When this is brewed too hot with a shorter steep, it tastes mostly of lemongrass with hints of mint.
I tried brewing it for 5 minutes with hot but not boiling water, and it brought out the other important ingredient: seaweed.
Here’s the thing: I like seaweed. But I like toasted nori, but that thick bull kelp rotting on the beaches near my house. The smell of this tea is really unnerving because it reminds me of octopus/squid flavour or fish broth. It smells REALLY fishy. Luckily, however, the taste is more similar to the smell of bull kelp, and not what I would describe as fishy. It pretty much tastes how one would expect this blend to taste like. Strong lemongrass, the longer steep made the peppermint a bit overpowering, and then in the aftertaste is bull kelp. If you have ever tasted dried Kombu seaweed, that is what this tastes like.
For those who don’t know what bull kelp looks like:
Flavors: Citrus, Dry Grass, Fish Broth, Fishy, Herbs, Lemon Zest, Lemongrass, Menthol, Mint, Peppermint, Salty, Seaweed