Echinacea has long since been a go to herb for those seeking immune system support – particularly during cold and flu season, but it can be used for a variety of ailments. Its bright purple and pink flowers grab the attention of the eye much like the teas and tinctures made from this plant captivate the tongue taste buds.
Echinacea is known for its signature “zing” and the crackling sensation that it produces on the tongue when consumed. This sensation is not painful at all and is just echinaceas’ way of letting you know that it’s getting ready to work.
Echinacea has a strong flavor that is noticed right away. However, that’s not to say that it’s unpleasant! Its floral and pine notes pair particularly well with tea blends containing members of the mint and citrus family. When enjoyed on its own, it still goes down fairly smoothly.
- Sharp and pungent
- Twinges of citrus