8 Tasting Notes
The licorice root in this is amazing – it doesn’t taste like licorice candies, there’s just a very smooth and sweet general flavour and aftertaste. It’s definitely not overpowering, and the fennel seeds and peppermint help balance out the sweetness with freshness.
I tried it iced in the store and was sold, it’s just as yummy hot – better, even, as when cold the peppermint harked back to mouthwash a little bit(!).
I don’t ordinarily go for vanilla flavours, but was definitely pleasantly surprised! I am a big fan of strong black teas, and love English Breakfast, so this was a well-chosen gift for me.
The vanilla adds just an edge of sweetness, it’s certainly not dessert-like, or at all artificial.
The beaniness of the vanilla flavour means it tastes very good with soy milk, too.
As soon as I opened the box I began to realise what a great on-the-spot decision it had been to buy it – the smell wafting out was rich and sweet, and peering into the bag I was totally delighted to see the brilliant yellow dried flowers, almost entirely in-tact.
I like to steep it for as long as possible, the gorgeous aroma comes out in the steam and the flavour is smooth and soothing.
Also, the packaging is brilliant – the inner bag comes with a little bulldog clip to keep it sealed.
Best camomile ever!