Good 4 You Teas

Recent Tasting Notes

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I had some of this after lunch to settle my tummy – it was a-gurglin’
Pretty good for an herbal! See previous notes!

CHAroma

A-gurglin’! Uh oh! LOL!

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Eh….I’m going to be lenient with this tea, since I consider it a “medicine” tea and not a tea I drink for fun. This tea is good for a sore throat which I currently have…and when you have said sore throat its useless to drink your regular tea, you will just waste it since you cant taste anything.
So after getting back from my belly dance performance (After my dance I smiled, bowed, and went backstage, where I preceded to almost cough my lung out lol) my throat needed some TLC. This tastes ok….not really anything special, and the combination of flavors doesn’t really mesh that well, but drinkable.You can definatly taste that ginger and peppermint.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 30 sec
LiberTEAS

Sorry to hear you aren’t feeling so well… if the tea didn’t taste good, I hope that it at least helped you feel better.

Terri HarpLady

I hope you’re feeling better today, KittyKat. The best cures I know for sore throat:
1. Suck on a clove of garlic – this won’t make you popular, but the garlic kills virals & bacterials. It also works for an infected tooth & helps the sinuses & lungs, as the fumes go there as well. You have to bite down on it once in awhile…
2. (more popular) Gargle salt water & do it often. Every hour is best.
3. Hot broth
4. Hot tea (of course!)
5. Rest
Not necessarily in that order! Feel better!

Bonnie

If your sore throat doesn’t get better, go to the doctor, it could be strep.

KittyKat88

Ive thought of going to the doctor, but I want to give it a few days. This is something that seems to be going around campus lol, two of my professors were absent and canceled class. Works for me, since I could use the rest!

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85

Still loving this one. I have been mixing in some of my Milk Goddess electuary that I made for a bit more of an inducing milk supply boost. (breastfeeding mom here)

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85

This is currently favorite nursing tea. It is mild tasting and light yet gives you a little boost. I steeped for about 8 min and added just a touch of honey. yum!

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75
drank Sun Song by Good 4 You Teas
6770 tasting notes

I can taste pretty much every ingredient in this. The mint and lemongrass make it. This is alright!

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77

I’m having a very frustrating day! I’m so nerved up so I thought it was the perfect time to try this tea. I assumed it would taste REALLY herbally and I wouldn’t like it but I will say I am surprised and I am enjoying this cup pretty well. ALL of the ingredients play nice and are on the mild side! :)

LiberTEAS

this sounds like a tea I need about now……..

TeaEqualsBliss

:) I’ll be sending it to ya soon!

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drank Sun Song by Good 4 You Teas
4303 tasting notes

Of the three teas that I’ve tried from Good 4 You, I think that this one is my favorite. I like the combination of licorice and cinnamon anyway, and the addition of the peppermint and spearmint add a pleasant crispness to the cup. A nice little pick-me-up!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Cheer Up by Good 4 You Teas
6770 tasting notes

So this is what Catnip tastes like!? Not bad, considering…Yup! I can taste the Catnip – everything is quite mellow which I appreciate because most herbals from other companies are too mediciny for my liking…this one is light and mellow but also pleasant, too.

Thanks LiberTEAs for sending some of this my way!

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drank Cheer Up by Good 4 You Teas
4303 tasting notes

This has a pleasant herbal scent, I can smell the mint, but it is well balanced with the other herbs in the blend.

It is surprisingly good. I say “surprisingly good” because I don’t usually like teas that are supposed to make me feel better. But this is quite palatable. The peppermint is well pronounced without it being overwhelming or even what I would consider strong because the other flavors soften the peppermint’s strength.

This is a feel good tea I can enjoy!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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69

Thanks to liberTEAs I was able to try this!!!

This was alright…nothing overly tasty but it wasn’t bad either! It’s very mellow and I can pick up on the Lemon more than anything else.

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51
drank Misty Morning by Good 4 You Teas
4303 tasting notes

Well, this tea is certainly appropriate for the kind of morning we’ve had (and it has made it’s way on to the afternoon too) – it’s chilly and there is definitely a “mist” in the air.

OK… to start out with – I REALLY wish that tea blenders/artists would NOT put stevia in tea blends. I am not wild about stevia – sometimes it’s ok, but, mostly, I find it to give off a somewhat funky aftertaste that I don’t like. Also, I like to determine whether or not I want my tea to be sweetened, and then if I do decide to sweeten it, I like to decide what kind of sweetener to add.

Other than the stevia, this is a interesting enough blend. It is earthy and herbal in taste. There is a light lemony note that lingers – it’s nice.

Not my favorite blend out there, but, it’s alright.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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1

I admit I was taking a risk with this purchase. Etsy isn’t the first place I would typically go to make a tea or tisane purchase but the description of this one intrigued me. The package says it’s a “Men’s Tea.” It’s actually a tisane but we’ll overlook that for now. So, why is this a “tea” for guys?

1) The product looks like it was swept off the garage floor.
2) When prepared, it looks like used motor oil.
3) It smells like sweaty armpits.
4) It tastes like I would imagine all of the above to taste. (And it made my tongue numb.)

