I’m now back in Alberta staying with my mom until mid-June or so. She has been ill and is due for surgery. I brought a whole bunch of tea home with me but still, there is now only so much I can drink over the next month. Plus I’m in the middle of nowhere so it’s not like I can skip down the street and try something out at a DavidsTea or Steeps or something.
Anyway, we were killing some time in Edmonton and walked past an Aveda and stepped in. I used to LOVE this tea. But this was back when I wasn’t really into loose tea yet and spending $27.50 on 140g of loose leaf sounded crazy (actually, for peppermint leaves and licorice root, it still is a little steep).
Wow, is the licorice root ever sweet. My tastes must have changed because I used to be nuts over that natural sweetness. Combined with the refreshing peppermint, this was my favourite pick-me-up tea (a co-worker shared some of her jar with me so I used to obsessively drink this and hoard it).
Now, it’s much too sweet for me. My mom even tried it and thought that it was borderline artificially sweet for her, like Splenda or something. And yeah, it definitely leaves a weird sensation at the back of your mouth.
But I still see the appeal and from a business perspective, I can see why Aveda chose this as their tea to serve to customers.