91 Tasting Notes
I remember about a year and a half ago when I first started to get into tea, detox was a favourite of mine. This was before I understood that when it comes to green tea, one must not pour boiling hot water on the leaves so the leaves don’t burn and you get a bitter aftertaste. Detox was the first “green tea” that I enjoyed-largely because it didn’t taste like green tea! However, now that I know how to properly make green tea, it’s been a while since I’ve had detox. Sadly, I am no longer a fan because all it tastes like to me is lemony rooibos. I love lemongrass and rooibos, but not when either taste is overpowering. The rooibos does do a good job of covering up any bitter taste one would usually get from pouring boiling water over green leaves, but my mouth does dry out a bit just like it would from the burnt green tea.
Overall I don’t think I’ll buy this again. I’m glad my brother likes this tea; I’ll give him most of it.
I’m sad I don’t like this tea more. I love all of the ingredients listed, but I think the problem is the flavour combo when they are all put together. I was expecting more of a mildly spicy (and only slightly sweet) tea like Honey bush Lemon Ginger or Super Ginger but instead it kind of tasted like Licorice Twist and Super Ginger mixed together. If the licorice were removed, I think I would like it. My opinion is the tea should either be spiced based or “sweet” based…not both.
I’ve been trying a bunch of DAVIDs “healthy” teas (ones with ginger, lemongrass, etc as opposed to ones with sprinkles and chocolate pieces, lol). I love green tea and ginger and whatnot, but I have never had sea lettuce or burdock root before. It has kind of an odd taste that I’m not used to. The tea pretty much tastes like lettuce water with a hint of green tea. I’m sure I could acquire a taste to this tea-by the end of the cup it wasn’t bothering me too much-but with so many other options I might just use up the 25 grams I have and leave it.
Off to try more teas!
My fiancé, who is Dutch, just loves black licorice and anise. I, on the other hand, hate black licorice but love anise. However, we both enjoy this tea! I prefer Bravissimo over this tea but this is nice when I want a licorice-y tasting tea that won’t make me sleepy.
This tea has the Dutch seal of approval!
I was skeptical of this tea at first…it has so many spices in it I was scared it was going to be like New Delhi Delight…which I hated and ended up throwing out. But after a couple of sips I fell in love with this tea! It’s yummy, great for any time of the day, and good for colds. This is going to have to be my replacement of Honeybush Lemon Ginger since David’s discontinued that (which, by the way, I am still sad about :( ).