The taste of the garlic is very hot when raw, and still somewhat hot when baked or roasted.
Lotus Garlic gelongs to the Turban sub-group of the Artichoke group of garlics, itself a subgroup of softneck garlics.
It does not have anything to do with the Lotus plant.
Stores for up to 9 months.
Lotus Garlic was brought to North America from a market in south-east China by a G. Czarnecki.