Somehow I acquired a 50g bag of this. I believe I actually purchased it, I’m not sure if it was on a whim or because I had a sample I liked in-store, but it was ultimately a bad decision. I have this vague memory of wanting to return the tea because it was so gross, but I no longer had the receipt, so was out of luck.
Anyhow, rediscovered it a couple days ago and yep, it’s still awful. There’s a vomitty smell to it despite no coconut, and on top of that, a bit of what comes off to me as a staleness. Flavour is the same (tart, orangey, licorice-sweet, stale, vomit). So, I decided to try icing and sweetening it to see if it made it any better. Definitely better (cold vomit>hot vomit?) but still not my thing… so I fed it to my husband and within a minute, the cup was gone. Now, he tells me there’s a “spiciness” to it that he doesn’t really care for, but I asked if he’d drink the rest of the bag if I made it up for him and he said yes, so it mustn’t have been that bad. So – looks like that’s what will happen to the rest of this! Does it make me a bad person that I’m not telling him it smells/tastes like puke to me? (I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the tea per se, it might be that an ingredient has gone a bit rancid or perhaps just my perception of an ingredient combination, since I recall this grossness from the get-go.)