Drank this on the commute home from work yesterday.
It’s weird how it tasted so familiar, even though I’m almost positive I’ve never tried it before. I definitely liked aspects of it a lot, but there were qualities I was equally unfond of as well. The base was really nice, but adding licorice root and chamomile created this super unpleasant sweet, cloying floral top note that was grating on my palate. The lemon verbena/pear combo was quite interesting to me as it did taste distinctly like pear to me but a rather unique sort of pear flavour I haven’t had in many blends – and that’s the sort of citrus-y, tart pear note that comes from “pear concentrate” – the kind often mixed with apple juice and white grape juice in fruit juices, for extra sweetness/body/as a filler. Not a bad pear, just a pear that has a specific connotation to it, for me.