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I’m in Austin this week visiting my friend. Today we went to Central Market, which is a nice-sized grocery store. The tea selection there was AMAZING!! They had at least 50 bins of loose tea – mostly from Rishi and Republic of Tea. And they had lots of packaged tea as well, a lot I had never heard of – like this brand.
I was really hankering for a peppermint tea (because of my ongoing bloated issues) and I saw this brand and type. The first ingredient is peppermint, but there were a lot of other ingredients too. I should have reconsidered when I saw Licorice Root on the list too, but I didn’t.
When I steeped this tea, I was hoping for some yummy peppermint tea with “accents” of other herbs. But what I got was mostly licorice root. Ick. This must be a very detoxifying herb because it’s in a lot of detox teas. My second steeping was less licorice-y and more peppermint-y, which was better, but who wants to do two steepings just to get the taste they like.
All in all, this tea was underwhelming. I was really hoping for more with all the crazy ingredients.
My favorite tasting detox tea is still the Yogi Peach Detox, even though I don’t think that has any peppermint in it at all.
A lady I went to school with gave me this tea a few weeks ago. She tried it and hated it, but she said I could give it a try and see if I liked it any better. I didn’t.
As a hot tea, this was horrible. It made me wince and not touch the cup for the next four hours. By then, it was room temp, and almost bearable to drink. I decided that it would make a better iced tea than anything else. Chilled, it’s a little better, a little fruity but nothing I could really identify. I used the last of what was given to me to make a couple pitchers of cold tea, but I mixed it 2:3 with a strawberry tea, added one pomegranate for a bit more color, and sweetened liberally. It’s really the only way I can drink it without choking. By itself it was a pale pinkish color, I believe, and I wasn’t able to pinpoint what I was tasting when I first had it.