1 TB for 450mL water, 5-minute steep. Rating: 85.
It’s not tea. It’s straight-up chicory, which is bitter and coffee-like, yet has odd sweet notes. DavidsTea has mixed it with vanilla and almond, flavours which amplify the dark-bittersweet thing chicory has going. Steeped, it looks like coffee. And it smells very enticing. I get burnt sugar notes.
I’ve tried this plain, and with stevia and milk. Both ways are great. The half a pack of stevia (equivalent in sweetness to 2tsp of sugar) I used smoothes out the chicory but does not obscure the bitterness. I didn’t expect to like this, only buying a tiny amount to try. But the chicory’s got something I really like; the bitterness, which is not at all sour or toxic-tasting, intrigues me.
Nothing like tea, as I said. And not much like coffee, either.
I find it refreshing.