This has a lot of my fave flaves in it: licorice, pink peppercorns, ginger, orange peel and of course green tea. I grabbed it on a whim – to pad my recent DT order so I could reach the $50 for free shipping.
The dry leaves do not smell at all like I would expect. It’s like a cleaning product or something. Uh-oh. As it’s brewing, I smell the same cleaning product smell – yikes! I’m all for cleaning products, don’t get me wrong. I love when my bathroom and kitchens are clean, and that wonderful fresh smell. But in me tea? No thanky.
I gritted my teeth and tried it anyway. It’s not as bad as it smells – but it’s heavy on the sweet ginger taste (ginger + stevia). Not as spicy as I had hoped. There’s also an earthy, as in dirt aftertaste. Ick!
Maybe it would be better iced, with lemon ice cubes or something to combat the ginger overkill?
I’m adding this to my rotation for tea swaps, or maybe I’ll try to sell it in a lot of other David’s Teas.
Me no likey – to quote a character on HIMYM. PASS!