Well, all I can say is BLECH!
I shouldn’t have even tried this, as I vehemently HATE fennel and anise and anything that tastes remotely like black licorice, but…
It’s really cold out and windy out tonight*, so I walked into my store looking for something to warm me up and make my walk home a bit more tolerable. I didn’t know whether I should go with something spicy or just something comforting. So the SA brought this over and immediately I say to her “I hate fennel” and she states that she does too, but that this tea helped her stay warm over the weekend when it snowed and the store had no heat. Fair enough, I thought, but I sniffed a few others (mostly the other new Ayurvedic teas) as well. I was deliberating between this, Turmeric Snap, and New Delhi Delight. While the New Delhi Delight smelled warm and earthy from the cumin, I wasn’t sure I wanted to drink it, and I probably would have been happiest with the Turmeric Snap with the Ayurvedic blends.
That said, it is quite warming, and as I paid my $2.50 or so, I am drinking it all up…I can’t stand to see it go to waste. I will definitely have to cleanse my palate later, and make a tastier brew.
I’m not rating this, as I don’t think it is fair to, based on my bias toward the ingredients.
*for us wimps out west on Vancouver Island at least…
EDIT: since I rated Turmeric Snap on accident, I am rating this, and not a high one, but it is noted I have a bias towards the main ingredients.