It’s official, I am getting sick. Woke up this morning with enlarged tonsils, and have been getting progressively fuzzier in the head all day. Now I can feel the mucosa of my nasal passages and sinuses swelling, and I have a fairly constant feeling of needing to sneeze. Ugh. AND I have a job interview next Tuesday… hope this is a quick bug.
I got a sample of this in the goodie bag from the NY Coffee and Tea festival two years running, and I never felt a drive to try it until now. I was expecting not to like this at all. First, Celestial Seasonings is not a brand I have a lot of confidence in. Second, something that is designed a as medicinal tea doesn’t sound appetizing to me. Well you can color me totally shocked.
I am actually really enjoying this cup. Fortunately the lemongrass and ginger are dominant flavors here, along with a somewhat appley chamomile. The licorice root doesn’t add a licoricey flavor for me, but rather quite a bit of sweetness and a touch of earthiness. I actually really like the flavor combo. Would I drink this if I wasn’t feeling ill? Perhaps not, but I would possibly even restock this one for times that I am sick, including those times when I am having gut problems (lemon and ginger, natch).
ETA: this apparently has spearmint in it is well? But I didn’t really notice, which is good because I am not big on minty teas.