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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.
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.
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.