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OK, so in Postal Tea’s 9th edition box, they featured three tisanes from Algonquin. I was really quite disappointed as tisanes aren’t my favorite thing. I like me some camellia sinensis, and while I do drink herbals now and then and when it does get later in the day (late night) I do switch it up to something without caffeine (or with very low caffeine) because I don’t want to be up too much longer.
But, I still didn’t want to receive a box with three different herbal tisanes. And while I almost feel bad about saying this, the most memorable thing about the three teas that I tried from algonquin was the beautiful artwork that I found on their website (the packages from the Postal Teas box didn’t feature the artwork, although we did get a small brochure with some of the artwork in it.)
My thoughts on this tea: the mint was nice. Refreshing. I didn’t like the earthiness of the ginseng. I’m glad that the bitterness from the nettle was only slight. It didn’t taste bad … but if I want something stimulating, I’d be happier with a cup of camellia sinensis.
My 4800 tasting note!
Of the three teas that I received in the Postal Tea Box (9th edition), this was my favorite. I was a little dismayed that all three teas in this edition were herbals. Bah! What’s up with that?
This one though – this actually tasted a little bit like tea. It had a slight root-beer-ish taste to it too. Like a thinned black tea with herbaceous notes and a hint of root beer. Kind of weird, but weird in a interesting and tasty way.
But even though it did sort of taste like black tea, I’d be lying if I said I’d just as soon drink this than drink black tea. I’d rather have the nice, rich flavor of black tea, thank you.
The teas in this, the 9th edition from Postal Teas, just didn’t do it for me. I decided to give them another chance and see what the 10th box had in store … and I’m glad to say that I’m much happier with the 10th box. (Well, you’ll just have to wait to see what those teas are!)
Today, this is horrible. It’s probably a combination of upset tummy and new medication along with steeping this in a basket so it has loads and loads of floaties. This tea is one for a mesh strainer or tea bag, for sure.
So it’s going to be dumped. :(
So this is weird. Cornelia Bean is where we got this tea, but underneath the name on their website it says “Algonquin Tea Co” so that’s where I’ve put it. Sorry if that confuses anyone (Like VariaTEA, who has the other half of the pouch. I think.).
I decided to try this one tonight because raspberry leaves are useful. It smells really neat. Almost licoricey, which has got to be the anise hyssop. Very herbaceous.
Ooh, that’s nice. It’s a medicinal tea, so it’s very herbaceous. The hyssop and clover make it somewhat sweet. The eensiest hint of licorice. I sweetened with a little honey, as that’s generally how I like my medicinal drinks (Well, and sometimes with some whiskey or rum as well. Ha!). This could be really good iced.
Definitely drinkable. I’m not sure what all the medicinal effects are, but it’s tasty and so I’ll probably go through this fairly quickly.
(Shipping to Canada from Algonquin Tea is only $3, so I’ll probably get more directly from them. They have a sweet grass and sage tea! I love sage teas.)
Mint is definitely the strongest of the flavors here, however you can tell it’s a fresh, wild mint (if that makes any sense).. it reminds me of going camping, and the smells and herbs surrounding me when they’re fresh and spring-like. I don’t get much of anything else in here, although I did look up Labrador tea (the first, main ingredient) to get the story. It’s part of the rhododendron family, caffeine-free, and often used as a tea substitute. Interestingly, it was hung up in closets to deter mothballs and ghosts. Seriously. Considering how I’ve been having very clear images of those departed of late, as well as ‘knowing’ things there’s zero way I could know, perhaps this is a tea I should drink more of, or less? :)
I got this tea through the Foodie Pen Pal program over at theleangreenbean.com. It’s not a tea that I would normally pick out, so I was intrigued.
It tastes like the green tea that you would get at any random Chinese restaurant. Now granted, I don’t have a really refined palate for green teas, so maybe I’m missing something. Maybe if I had steeped it longer as another reviewer said, then I would have found that sweetness in sweet gale. As it is, it’s pleasant enough, but not something that I would get again.
I drank this last night, mainly out of curiosity. It has an interesting, very vegetal taste to it. Not a huge fan of the overall taste, honestly.
I don’t remember my dreams from last night at all, but I did sleep right through my alarm (unfortunately I don’t think I can blame the tea for that). I got a small amt from my mom’s supply at Xmas, so I only have enough to try it one more time.
I always thought this tea tasted earthy and “ground-like” but not strong, and it is smooth. So I find this tolerable for it’s health benefits (blood cleansing), and that’s why I drink it. Not for taste.
I also love the story of how this company makes their teas. They are also environmentally friendly.