I bought this tea in a variety pack with 5 different flavors of herbal tea. Earlier this afternoon I tried the Ginseng tea from this variety pack and it was one of the best herbal teas I have ever tasted so I had high hopes for this one too. Unfortunately this tea was about the biggest let down I have ever had.
When I opened the package I wasn’t crazy about the smell but I was hopeful that it would taste better than the smell. Unfortunately the taste was even worse then the smell. It just tasted nasty. The aftertaste is horible and it sticks with you for quite a while. It has been half an hour since I drank the tea but the aftertaste is still bothering me. I won’t torture myself by drinking this again.
I have tried quite a few chamomile based teas and I have liked all of them until this one.
Update: The nasty aftertaste stuck around bothering me for one to two hours after drinking this tea. I am rating this tea 1/100
I actually have two boxes of this variety pack, one at home and one at work. So I decided to make another cup of tea with a teabag from the other box (just in case) because I couldn’t imagine someone intentionally designing a tea to taste that bad. I brewed the second cup of the the same way but this time it didn’t taste nearly as bad. It still had a hint of the objectionable taste but it was more background. This time the pleasant chamomile taste is the dominant flavor. This second cup of tea deserves a rating of 49/100 so I am averaging the rating of my two experiences to give it 25/100