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Traditional Medicinals

Recent Tasting Notes

90

The taste isn’t the greatest….but always suffering from dry and sore throat this is an absolute saver!!!

Flavors: Lemon Zest, Licorice

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 7 OZ / 207 ML

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80

The taste is ok. But it really helps me with menstrual cramps

Flavors: Earth

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 6 OZ / 177 ML

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81

Very light and wonderful when you don’t have any loose leaf

Flavors: Flowers

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 6 OZ / 177 ML

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90

Has a very earthy taste . Really helps with the water retention. Not exactly the tastiest tea out there but it’s nice to have around those times

Flavors: Dark Bittersweet, Earth

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 6 OZ / 177 ML

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67

I enjoy this earthy sweet flavor. Hopefully it will help fend off this oncoming cold!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 8 min or more

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78

The taste was something I wasn’t used to — not unpleasant but not what I was expecting. I added a touch of lemon and honey and it’s been helping soothe a mild sore throat.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 8 min or more

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94

love it. helps soothes cramps. tastes kind of fruity, like raspberry.

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3

I added this tea; it may be an older one. I wouldn’t be surprised. The legend on the box and bags proclaims that it “Supports Weight Control.” Honestly, I haven’t noticed a difference when I do regularly drink it. What I have noticed is that this tea has a strong celery taste, which is something I do not go out of my way to find in a tea. Or anything else that I drink. Even half an organic lemon won’t save this tea.

I’m not sure of the ingredients anymore, as I no longer have the box and the envelope is mute on the subject.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 45 sec

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80

I enjoy the taste of this. It is earthy and sort of resembles black tea. I prefer it steeped like crazy, 15+ minutes is best. I drink it when I feel crampy to help extend the life of any advil or pain medication I might be taking and it works well!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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65

Because my roommate is sick and I think I sloooowly might be getting sick. Throat Coat to the rescue!
It’s actually pretty good okay. Like I would totally drink this tea if I was in the mood for it, even if my throat wasn’t such a butt.

I figured I’d actually go for a caffeine-free because I totally stayed up till 3am because of all the freakin black tea that I drank.

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12

After 7 cups of this, I can say it is definitely not working for me! Yesterday I added honey, and today I did the same plus lemon also… just gross. I’d put up with it if it was helping this cold any, but I don’t notice any improvement before, during, or after this tea :(

Coldcalm is definitely making a difference though. Would like to have my taste buds back soon so I can enjoy some more yummy teas!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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12

Well, I should’ve gotten off my butt and ordered more Clari Tea after it saved me from whatever I was coming down with a couple weeks ago… but since I didn’t, I’ve now caught the latest cold/flu thing that’s going around :( I learned my lesson and promptly ordered up some Clari Tea, then dug through Steepster to find something I could get locally that might help kick the crud. Swung by the store last night to grab this tea. It’s ok. I don’t really like the taste, but it’s not nasty… it’s just not as good as Clari Tea. Made 3 cups last night but so far I don’t notice any difference. I forgot to add honey like it suggests, so I’ll try that today.

[1 bag per 8 oz. boiling water for 10-15 minutes]

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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69

Definitely glad I had a box of this in the cupboard again last night. :(

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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75

Strep totally, totally sucks. This has been helping a little, and it’s been pretty much the only tea-like beverage I’ve come close to enjoying lately. Kick in, meds, kick in!

MissB

Oh, yuck! Their normal throat coat works well, or anything with licorice if you like licorice. Last time I had strep, gargling with salt water was the only thing that helped, and then finally some oil of oregano and grapefruit seed oil – the last two only because I have to avoid antibiotics due to a bad allergy. I hope you feel better really soon!

Veronica

Oh no! I hope you feel better soon. I had strep back in December, and you’re right, it totally sucks.

TheTeaFairy

Oh no, strep is so awful! Feel better soon!

wheezybee

Thanks, everyone! I am feeling somewhat better, and the salt water has been helping. Still not up to teaching, but at least we’re past the part where I’m contagious.

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69

Definitely suffering from massive stomach upset, so this is in order tonight. Brewed it extra strong with two teabags for 12 ounces, and I hope it does the trick! Flavor-wise it’s basically a mint with some herbals in the background. Definitely drinking this for something other than the flavor. ;)

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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86

This tea will kill whatever ails you. I’ve been using this tea since I was in college (early to mid-80’s) and whenever I get sick, this is my go-to fix. According to other sources, Pau d’Arco is supposed to be an anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal herb. I have found it works, particularly on very bad chest colds and bronchitis. The flavor is earthy and somewhat astringent, but not unpleasant. I find adding 1/2 organic lemon to it makes it quite good. My rating goes to its effectiveness and apparent quality, not necessarily its flavor. I always steep this tea according to directions, which is 15 minutes.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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31

This tea is fairly effective at relaxing you and helping you to sleep, but sometimes it just doesn’t work for me. I have found that Kava is more effective at relaxing me in general. This tea has a somewhat medicinal flavor and is not a tea I choose for how it tastes. I always have to add about 1/2 organic lemon so it is drinkable. I have had much stronger valerian teas in the past (but my cats try to drink those rigt out of my tea cup). I do follow the directions and steep it for the full 15 minutes.

Ingredients from the back of the teabag envelope: Organic Valerian Root, Organic Passionflower Herb, Organic Lemon Balm Leaf, Organic Peppermint Leaf; Proprietary Blend: Organic Caraway Fruit, Organic Licorice Root.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 45 sec

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74

No, I’m not sick again but people are coughing and sneezing all around me at the office so I’m trying to stay healthy here. Maybe this tea will kill off some germs.

This is a pretty nice blend if you like the taste of licorice. There’s a lemon note as well but the licorice is pretty overwhelming. Anyway I like it but I’m a licorice fan. It also smells nice. :)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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100

I usually just drink peppermint tea because it tastes good, but today I ate a little too much, my stomach feels like its going to explode, and I can’t stop burping. U_U Multiple websites recommended peppermint tea so I drank two cups of this. I’m still burping, but the tummy doesn’t feel quite as bad anymore.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 8 min or more

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