This was probably the wrong day for me to drink this tea: after a full day of mild and gentle Autumn Harvest Laoshan Green, six steepings worth.
And then, BAM, a very assertive Roots and Chai. Dandelion root in tea tends to rub me the wrong way. I had given the bag a good shake, but still.
I steeped it the recommended 8 minutes.
The smell of this tea is vile.
The taste is deep and spicy chai-like with this odd mint-like bite at the end. Perhaps it is the ginger. Though I like ginger and I don’t usually find that it comes as an aftertaste. And then, there’s this odd tongue-tingle effect like one gets from mint sometimes. Though I know that mint is not listed as one of the ingredients.
This is my first cup of this, and I will attempt a second steeping. And then, I will probably try this another time to see whether it was completely unfair of me to drink this after a day of a most lovely and gentle green.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Dandelion, Mint, Spices