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Pansy’s are one of my favourite flowers so I was intrigued by this tea. After looking it up online I was surprised by its extensive history as a herbal medicinal, especially as a expectorant, a diuretic, and an anti-inflamatory agent used both internally and externally. As a child my mother worked for a rather famous, German trained Naturopath and she also would take me along to seminars and courses on medicinal plants so I thought I would be exposed to the medicinal uses of this plant before.
I am feeling the beginnings of a chest cold coming on so I thought why not try it. I love Ginger tea when I’m sick but it’s nice to have options!Pansy tisanes may include just the flower or the flower or the whole plant. This tisane did not specify what it contained. The Tisane brews up to a nice rich yellow. It smells sweet, spicy, herbal, and slightly woody, with hints of ginseng. Tasting it brings back memories of some of the chinese herbal medicinal teas I had when
living near Dublin. It is sweet, slightly floral, with almost a taste of honey and grape, with slightly bitter woody, spicy, vegetal notes underneath. It seems to work I can feel it loosening in my chest.
**As with many herbal medecines it’s medicinal efficacy has not been studied or verified. It has been used historically to treat some cardiac ailments so consult your doctor before using.
When I first bought this tea the box was labelled as blueberry tea. Ironically, it didn’t contain any blueberries but only the closely related billberries so I am glad they changed the name. To be honest the first thing I taste here is the elderberry, which has been sweetened by the other ingredients. The tea is not overly tart, but does have enough tartness to suggest a slightly sour fruit. As you continue to sip the flavours do mix and I can see why they used to call it blueberry. It is not exact but it is close to the flavour of blueberry juice. Does anyone know what billberries taste like? Anyways this is a pleasant fruit tea, and makes a nice caffeine free option.
This may be a bagged tea, but so far this is the best strawberry tea I have had. It manages to perfectly evoke a childhood memory for me. I went on an impromptu hike on the Bruce Trail with my friend and her mother after we had collected water at a nearby spring. Because the hike was unplanned we had nothing with us, no water or food, and at the end of two and a half hours I was very thirsty. The trail opened up to a meadow and we were lucky to find a lot o perfectly ripe, beautiful, juicy wild strawberries. They were perfect and instantly became my favourite fruit ever. This tea has a beautiful scent and colour and manages to capture that slightly tart , juicy, jammy, sweet taste that really good strawberries reach at that perfect moment when they are moving from ripe to when they darken to slightly over ripe. A really well done tea.