Harney had this as a sample for $3.75. After reading the description, I thought I’d give it a try, even though herbals and blacks are usually what I like.
I am giving this tea a high rating because, while it isn’t what I usually like, it seems to have all the attributes a tea of this kind should have (I did a little research). I can taste the grassy notes. Though there isn’t any real sweetness I can detect,it IS a flavorful and not at all bitter, blend. I wouldn’t call it robust but it certainly has body. This is by no means a weak tea. As it cools the flavors do come out more. I think this is something I would enjoy with a meal as opposed to my afternoon standard. A light touch of sweetener seems to mute the natural flavor. It is refreshing and I plan to try it iced soon. While I don’t taste the butter and coconut that could be because I have damaged those taste buds with years of flavored and very brisk black teas :) The best way I can describe the taste and smell is clean. Clean and like a bit of the outdoors.
It’s about an hour later and I just tried some still warm tea with a bit of real cream…wow! Really nice! Smooth with the flavor enhanced not muted. Also, I just figured out what I am tasting besides grass. It doesn’t make sense but I am getting artichokes!! Avery pleasant but very distinct after note that reminds me of artichokes. Maybe the addition of cream has something to do with it???