128 Tasting Notes
This tea has willow bark in it, which according to WebMD (and many other sources) contains the chemical Salicin. Salicin is similar to aspirin. That being said, it really has no flavor except mint. It has nana mint in it, which apparently has medicinal properties too. I really just can’t get into this tea because of its lack of flavor and aroma! It also leaves an odd taste or sensation on my tongue; could it be the Salicin? I’m generally not sensitive to aspirin, but then, I also don’t take very much. AT LEAST IT DOESN’T HAVE STEVIA IN IT! Wouldn’t drink this again.
Flavors: Alkaline, Mint
We bought this tea after having afternoon tea at the Wisteria Tea Room in Fort Myers, FL. This was a selection by my husband. I have been clearing out old teas or questionable teas to make way for new ones I want to try. This one was still hanging around, so I made a cup this morning. Honestly, I did not entirely care for the aroma which was rooibos. The first tasting note I experienced was alcohol, and then an artificial taste. The tea has “natural flavors” so that has to be it. I am keeping it for my husband to retry when he gets home….
Flavors: Alcohol, Artificial, Rooibos
This is one of the better tasting detox teas, but that’s not a very high bar! I just used the last tea bag; I’m not buying any more, and I probably won’t buy any more green rooibos or tea with fennel (at least it’s not the dread licorice root). Just isn’t that great. I really did like the fact that it came in a dark-colored glass jar for freshness.
Flavors: Fennel, Rooibos
I bought this tea a couple of years ago and just didn’t drink it. One or two cups, maybe. I just made up a cup and after the first sip I had an allergic reaction. Tongue burning and swelling, nasty taste on my tongue and a feeling my tongue was coated with something. Why do tea manufacturers insist on cheating on the ingredients and putting in chemicals? It also has licorice root, another “cheater ingredient.” Into the trash it goes (I will recycle the metal can). I will taste my other teas from Republic of Tea but i don’t expect much. Thank goodness I moved on to better quality tea.
Flavors: Artificial, Burnt, Chemical, Cloves, Licorice Root