Bought this because I was craving an Anise tea, and then let it sit in the cupboard for a while because this tea actually smells like the “Chinese Five Spice” you find in the spice section and your friendly neighbourhood grocery chain (sniff some McCormick and you’ve got it). It was too much and has been too much for quite a few months now.
Luckily, I caved in a year later after buying it (The dog has passed the torch to the pig), and tried it as a part of my “drink up your unwanted tea” conviction. Turns out this is actually lovely, and just the right amount of cloves, anise/fennel, ginger, peppercorn and cinnamon. (although I wouldn’t mind more citrus). It’s still on the unique side (read: savoury), but I won’t have a problem drinking up the rest!
Edit: I find once this tea is steeped the flavour and aroma profile sometimes cross over to dessert territory; this happened the other day. Tastes like cinnamon anise malt cookies.
Flavors: Anise, Cinnamon, Clove, Fennel, Ginger, Malt, Orange, Peppercorn