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Thank you to carol who for my sample of this tea! And here’s where I get to reveal my weird side as a tea drinker… This is an herbal tea, but it has a lot of chicory root in it, so it gets really dark as it steeps (as in, darker than some black teas). This blend also has lemongrass and ginger. Once it’s steeped, the infusion smells really spicy and earthy, with a light lemon note. It pretty much tastes that way too: all dirt and ginger and grassy lemon.
And I’ll be honest: I like it. For some reason, I seem to enjoy earthiness in herbal teas, at least more than tartness. (I’m looking at you, hibiscus!) Plus, I love ginger, even when it’s showing its bitter, sharp, won’t-play-nice-with-others side… Which is exactly what it’s doing here. I can taste the ginger mid-sip, and the aftertaste is grainy and dry, with a dirt-like flavor. (The roasted chicory root, maybe?) There’s supposed to be hibiscus and cinnamon chips in here too, oddly enough, but I don’t notice them. I should also note that I tried to avoid scooping too much chicory root into this cup… It seems like a finicky ingredient, and I think if there had been more of it, this would have been a lot harder to drink.
So, yeah. I like this one! It remind me a lot of autumn. Roasty and earthy and dry, with a strong ginger bite… But I definitely understand why it’s not to everyone’s taste.
I have to say that I am in agreement with the others who have reviewed the tea. I like ginger, I like lemon but with this I’m not so sure they brought them together well. Can’t really find a positive except to say thanks to say “Thanks” to Ost for sending this my way. At least I know not to buy it.
The packet said Strawberry Sencha from Frontier Naturals. But I couldn’t find that tea on their site. I do feel that there is some strawberry in this. The sencha is mild and well balanced with a bit of strawberry. This is not a strawberry soda pop tea. This is a nice cuppa for the afternoon; need more caffeine in a.m., no caffeine in evening.
This is my very first chicory…and blech. Not my cuppa. At all. Looking at the title, lemon and ginger, mmm… I like both of those flavors, so together it must taste delicious! I even enjoyed the smell…..and the taste is just veryyyy concentrated version of the smell.. not sure why I didn’t like it…but it ended up going down the drain :’( For a herbal tea, it brews so incredibly dark…strange. Might try this again someday with only steeping the littlest bit of leaves..
I received a sample of this from Suziqzer awhile back. Thank you!
Somehow this got pushed to the bottom of my work droor. I was digging around today and found it and was like, oh yeah! This was really tasty! It was a tad bit of the toasty oolong with hints of almond and a sweet finish. I really enjoyed this one! I will finish the last cup of this first thing Monday!
Haven’t said much about this, but it’s made repeat appearances at the house now—it’s a respectable and decent black morning tea. Flavor strength is right in the middle, maybe pointing a scootch toward the dark/deep side instead of bright/brassy. Takes sloppy steeping OK. Those of you who’ve read more than three of my reviews know that’s a winner for me.
This morning, however, due to cloggy and lumpy spring sinuses, I’m getting banana vibes out of it. An unexpected tea adventure :) It’s me, not the leaves!
Scribbles shared a China black from Tao Tea Leaf that was so deep and rich I fell in love with it…was hoping that locally, I could at least make acquaintance with its peasant cousin.
So I picked this up last run to Fox Farm. It has hints of the toasty cocoa richness of the Tao gold standard, but just hints. All the same, an inexpensive (just over a buck an ounce) lightweight breakfast tea for the summer months.
Based on the smell, I didn’t think I would like this tea at all. While brewing it has a very strong medicinal smell. It calms down a bit and while sipping reminds me or herbal sodas like traditional birch beer, root beer, and dandelion/burdock soda. Some sips taste a bit too floral and soapy, but other sips are clean and herbal.
Thanks for the sample Suziqzer! I have another serving left & will re-evaluate when I taste again.
Flavors: Anise, Autumn Leaf Pile, Corn Husk, Wood
I received a sample of this from Suziqzer. Thank you for sharing.
Reading the name of this tea I got really excited. I love both flavors. Brewed up though this was a little too medicinal for me. I get the lemon form the lemon grass and I get ginger. It tastes like there is chamomile in there. I am not sure why this didn’t work for me. It is a very dark brew which is really surprising. I added some ice and it was okay cold. I really wanted to like this one, but it is not my cup of tea.
This tea is not among my favorites. It has nothing particularly wrong with it. Mild musty taste, some what vegetal. I probably will not buy it again. Plain darjeelings are not my favorite anyway. Luckily, I don’t have much of it.