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drank Peace Tea by The Algonquin Co.
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This is the first tea that I tried from my 9th edition box from Postal Teas. I was a little dismayed that it was all herbals. I will drink herbals, and I enjoy them. But I don’t think that I’ve found an herbal that I enjoy as much as I enjoy camellia sinensis. There are times though, that herbals are preferred over camellia sinensis if for no other reason than the fact that I don’t need more caffeine.

So yeah, I was dismayed by the 9th edition box. Herbals.

My first couple of sips of this tea were bittersweet – and a bit more emphasis on the bitter than the sweet. To tame this, I suggest (as does Algonquin) a dollop of honey. Honey makes this much more drinkable.

This is very herbaceous. Bittersweet. Almost medicinal.

On the plus side: there is a nice floral note to this that emerges as it cools slightly. (Take note though, don’t let it cool too much, this is much better consumed while hot.) Interestingly enough, I was happy to discover the chamomile in this.

That’s gotta tell you something if I think that the chamomile is a redeeming quality of the tea.

That said, I didn’t hate this. I just didn’t love it.

In my full-length review – http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/12/25/peace-tea-from-the-algonquin-tea-co/ – I point out the pros and cons of this tea:

pro: No hibiscus! Nice notes of citrus and a touch of mint. The citrus and mint are my favorite flavors of this. The chamomile is nice too.

con: a strong bitter note. Very herbaceous.

This would taste better if it embraced the citrus and mint a bit more.

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