From the Tea Thoughts spring countdown box.
This tisane actually reminds me of pickles. I think it must be the chrysanthemum giving me that connotation, as it often tastes a bit savory/peppery, so I could see it making me think of dill. I’m surprised that it’s not sweeter given the classic jujube, longan, and hawthorn fruits included. I do taste a bit of that syrupy sweet quality from the fruit, but I think mostly I’m getting chrysanthemum and the tangerine peel, which together are giving me pickles. I don’t think I’ve ever had bamboo leaf, so not sure what that is adding.
Anyway, not quite what I expected given my previous experience with similar TCM tisanes, but still very interesting and strangely enjoyable! :P
The licorice does build a bit as I sip, which gives it a stronger sweetness.
Flavors: Acidic, Citrus, Dill, Dried Fruit, Herbaceous, Honey, Licorice Root, Pepper, Pickles, Savory, Sweet, Syrupy, Tangerine, Thick