I got this tea as one of three for mom this year for Christmas. She loves chais and mint and licorice/fennel, so this one seemed appropriate. Also got her Licorice Twist and her favorite, Pumpkin Chai. So this morning I made her and I a cup of this one, and we will see how it is!
The dry smell is reallly strong on this one, super minty and spicy. I was a bit worried that it might be a bit too much. However, after steeping for 4 mins in my new Brewt (love that thing!) it has mellowed substantially. Now, the steeped smell is reminding me of Splash! by DAVIDsTEA, but there is no burdock in this! Interesting.
Mmmm this is different! The mint is at the forefront, but the spices follow in a trail. I get the peppers and cloves in the middle, and at the tail end, I got a hint of the licorice taste. I like the pepperyness of this blend, and I enjoy that although it has quite a few chai spices, it is not too heavy due to the green tea base. I got a bit of the black pepper too I think, I just felt an urge to sneeze, so I think that might be causing it. It does have a bit of a similar taste to Splash! but a bit more potent and there’s mint in here, I love mint! I could swear there’s burdock root though, the more I sip.
Overall, this is a decent cuppa. I will need to try a few more steepings (if mom will allow of course!) before I form a full opinion on it. I might have to pick up a little sample of this to play with for myself. Oh, and loving that this has ginger in it, ginger has been my friend with all the rich food I’ve been engorging in this past week! Poor stomach haha.
ETA: Mom likes it! Yay! And I know she likes Pumpkin Chai, so I’m 2 for 3 so far, and have yet to try the third! :)