Tea type
Herbal Tea
Ingredients
Sarsaparilla
Flavors
Astringent, Dark Wood, Decayed wood, Earth, Herbs, Licorice, Mineral
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Caffeine
Caffeine Free
Certification
Fair Trade, Organic
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Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 15 sec 19 oz / 550 ml

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  • “Day 7 of the homemade advent calender with the theme of plain herbals I bought this a while back in the hopes I could make a copycat version of Earth’s Herbal’s Rootbeer Tea but never really got...” Read full tasting note
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Hemidesmus indicus (Indian Sarsaparilla Root)

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Day 7 of the homemade advent calender with the theme of plain herbals

I bought this a while back in the hopes I could make a copycat version of Earth’s Herbal’s Rootbeer Tea but never really got around to finding all the ingredients.

I have had this many times and never once enjoyed it much. It tastes good in a blend or when you ferment rootbeer, but not as a straight tea. I may have oversteeped it this time, however it never seems very tasty brewed for shorter sessions either. It tastes like a mixture of roots, sort of Earthy, decaying wood, musty clay soil, and licorice extract. Metallic or at least minerals, but mostly like what you expect a dried woody root to taste like. I can see how rootbeer might use this as an ingredient, but as-is it isn’t great. The astringency is similar to cheap, oversteeped green tea in that it is drying in the mouth and slightly bitter/tingly, which I didn’t expect at all.

Flavors: Astringent, Dark Wood, Decayed wood, Earth, Herbs, Licorice, Mineral

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 19 OZ / 550 ML

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