The Final Sipdown: Day 3.2
Oh sweet mercy.
Figuring I’d get rid of the last of my RoT free sample-in-the-mail things, I steeped this one up. Smelling the tea bag, it reeked of black licorice. Must be the anise. Not a good sign for me.
The taste is pretty terrible. Something in there makes my tongue tingle in an uncomfortable way – like when I take a bite out of something that has way too much pepper on it. I’m pretty sure that’s coming from the ginger. One time, a friend gave me a ginger candy and I got that same uncomfortable tingly feeling. Now it’s scratching at my throat. Ouch.
There’s a faint syrupy note that almost but not quite tastes of orange. And the aftertaste has a mix of mint and ginger on it, but it’s not exactly tasty. And also, black licorice. I get hints of it every now and then, and I have now had enough of this to write what I consider to be a satisfactory description and will be tossing the rest of it.
Easily the best thing about this tea, however, is the coloring. It’s got a hazy, frosted glass quality to it and the liquid is a nice, deeply hued, mandarin-amber color. | http://bit.ly/bhNPbH
Samples Downed: 8