Teanzo’s Advent Calendar, Day 16 … did not like this. I suffer from allergies, so I’m always open to a tasty seasonal allergy relief type of tea/tisane, but this isn’t very tasty. I certainly couldn’t drink this on a daily basis because I couldn’t finish the one cup I had of it.
The cons: a) The eucalyptus. Not a fan of how strong a flavor this presented, and when combined with the licorice, the flavor ended up tasting like vaporub to me.
This is the only real “con” of this tea, but it was enough of a con to turn me off on it, unfortunately.
There are some pros to this tea: a) The hibiscus is not a heavy presence. For those of you who aren’t a fan of hibiscus (like me), and you like the taste of eucalyptus, you might enjoy this. b) the peppermint and licorice were enjoyable in the first few sips, until the eucalyptus caught up with the palate. Once the eucalyptus arrived to the party, it was all over for me.
That said, given that this is day 16’s tea, and after having tried 16 teas, I’ve only found one that really just was not for me, I’d say that so far, this Advent Calendar (and Teanzo Tea) is a big time win for me.
Here’s my full-length article: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/12/16/24-days-of-tea-holiday-countdown-day-16-from-teanzo-1856/