What Does Alfalfa Tea Taste Like?

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Today we’re going to take a look at a very interesting herbal infusion. Alfalfa leaf tea is not a hugely well-known tea.

With that in mind, the big question is…

What Does Tea Taste Like? Alfalfa tea has a very mild earthy flavor. There is a slight vegetable flavor mixed in as well. It all comes together for a soothing cup of tea.

However, there are plenty of places where you can find this interesting herbal infusion which means it’s beginning to become more well-known in the mainstream.

The retail presence of an herbal infusion is always a good barometer of exactly how popular it is or how popular it’s going to become.

It’s not always 100% accurate but if you start seeing a certain herbal infusion pop up more and more in the mainstream that means it is becoming more and more popular.

Remember the mainstream is always the last to find out about anything.

Alfalfa tea hasn’t hit that saturation Point yet but it seems to be picking up a little bit of steam. So let’s take a look at the flavor profile for Alfalfa tea.

I used Buddha Teas Organic Alfalfa Leaf Tea for this flavor profile.

The Flavor Profile Of Alfalfa Tea

The flavor profile of alfalfa tea is one that is not overly complex. I only detect a couple of distinct flavors in the tea. 

Of course, this is simply my opinion of it you may taste more complex flavors when you decide to drink it so think of this as just a starting place for your journey into Alfalfa tea.

Alfalfa Tea Has An Earthy Base

The first really distinct flavor not that I found in Alfalfa tea is that it does have quite an earthy base to it.

however, everything else related to this tea is very mild and subtle in its flavor. The one thing I did notice is that it does not really have a bitterness to it that you find in some earthy teas.

Herbal flower teas, in particular, tend to have a little bit more bitterness when the earthy base is one of their predominant flavors.

But this one is fairly balanced and the earthy flavor makes the t a very mild and soothing and ultimately someone enjoyable cup of tea to drink.  Especially if you like your teas mild and not overly

There Slight Vegetable Flavor As Well

The next Labor that really comes through is something that you would probably expect from a leaf-based tea.

And that is a slight vegetable flavor.

This is nowhere near the grassy vegetable flavor of a good green tea but it is still there although like everything else with Alfalfa tea it is very mild and very subtle.

The vegetable taste does bring a nice soothing quality to the overall flavor profile of alfalfa tea. But it does not overwhelm or take control of the flavor of the tea at all.

I think that’s probably the biggest takeaway from drinking Alfalfa tea is if it’s just so mild and so subtle that there is very little complexity in the flavor.

It is basically earthy and vegetable, mild and soothing, and that’s about all you can expect from this herbal infusion.

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A Nice Cup Of Alfalfa Tea

Alfalfa Tea Is Very Mild

This might be the more controversial aspect of the flavor of alfalfa tea.  And controversial is probably the wrong word but for me, it’s the biggest problem with Alfalfa tea.

It is incredibly mild. I’ve heard it described as strong but I do not taste a strong note in Alfalfa tea.

I typically enjoy my teas to be a little bit stronger I like black tea quite a bit and this, in my opinion, comes nowhere near the strength of a black tea.

Mild is the best way to describe it. There’s really no other flavor notes other than the earthy and vegetable taste that you get and even those are very mild.

It doesn’t mean it’s bad it just it’s not particularly conducive to my personal taste. Now if you are new to drinking herbal teas this is a great place to start because it is not offensive in any way shape or form.

It’s not overly bitter it doesn’t have a lot of weird flavor combinations coming at you when you have to kind of pick your way through.

This is a great starter of herbal tea. And it makes a great base for a huge variety of herbal tea blends.

A Soothing Cup Of Tea

Alfalfa tea is an incredibly soothing cup of tea. It reminds me of chamomile tea a little bit.  not necessarily in The Taste but in the mildness and soothing flavor that comes through when you drink a cup of this herbal infusion.

It’s this really subtle soothing flavor that makes Alfalfa Tea an incredible tea blend with other flavors and other types of tea.

The aforementioned chamomile, for example, is a fantastic tea to blend with Alfalfa tea and you get the benefits of both tea and a little bit of increasing flavor over each individual tea.

The Aroma Of Alfalfa Tea

The aroma of alfalfa tea is very similar to The Taste. When you smell the very mild earthy flavor of the Alfalfa leaf tea you know exactly what you’re going to get when you finally take it that first sip of this wonderful herbal infusion.

The smell is mild with a slightly earthy, slightly vegetable aroma. it’s not really that complex on an aroma or a flavor for that matter.

That doesn’t mean it’s bad necessarily complex can sometimes be overwhelming. What’s great about the smell of alfalfa tea is it’s not going to put anyone off if they’re new to teach ranking or herbal infusions in general.

That makes Alfalfa tea a great place to start when introducing someone to herbal teas.

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A Field Of Alfalfa

The Big Finish

That brings us to the end of our look at the taste of alfalfa tea. Whenever we come across a mile to you like this I think my articles always come across as a little disappointed in the herbal infusion.

That may be a little bit true because I do tend to enjoy stronger teas and more flavorful teas.  I think really what it comes down to is the complexity of the flavor of the tea.

For example, I wouldn’t call genmaicha Green Tea an incredibly strong tea but it has a very complex flavor that I absolutely love.

Unfortunately, Alfalfa tea does not have that complex flavor that I really seek out in my tea. But it is a very nice mild and soothing tea to drink. It is also a great tea for someone who’s not a traditional tea drinker. 

It’s a great way to get someone interested in herbal teas because it’s not going to be offensive or overly better or overwhelmingly complex so that they can get a nice cup of tea that you can drink multiple times a day.

So I hope you enjoyed our look at Alfalfa tea thanks for stopping by and as always have a wonderful day.

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