|"CrazyBitchTea. Quite an interesting name I thought to myself while researching the blend. Hope it tastes as good as the name sounds. Turns out I was in for a surprise. "|
I decided that since this tea is completely herbal and pre-bagged, I would brew in what I call "grandpa" style. That means that the tea bag (or leaves in some cases) just sit in the water until I am done drinking. No timed steep period. With herbals and pu-erhs and some other teas, no bitterness will leak into the brew. The water temperature was boiling for this blend.
The tea liquor was a bright crystal clear golden elixir. It was very nice just to look at. It also smelled delightful! So spicy with hints of cinnamon and clove. All positive notes in my book so far.
Now lets move on to taste, the most important factor. Unfortunately, there was very little flavor. mostly mint. No cinnamon-y warmth, no spice, just mint. I was very disappointed after all those positive notes that this was all I got. I even let the tea cool a little bit hoping that the flavors might come through better. But much to my dismay, nothing improved.
Looking at the ingredient list, I think I have found the reason for the lack of flavor. Things like Chaste Tree Berries, Dandelion Root, Skullcap, and Catnip are all blended into this herbal remedy. None of them or the other 9 ingredients have any major flavor what-so-ever! CrazyBitchTea combined 13 herbal supplements that are reported to help people de-stress and relax. I guess it fits with their selling motto,"The Bitch Stops Here". Personally, I did not feel de-stressed after consuming a full glass of flavorless hot water, but remember I am in a high-stress kitchen all day. Maybe this tea isn't meant for severe cases like mine.
All in all, the tea is flat and lifeless. Not one of the best teas i've ever tasted. Not one of the worst. But definitely something I will not drink again.
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