|"The overall experience was very woody and reminded me of a taste similar to holy basil. "|
While these herbs seem like a well thought over choice for a tea called A Touch of Zen, I'm not quite sure if my taste buds enjoyed the zen experience. I followed the directions and brewed the tea at 10 minutes with 1 cup of boiling water. At 10 minutes the taste was very woody, earthy and almost toasty, kind of reminded me of patchouli. The consistency of the tea bag was the characteristic I did not expect to find. Upon squeezing the bag out into the cup I found myself squeezing a bag full of what looked like herbal muck, to put it nicely.
Squeezing the bag was the most unenjoyable part, until I decided to follow Nucha's instructions and left the bag in. At 15 minutes the tea began to take on a more holy basil taste, stronger and woodier. At 20 minutes the taste was practically unbearable. It suddenly turned very bitter and I couldn't even bring myself to finish the cup.
Overall, this herbal tea did give me a sense of relaxation which it claimed, though the only way I would choose to drink it is steeped at 10 minutes with honey. To get the most out of this tisane, I would strongly advise not leaving the bag in.
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