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La Tisaniere

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drank Nuit calme by La Tisaniere
12 tasting notes

I tried this tisane after seeing it in all the supermarkets in Paris, and I wanted a change from chamomile. I really love the taste and drink it most winter evenings. I steep it four minutes, but it’s not at all fussy (like real tea). The taste is of tilleul (linden), orangier (orange blossom), and chamomile, but since those first two flavors are foreign to most people, you’ll just have to take my word that it’s mellow and soothing! They make another version with verveine (verbena) that I like even better.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Nuit calme by La Tisaniere
111 tasting notes

A few years ago, while feeling really overstressed and not sleeping well, I came across this in my supermarket and bought it.
I usually like camomile herbal tea, lime-tree herbal tea and all kind of orange blossom / orange tree tea.
I did not expect miracles, but thought it could not do any harm.
How wrong was I !
I do not know how it can be possible, that a mix of 3 things that I like can turn into something that I really do not like at all, but there it was. An unpleasant smell (even my husband complained from a few meters away), an absolutely disgusting taste : like overdried grass and a bit of earth put into hot water. I could not drink more than a very few sips and stopped as I felt it would upset my stomache. This bad experience created more excitement not conducive to sleep than the mellow relaxed feeling I was supposed to fall into.
After a few days, I threw the whole box away, not even trying to give it to someone else, neither willing to find alternative ways to use it.
I think those were probably among the most expensive and the worst tasting sips of my whole life.
It was the last time I bought any product from La Tisaniere.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
cteresa

It sounds vile! But funny about the brand, it used to be ubiquitous around here some years ago, I quite liked a few of their fruit tisanes. But maybe those were better or my memory is very kind.

And sleep tisanes it´s like they got the potential to go so very very wrong. particularly when they insist on putting valerian on it!

LaFleurBleue

My memory of their fruit tisanes is rather good, as well, although they changed most of their recipe sometime around 2005 and I did not like the new ones.
With detox / health-improvement / natural sleep inducer mix, it often turns bad to my opinion, as if given it a bad to vile taste was necessary to convince the customer of the product efficiency, like the embodiment of the sentence “no pain, no gain”.

cteresa

Yes, I think you are right, they need to make it taste bad so we feel virtuous taking it!

To be fair, some of my favorite lovely-tasting rooibos (Marco Rouge, or Berry Berry Nice) can make me feel extremely well and nicely ready to go to sleep.

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drank pear vanilla by La Tisaniere
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I really loved the taste of this herbal tea : the pear and vanilla mix being absolutely perfect. I bought it regularly, despite my knowing that the ingredients within the bags were definitely not a great quality and that the aromas were most probably artificial.
One day, I put a bag in a big water bottle in which I had put filtered water with a sterilizing tablet, which gave it a very strong and unpleasant chlorine taste. Wow, the taste was really light but absolutely delightful and moreover it gave the impression that the water was actually cooler than it really was.
Unfortunately shortly after that La Tisanière stopped this product for another one called Poire caramélisée (Caramelized Pear), in which the caramel tastes fake, the pear not so natural either and the whole mix did not work at all for me. I stopped buying this range of product then.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Ysaurella

Mon Dieu, La Tisanière ! j’avais oublié l’existence de cette marque. Thanks for the reminding. It makes me think about long winter evenings at my grand parents home …it was always a moment when Grandma was saying ’do you want a tisane ?" (“est-ce que tu veux une tisane ?” plus exactement…my grandma never spoke a word in English)" meaning…prepare yourself to go to bed …soon !

LaFleurBleue

Not sure but I believe if the answer to that question was no, the following would be “Are you really sure you do not want a tisane?” I share kind of common experience, especially with this brand and the Fruit or Herbal tisanes, as well as the Lipton Saveurs du Soir. I’m not really willing to try them again now that I’ve tasted something else…

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