99 Tasting Notes
This tea taught me something: Don’t judge a tea based on the first cup if you are unsure about it. Originally, I rated this tea a 65, but since finishing up 25 grams of it, I became accustomed to the seaweed taste and find that it works well with the green tea. Better yet, it’s healthy! I would actually buy this tea again, and will try and avoid rating teas after only 1 cup.
Flavors: Grass, Seaweed
A nice chai green tea! Lots of cinnamon packed in here. For some weird reason though, I associate chai teas as being a rooibos or black tea thing…I think it’s because I like to be able to taste a green tea undertone and with green tea chai’s the spices overpower the taste of the tea. I’d still recommend this tea, though!
Mmmm! I’ve been looking for more lemongrass teas since DAVIDs has discontinued Honeybush Lemon Ginger. This one reminds me a little bit of it except it has fruits in it. I like it because it’s not tart (thank goodness they didn’t put hibiscus in it!) and refreshing. The lemongrass base is definitely a wise choice. I’m going to have to pick up a full tin next time I’m there!
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.