I’m drinking my first cup of this as I write this review. I picked up 50g of this when last at DAVIDs because I’m running dangerously low on good matés and sadly, all of my all-time favorites are no longer available. So I scooped this one up hoping to fall in love with it.
Dry leaf: slightly sweet, honey?, dry leaves… not much going on here
Liquor: hm.. cough syrup, honey, artificial lemon, spun sugar
Tasting notes: lavender, lemon balm, honey cough drop
Okay, these are really odd flavors to so readily pick up in this tea. And even more odd, the fact that I continue to go back for sips.
I don’t love this tea… But the more sips I take the more addictive it becomes. It’s definitely keeping me coming back for more. ** I just added a squeeze of lemon to this (in addition to the 1/2 pack of Truvia that I added at the beginning) and it definitely enhances the better flavors in this tea and brings a brightness that I, for one, feels it benefits from.
All in all, I really enjoy how drinkable this tea is. And my love for it is definitely growing each sip I take. I appreciate how smooth & round the flavor profile is, even once lemon & sweetener is added. The honey-lemon throat drop flavor (MINUS the gross menthol/eucalyptus flavor usually associated with those) is definitely prevalent but strangely, that’s kinda part of what I’m enjoying. It’s like a hug in a cup and super soothing- even with me not being remotely sick. I could definitely see this being a cold buster !
Definitely going back for a 2nd steep of this one.
Flavors: Artificial, Burnt Sugar, Honey, Lavender, Lemon, Medicinal, Rooibos