So I consider myself a bit of a herbalist and I have a cupboard full of herbs that I like to make into tea. I decided to buy some wormwood the other day without doing any research (as usual) and I made myself a nice pot of wormwood tea. Many have tried to explain the taste but to no avail. Even with licorice root and 3 spoons of sugar, this tea was beyond saving. I cannot describe it, even the thought of drinking it makes my throat close up in ravolt!. The closest explanation I have found online is this.
"after reading that one could get mellow from drinking wormwood tea, i decided to try some before i made the rest into absinthe, there is nothing on this earth that could compare to how vile even the smallest amounts of wormwood tastes: 1 shot wormwood, 1 shot sugar, wormwood is so bitter i couldn't taste the sugar or anything, given the chance i would rather suck on an aspirin wrapped in an old dirty sock, that doesn't even come close to how vile wormwood is, my tongue has shriveled, i'm thinking of cutting it out to banish the taste."
Anyone had any luck with this vile herb?