal.
It tastes similar to the hot brewed tea. It is only very slightly sweet. There is a bit of spice from the ginger, there is a very light sage taste. I am getting notes of chicory root. There is slight notes similar to loashan black tea, even though there is not black tea in this blend. There are hints of cocoa and burnt dark chocolate, it is very light. I am not getting the same salty taste I got with the hot brewed tea. There is maybe a bit of a lemony taste at the end of the sip, must be the gogi and/or elderberry. Very complex tasting tea, but not overpowering.
I think this would be a good refreshing and replenishing drink for a very hot day after sweating up a storm in the garden.