Picked this tea up at a local Asian Market. I like to try the various teas the market sells and since I’m sick in bed I thought I’d give the tea a go due to its claim to help build chi.
The suggest brew is boiling water then steeping for 10-15 minutes. I opted to use 190 degree water steeping for 15 minutes. I was a little nervous, initially, that I would draw out a bitter flavor with that long of a steep, but there was none.
The aroma is very subtle, but I picked up on slight hints of herbs and licorice. The flavor, is, also, very subtle. While I caught a bit of herb and fruit, my palate couldn’t identify them specifically.
While the tea was subtle, I didn’t find the need to add milk or sugar to it which is nice as I’m not feeling well today.
I have so many subtle teas that I enjoy that I’m not sure I need more, so I’m not sure how often I would buy this, but it is one I would buy again.
Flavors: Fruity, Herbs, Licorice