A free sample from my Boxing Day sale! It’s quite the new odd blend: Toasted rice, cocoa shells, cocoa nibs, coffee beans, ashwagandha, guarana seeds. The flavor is surprisingly savory, almost like sesame seeds or something like that. Extra toasty from the toasted rice. With hints of coffee throughout. I’m surprised I’m not tasting more chocolate here, with the various chocolate elements. I wish there was more! But the resulting flavor is unique and enjoyable anyway. I think using two teaspoons for a mug was a good idea.
I’m not sure how much caffeine is in this, without any actual tea. But it’s supposed to de-stress but also give you a brain boost. I’d say I had the same amount of anxiety as usual and also got about the same amount of reading done as usual, but maybe that is just me. So I wish there was more of a BOOST than whatever boost was here… Sometimes I can drink yerba mate or guayusa and have much more focus, but this tea is not those. Sometimes I drink black tea and then feel even more tired, so who knows. Maybe I’m a ghost and tea is the same for me, as food is to Slimer.
Steep #1 // 2 teaspoons for a full mug // 11 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 6 minute steep
TLDR: A unique savory toasty blend but wanted more chocolate and more of a boost!