My ankle was acting up today, so while I iced it my wonderful husband went out to get me some tea to cheer me up. The wonderful man brewed it too, while he made me pad Thai. I think it steeped about 15 minutes or so, but it’s still enjoyable.
An interesting taste – first you’re hit with with a whole fruit salad’s worth of flavors, then it slowly gives way to a heavy floral aftertaste, almost like tart perfume. I’m still not sure how I feel about that. With my allergies, anything that’s floral or perfumey means an automatic “Run away! Run away!” so being able to take my time with it is an odd and new experience.
All in all, I’m still not quite sure how I feel about this tisane. I think I’ll need to try it a couple more times to figure it out.
UPDATE: I’ve had this tea a couple more times, and it’s been much better. I think the perfume taste had a lot to do with the over-steep.