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Mugwort tea with soapy taste

 
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I bought 200 grams of mugwort loose leaf and want to know if it is suppose to taste like soap. I put loose leaves in a tea infuser. I used 1 tsp of loose leaves should I use less or is it expired? When I smelled it the best I could it did not smell like soap, but earl gray tea. The leaves match the mugwort pics on Google but very dark green.
 
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Welcome to Permies John! It’s great to see new folks on here.
Is mugwort related to cilantro? I know some people have the same issue with that herb?
 
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No mugwort and corriander are not related, mugwort tastes FOUL to me it is so bitter I don't want to go near it. I don't think it's something anyone would drink on it's own by choice.
 
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I don't mind bitter tea. Just want to know if it's supposed to taste like soap or if you mean by it taste foul, the foul is soap like taste? I took a good wif of it and smelled no trace of soap.
 
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i’m a fan of mugwort tea. yes, it’s a little bitter. no, i don’t ever get any kind of soapy taste.
 
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Nevermind the one I have is ok. I used less leaves and it taste bitter.
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