For a tea that is named to sound welcoming for any morning I thought it sounded perfect for the morning after my birthday. It said two brew two teaspoons per litre of boiling water and to steep for 10 minutes, so as I have only brewed enough for one cup I have put in half a tea spoon of tea which was steeped for 4 minutes and one cups worth of boiling water.
My tea contains no creamer or sweetener for the purpose of this analysis.
Colour: Very dark chocolate or soy sauce.
Smell: Cinnamon and cardamom shines through making it sweet yet freshly citrus.
Taste: The Cardamom is very strong but it tastes fairly light. Personally I don’t like cardamom but this really is very nice and subtle. You can taste the cinnamon which goes nicely to add in some sweetness but as for the licorice I cannot taste that at all but I imagine it was only added to give an after taste or very slight flavour which I cannot personally detect. It gives a warming effect and I must admit that it is rather nice to drink in the morning to aid waking up.
Overall: I shall be drinking this tea quite a lot because it really does help me cope with the mornings. The taste yet subtle is still pleasing and I am guessing that the longer you leave to steep the more flavour it will have (perfect for mornings that I need more kick with).