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It has a great little kick to it, which some may or may not like (depending on your taste). What’s great for me is that it’s not an over powering taste. With all the great ingredients steeping in the cup, every flavour seems to be at the perfect balance. This blend is pure whole leaf, that has it’s own unique scent, taste and personality. The anticipation of taking the first beauty sip while it steeps is invigorating!

When I first received this tea, I did not know what to expect. I have never sampled a health + beauty tea before, but was eager to give it a try. It was an excellent cup of tea to have first thing in the morning to help clear your mind and get you ready for the day ahead of you. I imagine that their Nightly Beauty tea would be perfect to clear your mind of wanders right before bed for a restful sleep.

I am very excited to let my boyfriend give it a try. He’s big on drinking health related products and I just know this will be the perfect cuppa for him in the morning. BijaBody also has a man’s tea, so if all goes well I may give him that for Christmas!

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My husband loved this tea… but I didn’t enjoy it as much as he did. I think its the cayenne and all the spices. Perhaps the red raspberry leaf… I don’t like it for some reason. Anyhow, it was a decent cuppa tea for this morning. I like the oolong tea as the base.

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Thanks Liberteas for this one!

This sure has a “Motley Crew” of ingredients in it – but lucky for me – I’ve always LOVED Motley Crews AND Mötley Crüe – for that matter!

Before infusing this smelled like steamed broccoli. After infusion was complete I could smell the burdock and pu-erh over top of the rest of the ingredients.

I had no idea – going into this tea – what to even think about HOW it would taste! Everything is in this tea for a purpose and everything seems to work well with everything else.

It’s a bit on the herbally side but the Raspberry Leaf and Stevia give is a sweet and fruit undertone. The oolong breaks the pu-erh. The ginger and cayenne kick it up a notch. The nibs are very subtle. The best part – nothing is too over powering – it all meshes well. And just because it kicks ya in the throat for a split second doesn’t mean it lingers…there is no funky after taste.

I can say I have never had a tea quite like this. A surprise at every turn! And good for you! Well thought out and create! Neat tea experience!

LiberTEAS

This is one of my top three faves from Mötley Crüe: http://youtu.be/_0_evhS_8_U

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Hmm… not bad. It has an earthiness to it. It has a slight medicinal quality, but, then, it’s an herbal tea and I kind of expected a bit of medicinal taste to it. But, it doesn’t taste so medicinal that I find myself not wanting to drink it. There is enough intriguing flavor to this that keeps me interested.

There are some wonderful spice notes to this, not really SPICY… but, warm. It smells spicier than it tastes. I think that the herbals seem to curb the cayenne pepper in this just enough to keep it from being spicy.

A very enjoyable cup, even for a female.

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Having previously tried their Nightly Beauty tea, I felt fairly confident that I’d like this one … BijaBody seems to know what they’re doing. They focus not only on the benefits of the ingredients but how the ingredients will affect the overall flavor.

This one tastes quite a bit different from the Nightly Beauty tea, even though they do have many of the same ingredients. This one has Oolong in addition to Pu-erh, and the Oolong is a bit more prominent than the Pu-erh as far as flavor goes. The Oolong adds a lightness, as well as a smooth, creamy taste and texture to the cup.

The cayenne is different too, and it provides a gentle warmth. I know that usually you don’t consider cayenne to be anything close to being gentle, but, the other ingredients manage to keep the cayenne at a mellow level, providing a warm heat that never gets too hot or spicy. It’s quite pleasant.

I like this.

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Hmm… even though this is called a Nightly Beauty Tea, I’m drinking it fairly early (at least, early for me) because it contains Pu-erh and I generally find Pu-erh to be quite invigorating for me, and I thought that even though this has chamomile and herbs that I typically would save for closer to bedtime, I figured I’d have it in the earlier hours because of the Pu-erh.

I am really liking this. With my first sip, I noticed the sarsaparilla immediately (I love sarsaparilla) and I could also taste the ginger and hints of the cacao. This doesn’t have a strong pu-erh taste and I’m fine with that. Remarkably soothing, but I do still feel a little bit of restorative/invigorating effects going on.

This is quite enjoyable, really, and it is something that I think I could drink on a regular basis. Maybe not every day, but certainly every couple of days. Calming and gently restorative.

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Thanks BijaBody for sending me this tea to try. This is my first video review of any tea. I hope there will be more to come. Check it out…

http://iheartteas.teatra.de/2012/01/video-a-tea-review-of-daily-beauty-tea-bijabody/

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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I’ve gone through most of a tin of this, so I’m not sure why I’ve never logged it!