So, it’s obvious why this is a “tea” for men. This has to be one of the worst things I’ve ever experienced packaged as an edible item. I would say this goes straight in the trash, but I think this may require special hazardous waste handling. (And I actually bought one more tea from this same place- %#@$)

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec
Cofftea

HAHA! Sounds like something ManTeas would make.

sophistre

This cracked me up. ‘It smells like sweaty armpits’ made me sputter. You poor soul! Why on earth would anyone ever do that to someone else’s mouth, I wonder?

Rabs

Wow…just…wow…

Paul M Tracy

The maker of this product just sent me the following message:"“Hi There, I made this tea. I kind of think you were really hard on me. […] I almost feel like you bought it to just give my teas a bad name. It’s not fair. I’m a hard worker and am the only employee of my company. Everything is handmade with love and I am dedicated to educating people about plants. My blends are so unique and specific to herbal medicine, perhaps your pallet has not yet fully experienced herbal remedies. I am sorry to see how the human spirit fails here.”

My reply is: I bought the tisane because the description made it sound interesting. It is very similar to other blends which I have really enjoyed. I wouldn’t buy a product to purposely bash the maker because a) it would be a waste of money, b) I have better use for my time and c) I really want to see people succeed in their business and I’m glad to give praise where it’s due. See my reviews for Shui Tea, Souvia or White August for example. However, I’m also very honest with my opinion (which is what any tasting note is-an opinion) and I still stand by the fact that I believe this was one of the most g*d awful things I’ve ever tried to consume.

Cofftea

Whoa Paul! Never buying anything from him because of that accusation.

Cofftea

good4you, While I definitely see where you can take that as a personal blow (heck I kinda have hurt feelings when someone doesn’t love a tea that I do because I think they should lol), sugar coating things isn’t what steepster is about. Unlike other “review” sites, we review and post tasting notes on ALL teas we drink, not just the ones we like. That wouldn’t be fair to you, your customers, or anyone on steepster. I’m a firm believer that everyone deserves the respect of the truth- even when the truth isn’t positive. There are different ways to go about rating a tea. A lot (most) of the people here give a rating based on personal likes. And I respect that. But the great thing about tea is that everyone’s tastes are so different that one person’s score may not mean anything at all. I’m actually (for some crazy reason) drawn to teas that get bad personal preference scores (one of my FAVES was passed on to me by a friend who didn’t like it at all) and was actually really intrigued by this specific one… until I heard what you had to say in response to Paul’s opinion…

Paul M Tracy

good4you,
I’m sorry that you’re taking this so personally, but when you sell a product an inherent part of that is dealing with good and bad reviews. In today’s on-line world, that WILL most likely be public and on the Internet.

You could have used this post to your advantage and had a lot of people try this tisane and post their good opinions here. Or, you could have simply ignored my opinion as it will be buried over time. However (and this is coming from someone that has run a customer care department for years) NEVER tell a customer that their opinion is not valid. My human spirit has not failed here; I’m simply offering another opinion that will hopefully help you further succeed in your business.

One other point, you may want to delete your comment above about your products being “medicinal” as you may have now just placed yourself under the scrutiny of the FDA.

Cofftea

Paul, don’t be sorry- the person on the good4you account should be. You are not in the wrong:)

LiberTEAS

I am not going to take one side or the other here. However, coming from the perspective of an artist (and a tea artist), I can say that is difficult to hear negative comments about something that I created. Tea wise, I spent a lot of time creating my teas – some blends took me over a year for which to perfect the recipe. It is kind of like a parent not wanting to hear that their child is ugly or imperfect in some way. It is equally as painful to hear something negative said about my artwork. When I devote so much time to something, it’s difficult NOT to take it personally.

That being said, after being in business for nearly 9 years, I have worked on developing somewhat of a tough skin. I have heard negative things about my tea, and I have heard many positive things as well. The negative things still sting a bit but I try to put it in this perspective: every single tea tastes different to every single individual. So, good4you, just because Paul did not care for your tea, does not mean that someone else might not. It’s just an opinion, don’t allow yourself to lose sleep over it. Trying to get someone to change their opinion or the things that they said will only frustrate you more than to just accept the criticism and move on from there and hope that the next customer enjoys your tea more than he did.

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81

I love stuff I have to google! For example
schisandra berries:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/46183/schisandra_berries_one_of_chinas_most.html
and
Eleuthero Root
http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/learn/eleuthero_root.php

Now on to the review.

I really thought that since this was a WAKE UP tea that the flavors would be overpowering…but they aren’t. Every ingredient is mellow and pleasant and the hibiscus is barely there but just enough to give it that fruity edge. Without the hibiscus I think this would taste medicine-E. But it DOES assist the berries in this case so maybe they are working well together…like I said everything is so subtle – it jives! This is pretty good!

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80

I love that this company is eco-friendly, focus on health, buy and support local ingredients, and the blender is VERY creative and a nice/gentle soul! :)

As for the tea…this is very pleasant. MOSTLY minty but I can also taste the fennel. In the aftertaste I can also pick up on a hint of lemon balm.

This was a pleasant surprise and made good on it’s word!

Ewa

that is a GREAT name

TeaEqualsBliss

Ewa – I LOVE the art and the names of these teas!!!!

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