I grabbed this today, thinking I wanted to stick with non-caffeinated blends in my attempt to try and get some real sleep tonight. Lots of getting to bed at 2am of late, just to have my youngest wake up at that time, raring to go.
I swear there’s some saffron in this tea, however the ingredient list says differently. All I know is, once I started brewing it I realized this is more for fighting colds than being clear mentally — and I love it.
The smell to this tea is new to me and difficult to describe. Best I can do is a herbal concoction a medicine woman gave me years ago that was filled with medicinal berries and ginger root to help fight off a nasty infection I had at the time. They both smell(ed) unique, healthy and lovely.
Steeped I smell mostly ginger, and drinking this also tastes a lot like ginger, with something sweet in the background. I can feel my eyes watering, and my sinuses clearing, but not from the heat. It does have a bit of bite to it… and I love bite.
All in all, a strangely pleasant cup. This may have surpassed my usual sicko teas – either Super Ginger from DAVIDs or a packaged cold/throat tea available at most grocery stores in Canada. I’ll definitely re-order more to keep on hand for cold/flu season.