drank Fired Up Fennel by DAVIDsTEA
4 tasting notes

This tea is strange – there is really no getting around it. But its strangeness makes it interesting, and I like that. When I first encountered it in store, I thought it smelled good, but food good – I couldn’t really imagine how it would translate into a tea, and it kind of terrified me. I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I really don’t smell the licorice at all, and without the licorice it smells like curry – really delicious, but I didn’t want to feel like I was drinking liquid Indian food. You definitely taste the licorice though – the whole curry flavour of the fennel and chili peppers hits the back of my tongue, while the front is all smooth, sweet licorice flavour. Strange, but strangely delicious. I’m not sure that I’d be able to drink this often, but I definitely plan to keep some around. This seems like it might work magic on a cold without tasting like the general immune system-boosting teas you normally end up drinking – a plus, in my books. Next step: throwing a scoop of this into the rice cooker with some basmati…

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