I used 1 tablespoon of dry leaf for 375 ml of water.
In the aroma of the brewed tea I am detecting buttery and root beer notes. Black tea scent is present and smells a little bitter however it does not take over the other scents.
The black tea is a tad bitter and the bitterness slightly overpowers the other flavous. Otherwise, I’m getting a very buttery taste along with the root beer flavour in the background. It’s almost like a bakey-toffee type flavour. The black tea taste is present closer to the end of the sip. I’m not detecting any licorice root flavour. The brewed tea does not taste as sweet as the dry leaf scent.
As the tea cools, the astringency isn’t as noticeable. The root beer flavour seems to have been toned down but is still present. I’m getting mostly the buttery flavoured tones.
As the tea cools further, I’m getting a fizzy mouth feel. I think that this might be from the chicory root.