49 Tasting Notes
I broke out in hives last week – something that I believe is triggered by stress. Tea in general has a very relaxing affect on me, so I can’t say one way or another if this tea does this moreso than others. However, 3 days later, and 3 cups later, the hives are fading. I can say that the taste in general is quite pleasing. The anise is subtle, overpowered by the cinnamon to balance out the flavor. There is something about the aftertaste of anise that I don’t like and that subtracts points for me – but the smell of this tea is totally amazing. It’s awesome for that late night tea, naturally caffeine free. I’ll be keeping this one around, but can only drink it sparingly due to the anise aftertaste.
This isn’t one of my favorite teas – but it gets the job done. I’ve been sick for what feels like an eternity and this is the only thing that really brings me any comfort. It’s potent enough to be smelled even with a stuffy nose and is quite soothing on the throat. Being caffeine free, I can drink as much as I want without feeling like a crazed maniac. I am typically not a huge fan of teas sweetened with anise, but I felt this tea was well done. I wouldn’t drink this if I wasn’t sick though – it’s not THAT good :)
I thought this was okay. Overall, I liked it, but compared to the rest of Mighty Leaf’s flavors, this falls into the “just okay” realm. I felt this was pretty much a slightly different take on Mighty Leaf’s African Nector. Although a twinge of chocolate was present in the smell, I couldn’t actually taste it in the tea. Mint flavor is also pretty subtle.