This, too, is not a bad decaf choice for those nights when you’re too tired to spend much time on preparation and just want something to warm you up as quickly as possible.
I can’t say I know what lotus is supposed to taste like. I haven’t eaten lotus that I know of. Of course, if I was a lotophage, I probably wouldn’t care what it tasted like. Or indeed about much of anything. This tea doesn’t exactly have a narcotic effect, though it is relaxing enough.
Regardless of what it is supposed to taste like, the lotus in this tea is a very subtly flowery, slightly sweet, slightly green-tasting flavor. It isn’t as strong as jasmine or rose. It smells a tiny bit like the polleny smell you get when you stick your nose into a flower.
It’s interesting the first few times you have it, and though I can’t imaging ever craving it, I can see having it from time to time when I’m looking for a decaf. One thing it has going for it in that department is that it doesn’t scream “I’m decaffeinated! I’m less than!” like some others I’ve tried recently.