This tea has the strong taste of lemongrass followed by the taste of mint. The base is a slightly astringent, slightly malty black tea, a Keemun I believe. It is a relatively nice tea but the taste of lemongrass is too strong for my taste. It did not brew up bitter, which is good. I think it has a quality tea for a base. I can’t taste the Elderberries which Whispering Pines says is the main flavor in this tea. This tea would definitely be better if he blended it with less lemongrass next time. Lemongrass is a powerful flavor ingredient that doesn’t always give the same punch each time. No two stalks of lemongrass will be the exact same strength. It may be that the Lemongrass he used this time was more potent than previous times but I am just guessing because I have never tried this tea before.
I brewed this tea once in an 18oz teapot with 3 tsp leaf and 200 degree water for 5 min.
I would recommend this tea to anyone who likes the strong flavor of lemongrass with a secondary flavor of mint.
Flavors: Lemongrass, Mint