Sometimes, at work, people just leave teas on my desk with sticky notes on them for me to try because they know I want to taste anything I can. This was one of those random sticky note teas; I don’t even know which coworker left it for me!
The dry leaf wasn’t super great smelling to me – very, very floral and perfumed to the point where it reminded me of walking through the cosmetic department of a store like Hudson Bay. Just a few too many smells happening all at once. Steeped it was fine. It still sort of had that fake and chemical element to it, but in a much less concentrated way that the aroma had been. If I had to name what fruit it was supposed to taste like, then I think it would be mango – but a weirdly floral yet pine-y mango. Just a smidge of lemongrass. Definitely didn’t love this one.