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drank Egyptian Licorice Mint by Yogi Tea
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Ick! I should have known better than to think this wouldn’t be sickly sweet, but some brilliant tea maker thought sickly sweet licorice root should also have stevia accompanying it. Absolutely disgusting, I don’t know how anyone can enjoy this, and that’s coming from someone who prefers the taste of artificial sugar/diet soda. This isn’t a sweet tea with sugar added sweet. This is full blown stevia in overdrive sweet. It dries my tongue out too.

The licorice root is nice and licorice-y, herbaceous, distinct taste of medicinal herbs and root. The mint is fresh and not vegetal.

Flavors: Anise, Herbs, Licorice, Medicinal, Metallic, Mint, Sweet, Taro Root

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 8 OZ / 250 ML

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I am a biochem major hoping for a career in research genetics and evolutionary biology. I love science fiction and spend too much of my time reading comic books. I’m a passionate keeper of spiders, cacti, and exotic plants. I eat a vegan, plant-based diet for moral and environmental reasons (I mention this only because it is relevant to which flavoured teas I drink).

I drink mostly flavoured and low caffeine teas/tisanes, but I will try anything twice. As far as pure teas go, I gravitate towards whites, yellows, and jade oolongs. I’m always open for trades and sample sales/exchanges. Message me any time :)

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Rum/alcohol, clove, cardamom, rosemary, pine, sage, moss/Earthy, lychee, floral, creamy, malt, hay, rice/grain, toasty, desserty, cocoa/chocolate, decaf or no caffeine, very unusual flavours

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Decaf teas (any variety)/no caf tisanes like honeybush and rooibos, yellow, jade oolong, white, Darjeeling blacks

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Acidic/sour/tart, melon, grapefruit, bitter, astringent, smokey, sickly sweet (too much chicory, cinnamon, or licorice root), yerba mate, tumeric mushroom/fungus,

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Animal products: [confectioners glaze, gelatine, marshmallows, , natural flavour, white choc chips, caramel bits, etc]
St. John’s wort (herb)

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