Look: mix of big chunks and smaller pieces, all the way to powder.
Smell: woah! Amazing! Yummm. Smell of cinnamon is the most prominent.
Taste: sampled big chunk of mystery brown stuff…taste tells me it is tamarind.
Internal experience: excitement to try. Desire is building
After brewing reflections
Look: Bronze colour looks healthy more than it looks appetizing. Much like milk Chai tea looks delicious much more than it looks healthy! After some time there is a mat of residue on the bottom of the glass that passed through the strainer and the liquid has gained clarity.
Smell: slight cinnamon smell with some sweetness. Pleasant aroma.
Taste: keynote is the tamarind at the forefront. Aftertaste is bitter and astringent. Holding in mouth it is sweet and pleasantly warming.
Internal experience: energizing, some soft activity in the stomach. The urge to drink more comes with the refreshing feeling. Some heat in the face is felt after some time (30 minutes or so.) Tiredness came and after est for about an hour then a bowel movement happened, and the bladder was relieved before that: showcasing its effectiveness in clearing the body out, and in a gentle way.
Intention: To review this tea as a drink only, not over a duration as a detox nor weight loss tool.
Research note: among the active plant medicine ingredients is Garcinia cambogia (named Uppage in Kannada language, Karnataka, India.) According to Wikipedia it has similar culinary usage as the common tamarind plant: Taramindus indica. Hence, the prominent tamarind taste in the flavour profile.