drank Moonlight Lotus Herbal Tea by Teavivre
2900 tasting notes

Thank you Teavivire for the free samples!

This is a very vegetal herbal (because of the lotus leaf) with flavours of lemon/citrus, licorice root, herbs, and roses/flowers mixed in. I’d describe it as a very interesting combination of young spinach, celery leaves, rose petals, dry and woody licorice root, and peppery/lemony chamomile flowers. The dried chamomile also gives it that dry meadow or straw flavour that I really enjoy. Lotus leaf tastes like vegetables (but not in a grassy way, more like a young plant bud or waxy succulent leaf) and I find it makes the blend a bit savoury. I’m not big into savoury and vegetable flavours, but I think I would have liked this tea more if it was lighter on the lotus leaf and heavier on the chamomile and orange peel. Speaking of which, I can’t taste the orange peel. It might be my sample package, though, because I don’t see any pieces of orange peel and it might just be that I happened not to get any large pieces.

Flavors: Bamboo, Celery, Citrus, Dry Grass, Floral, Flowers, Green Bell Peppers, Herbaceous, Lemon, Licorice, Rose, Spinach, Taro Root, Vegetable Broth, Vegetables, Vegetal, Wood

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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Acidic/sour/tart, melon, grapefruit, bitter, astringent, smokey, sickly sweet (too much chicory, cinnamon, or licorice root), yerba mate, tumeric mushroom/fungus,

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