I like it. I can’t say that I’m particularly drawn to it based on its flavour profile, but it is an excellent wake-up tea, especially in the winter. It’s bold and spicy. I don’t find the cayenne too overpowering. So the depth and earthiness clear my head but, most usefully, the cayenne clears my sinuses when they’re stuffy and painful due to the awful dryness that keeps my humidifier cranked up seemingly around the clock this week!

aisling of tea

That dryness is why I reached for an iced tea at the Annex DT yesterday, prompting my father in law to look at me like I’d grown two heads XD. Cracked me up, he was so confused by it. But when I’m dehydrated, I want cold tea. It’s more refreshing to me.

I feel you on the humidifier front too, my cats are obsessed with my penguin humidifier and why it seems to be on all the time now.

Jessie

Yeah, my cat is pretty perplexed by the humidifier at the beginning of each season when I first bring it out!

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Hey all, using this tasting note for a sweet reason: Loose-leaf tea, for the first time, is featured in DailyCandy’s “start small, go big” competition. We’re a finalist out of thousands of entries. I could really use the tea-drinking community’s support. We need votes! http://www.dailycandy.com/startsmallgobig/the-vote.html Vote for BijaBody in health+beauty. {pretty please?} and send me your address. I’ll send you free samples…xo, Melissa

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C

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This is my go to, allll day tea. I agree with the other reviewer, that this tea has a kick, but a good one for certain! The heat is definitely not too much, and FINALLY, a tea with a unique personality. This tea is pure, whole leaf goodness. Its original beauty shines through each sip, while bringing you back your original beauty that gets lost as the day wears on. The perfect morning start to the day. My favorite 3 o’clock pick me up. Aaaand my favorite evening cocktail mixer;) Thanks BijaBody for this fabulous, renewing, energizing tea!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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This tea does have a kick to it, which enhances digestion of fats and proteins and assures that your circulation doesn’t get lazy. It is a daily beauty tonic, a gorgeous blend of herbs and spices which have been in women’s health+beauty arsenals for hundreds of years, Eastern and Western. It tastes truly of earth, the ingredients, not added flavoring (there are no flavor enhancements. just good, fair trade ingredients, Pacific-west local when possible, always organic). Yup, I am the one who blends it, and it is the culmination of over a year working with naturopaths, acupuncturists, estheticians, and a gaggle of savvy women…website coming soon…we’ll keep you posted.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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This tea is from my company, and will be available online in the next few months. (as of now, you an request a sample). I love it. But, I’m using this tasting note to tell you about a perfect tea booze companion I received as a gift: http://domainedecanton.com/ If you haven’t seen it, it is a french ginger liquor, accented by tahitian vanilla, and it is wonderful in evening tea. Highly recommend it.

Preparation
Boiling

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Trying this one out again, with a bit of tweaking. Not getting as much cayenne…no, wait, there it is. Okay, throat tingling not-so-pleasantly. Cayenne and I aren’t meant to be.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Had to add this to the database this morning…hopefully I didn’t just create a duplicate entry. Apologies if I did!

It’s very different from what I was expecting. The dry scent is very herbal; very similar to the “Get …” series from Republic of Tea.

I taste the red clover first, I think…at least, something herbal is the first note. I get a hint of the pu-erh, and then the ginger and cayenne hits. I’m very glad I didn’t steep for a full 5 minutes! It’s pretty darn good, but I just don’t think I can handle the cayenne.

MelissaPicoli, thanks for sending me this sample!! I think it’s got too much heat for me, sadly.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
MelissaPicoli

Hi Jaime…Thanks for comments! It isn’t for everyone. The cayenne serves a very specific metabolic purpose, and is lovely for circulation. This tea really is intended as a beauty tonic, rather than a delicious beverage, and tonics have taste “challenges!” Have you ever tasted plain burdock tea. not good, but so beneficial. Blended with the other beautifying herbs in this blend though, the taste kinda disappears. Thanks for trying it! If anyone else wants a sample, PM me!

MelissaPicoli

p.s. don’t steep 5 minutes! steep a couple minutes, then re-steep up to three times. Mellows the cayenne. Also, try it again, I’ve had a lot of people who loved it after the third time trying it.

Jaime

I went three to start. I definitely will be trying it again, and maybe do a “rinse” on it and then steep for about 2 minutes. I liked all of it, just that the cayenne hit me a bit hard. And, I’ll admit, I drink for the taste, not the benefits. Benefits are just a bonus for me.

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