This tea looks like a chamomile from the bright yellow colour, but the smell gives away the variety of ingredients. This tea doesn’t have a strong smell, rather a faint liquorice scent with a hint of spice. As the tea cools, the smell becomes more complex – I can make out the aniseed, fennel and a hint of chamomile.

Right away I’m a little disappointed as some of the tiny, tiny bits of herb and whatnot have made it into my cup (I’m using a La Cafetiere Teafusion and the filter is normally really really good, so I’m blaming the tea rather than the pot).

On the first sip, there’s a warmth to the taste but none of the individual flavours are really jumping out at me. After letting the tea cool a little, I can just about make out the chamomile but it’s very faint (almost wasted) under the pervasiveness of the fennel and aniseed. I can’t make out the green rooibos at all.

That said, this does suit its purpose – it’s definitely calming. But overall it isn’t my thing – the taste just doesn’t stand out at all, probably because there are too many ingredients in not quite right proportions.

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I’m Kat. When I was eleven I decided I wanted to drink green tea, and that’s where it all began :)

I work part-time in a conference centre, I just graduated from university and I miss working in a tea bar so, so much.

I will drink pretty much anything except rooibos, and I have a cupboard full of tea to prove it. I’ve been known to convert people to tea, my boyfriend is hooked on Yunnan blacks at the moment and I’ve just got my dad started on pu-erh :)

Favourite teas are Japanese greens, ‘green’ oolongs, Darjeelings, Earl Grey and citrus-flavoured greens.

One day, I will have my own tea shop.


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