Like coffee, Horny Goat Weed, or as the Chinese call it ???, origins stem from the noticeable effects it had on goats. It is well known that herbs and plants are more potent when eaten by goats. Coffee made them into giddy monstrosities, the weed made them into sex addicts, and staring at them made them dead. While I can’t speak to the fascination of some with goat snuffing, goats on coffee and the weed are a sight to behold. Imagine mid-air copulation with a backflip before finishing with a triple salchow. If this isn’t a hard task, you probably need to spend less time on the Internet.
As a tea, Horny Goat Weed isn’t quite as potent. I must admit, I haven’t tried feeding it to goats. The tea produces a lovely harmony of flavors, none too strong or overpowering. Unlike your Earl Greys, Chais, and Green Teas, Horny Goat Weed is subtle, lacking in a distinct flavor. Instead, the tea goes for an earthy tone that doesn’t overwhelm the taste buds. Following the earthen taste is a slight hint of mint, making for a refreshing finish.
Goat is the primary component of taste. One might thing this disgusting, but these are only the finest and cleanest goats available. These are goats you could lick without reproach. Weed provides a compliment. However, without the dash of horny this tea would fall flat. The pithy dash is the spice that unites all the flavors into a good tea for both midday or evening.