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Recent Tasting Notes

Due to snow shoveling, paperwork shoveling, and elder care anxiety, I hit an exhaustion wall very early last night. Tried an orphan sample of this; I don’t generally like valerian, but the lemon masked it pretty well. As to its medicinal value, I was in bed by 8:00 p.m.—due largely in part to the fatigue, but this no doubt contributed.

MissB

I hope the tea helped you rest well to face the day with renewed energy. Also not a fan of valerian, although.. if it works? Fantastic.

gmathis

I’ve not used valerian often enough to confirm that it really has an effect on me. (I’ve commented elsewhere that valerian tastes like you’re licking a dead tree branch.) Tulsi is my usual calmer-downer of choice.

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A review of Organic Fairtrade Lemon Valerian by Hampstead Tea London

Company: Hampstead Tea London
Tea Name: Organic Fairtrade Lemon Valerian
Tea Type/Varietal: herbal
Region:
Steeping Vessel/Amt Leaf: cup/ tea bag
Liquor Color: lightest honey brown
Leaf Characteristic:

  1. Steeping:

1st Steeping:
Water Temp: 200
Time: 2-3 minutes

Using freshly boiled water I put my tea bag in my cup and left it to steep for a few minutes. The tea’s aroma is sweetly of the chamomile and liken to the color of honey or a very light brown. It is soothing as I sip of this tea; it makes me feel calm as the infusion is meant to calm one at the end of the day.

I even added a few drops of my Sleep Support tincture (for those nights when you can’t get to sleep. You can take this tincture straight or in water to help to help you relax and get some shut-eye). I obtained this tincture as part of my summer CSA share from Sweetgrass Herbals (www.sweetgrassherbal.com) and this did seem to liven the cup that much more. The dropper also contains valerian; so it is my double dosage with the hope for a good night sleep.


Overall tasting notes: A calming infusion of lemon and chamomile which goes to making this valerian tea a wonderful relaxant.

Cup’s characteristic: calm and soothing cup of tea

Liquor color: lightest brown/ honey like

Taste: mildly citrusy with hints of chamomile

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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A review of Organic Fairtrade Green Tea by Hampstead of London

Company: Hampstead of London
Tea Name: Organic Fairtrade Green Tea
Tea Type/Varietal: green
Region: Sri Lanka/ China/England
Steeping Vessel/Amt Leaf: cup/ tea bag
Liquor Color: lightest brown to golden honey
Leaf Characteristic: tea is dark and red under direct light it is like a pomegranate red.

  1. Steeping:

1st Steeping:
Water Temp: 190 Fahrenheit
Time: 3minutes

Using freshly boiled water I put one tea bag in my cup and left it to steep for several minutes. The tea’s aroma is freshly clean and light brown in coloring. It is more like honey. When I sip of the tea there is a slight astringent in the cup and the more I sip of tea it seems to lessen. I am guessing because I use to it by now.

Tea, also has slight tingling effect on the palette.


Overall tasting notes: This is a delicious tea; it is invigorating and freshly clean as green teas tend to be.

Cup’s characteristic: fresh and mildly astringent

Liquor color: light brown to darken honey.

Taste: refreshing taste with slight astringency that improves with more sips. Tea leaves a tingling effect on the palette, and this dissipates with each sip as well.

This is a very good tea that is both refreshing and clean with mild astringent.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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