Ermagherd, this tea is blue! Really, really blue! I’m drinking it from my TARDIS mug and it’s damned close in colour.
The dry leaf is really pretty and extremely fluffy. The directions say 2 heaping teaspoons per cup, which sounds like a lot of leaf, but really isn’t that much. There are whole blue and yellow flowers, pink rose petals, big strips of pale green pandan leaves and curls of lemongrass shavings. There’s supposed to be lavender in here too, but I don’t see or smell it.
An 8 minute steep yields a deep blue cup that quite mild tasting. The dominant notes are lemongrass, pandan and rose. It’s pretty herbal tasting, but not in that generic herbal health teas kind of way. The rose remains distinct and builds through the finish and the pandan kind of takes on a pastry-like note.
I don’t really know which ingredients in this are supposed to be energizing, and I don’t buy into the whole idea of detoxing, but this is tasty and pretty and that’s good enough for me.
Flavors: Herbaceous, Lemongrass, Pastries, Rose