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This is my first review of an herbal tea since I reviewed Tension Tamer by Celestial Seasons when I first became a Steepsterite. I was in my local organic-health food store buying my usual wares including Tension Tamer when I noticed this Holy Basil nearby. I have read many reviews about this and I was curious to say the least. I doused the tea bag with boiling water and steeped it for 4 minutes. The flavor is so natural and inviting. I cannot comment yet on the effects of this brew because quite honestly I am also drinking the Star of Bulang that I reviewed earlier and I have some of the Verdant Autumn TKY floating around somewhere. One thing I can state now is that this brew has me very relaxed….
This tea is a delicious cure for a sore throat or to savor near bed time. The licorice is the most prominant flavor and definatly why I love it. But unlike pure licorice teas, the other spices give this an interesting depth and warmth that mellow the strong falvor. Speaking of strength, this is a bit hard to take when healthy and wide awake. Just take out the bag bit early and it’s perfect.
Best peppermint tea I’ve ever had. 3x the tea of a normal bag. The bag itself is even whitened without chlorine! The tea is wrapped neatly to keep from major oxidation, and the tea brews so deep that it almost turns black. You can see some of the oil rising to the top of the glass.
Unfortunately, this bagged rooibos lacks the complex sweetness I’ve tasted in other brands, and ended up tasting rather flat… I picked this up in the health food store, and knew it was a gamble as Flora (who makes Bija teas) is a natural foods company and was worried the company’s focus would be less on taste and more on getting something healthy in your body. I lost on this gamble.