Curious Cumin? Curious Cumin! It’s all in the punctuation, folks! Either would work here! It’s Curious Cumin from Steeped Tea!
Curious Cumin is an Herbal Tisane that features Fennel, Anise, Cinnamon, Silver Lime Blossoms, Cumin, Turmeric, Goji Berries, Lemongrass, Rose Blossom Leaves, Peppermint Leaves, Pistachios, Pomegranate Blossoms, Cardamom, Sunflower Blossoms, Cornflower Blossoms, Safflowers, and flavors.
That’s a WHOLE LOTTA flavor, friends! Let me break it down for you!
The Fennel is lovely. I was sort of confused when I saw it was the first ingredient on the list of many. I assumed it would be a BUNCH of Fennel and then everything else. The Fennel flavor was in attendance and played well with others but it wasn’t the focal point of the whole song and dance.
The Anise and Cinnamon paired well together like it usually seems to. Again – it played a roll – but not the only roll.
The Lime Blossoms and Lemongrass provided a simple yet flavorful lemon-lime flavor – more on the floral side and not-so-much the puckery citrus side.
The Cumin and Turmeric join forces to come up with an unexplainable flavor to add to this already complex blend of flavors. And I’m glad they did!
The Cardamom and Pistachios are next up to bat! They add a little nuttiness and a little creaminess to the over all flavor – but not TOO much – just a spec of it!
Here is where the Peppermint comes into play, too! I thing it acts as a YIN and a YANG for the Cumin and Turmeric. It’s very subtle but plays an important yet slight cooling roll, here!
Then there are the rest of the blossoms, leaves, and flowers. Yup! Just enough floral flavor to keep you guessing!
Like I said this is layer after layer of flavor complexity and I really appreciate all that went into this blend of an herbal tisane. I have to say that it’s VERY tasty for an herbal tisane and VERY comforting. There are LOTS of great ingredients in there and I’m pretty darn impressed!