Let me start off with a disclaimer: While I believe tea has health benefits, I don’t usually trust things with the word “detox” on them. Honestly, if your body needs a product to cleanse itself of “toxins”, you’re probably in liver failure. That said, I got this $35 bag of tea for $2 with a coupon. So, if it’s awful, I won’t care.
Despite being a blend of all sorts of things I wouldn’t have thought to put together, it actually smells pretty nice. Like lemon cake. However, it also lists “flavors” in the ingredients. Not impressed there. Once steeped, it comes out dark like a black tea. Aside from the lemon, there is a strong rooibos aroma. I really dislike rooibos, but I’m trying to keep an open mind.
The flavor is mild and actually not bad. Yes, the rooibos flavor is in the forefront, but it pairs really well with the lemon. There is also a bit of astringent bitterness, but I don’t mind it. I can’t taste the other ingredients so much. But I look forward to seeing if the guarana seed has any effect.
One more thing, though. This tea lists corn as an ingredient. That’s definitely a first for me… and will probably be a last, also.
Flavors: Bitter, Lemon, Rooibos