drank Breathe Deep by Yogi Tea
576 tasting notes

This is in teabag form, of course, so I wonder if I should have a different rating system? What do you think?

Back to the tea. First sip there is a lot going on. Almost too much. It’s spicy – whoa, there’s the licorice. I love the sweet aftertaste of licorice, but you know it’s there. So if you don’t like licorice, you may want to pass on this tea – and possibly all Yogi teas. It’s a fave ingredient of theirs.

I can see why this would be a popular tea for someone who is sick – especially if you can’t taste anything.

A few sips in and I’m thinking this tea is kinda nasty. Yet I keep drinking it. It makes my throat feel good – all the flavors of helping one feel better when one is sick.

It’s soothing. And kinda making me sleepy. I think I’ll re-evaluate and re-rate later, after I try another cup…

About 15 mins later: I noticed the brew is kinda foggy and I’m concerned about consuming a foggy tea. Nonetheless I keep drinking it… and now it’s starting to taste kinda good…

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