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71

A great tea to drink when you want a caffeine kick without having to drink coffee. Decent flavor — moderately intense tangerine notes. I prefer Yogi’s raspberry energy tea over this one, but it’s still a good caffeinated tea.

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43
drank Choco Mint by Yogi Tea
59 tasting notes

Very strong cocoa aroma, subtle mint notes, a lot of spices in the background. Energetic bouquet.
The taste is quite mellow, rather watery, with a slight ginger spicyness being the most discernible aspect. The result is simply boring, not minty enough to contrast the cocoa background.

Flavors: Cardamon, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Clove, Cocoa, Ginger, Spearmint

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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90

My panic disorder has been flaring up these past few weeks… I don’t for one second believe that this bagged tea is curing anything, but it does seem to help me sleep, which is a plus. And it tastes so good. Lavender is the most perfect herb on the planet.

I appreciate this blend especially because I recognize all of the ingredients. Yogi likes to put weird stuff in their teas (what the hell is a schizandra berry?) which makes me a little apprehensive. But this one is just what you need when you’re anxious: soothing, mild, naturally sweet, no funky random herbs and berries. Reliable.

Flavors: Flowers, Honey, Lavender, Milk, Sweet

KiwiDelight

Ditto. I love lavender! It’s the only herb that actually helps me with sleeping. I’m adding this to my wishlist.

teaqueen

One of my favorites by this company, definitely :)

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74
drank Skin DeTox by Yogi Tea
7 tasting notes

I’ll start off by saying that I do not generally enjoy floral teas, so in terms of the flavor, this Skin Detox Tea would not be my first choice. As mentioned, the taste is very floral — particularly “rose”-like. If you enjoy rose flavor, you’ll probably enjoy the taste of this tea.

Having said that, it’s definitely not disgusting, even for someone like me who doesn’t like floral flavors very much. I do feel like it’s helping with my skin, so that’s a huge plus!

Flavors: Floral, Rose

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88

This tea is a great alternative to coffee, for those who want to add some energy to their day without the side effects of coffee. It definitely makes me way less jittery than coffee, despite having a pretty high caffeine count (about 80% of the amount of caffeine in a cup of coffee). Helps me concentrate without inducing too much anxiety or stomach aches.

As for the taste, I really enjoy it. It has the sweet/sour raspberry flavor, without being too overwhelming — I’m not always a big fan of fruit-flavored teas, as they can be too intensely sweet, but this is a nice balance.

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10

Very bitter and harsh yet dull-tasting at the same time. I drink a lot of different green teas, but this is one that I would never buy or choose to drink again.

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I really enjoy licorice in real life, but this tea is just too sickly sweet for me. That being said, It is a pretty solid choice for those who like licorice root teas. You can also taste some other spices like cinnamon, orange, clove, lemon, maybe nutmeg or cardamom, ginger, and something else (citrus rind?)

Flavors: Citrus, Citrus Zest, Cloves, Ginger, Herbs, Lemon Zest, Licorice, Orange, Spices, Spicy, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 30 sec 20 OZ / 600 ML
rosebudmelissa

Modern licorice is actually flavored with anise rather than licorice. I’ve found that I definitely prefer the taste of anise. Most people seem to have a definite preference for one or the other.

Arby Robilliard

I really enjoy licorice pipes and “made with real licorice” things, although I definitely enjoy anise as well. I usually don’t like licorice root or cinnamon bark in tea because I find they has this weird sickly sweet flavour I associate with cough syrup and stevia.

rosebudmelissa

I know what you mean. Licorice root and stevia bother me the same way. I still enjoy cinnamon bark, it can be really sweet, but it reminds me more of honey.

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70

Well I sort of liked it until I really looked at the ingredients: Ginseng and eleuthero root extracts, garciinia cambogia fruit extract, blend of green tea leaf, bilberry lea, hibiscus flower, green tea extract, stevia, amid fruit, belleric myrobalan and cherubic myrobalan fruit. AND … organic orange , blueberry and licorice flavor. Way too much stuff. I’m used to my “medicinal” teas being a bit less complicated. I guess I also expect that a tea called Blueberry Slim Life would actually have blueberry in it not just as a flavor listed second to the last out of 13 ingredients.

I wasn’t sure what Ginseng eluthero and garnica cambogia are so I looked them up and found that I can’t have ginseng eluthero because of a side effect with some medication I am taking. Bummer!

I’m not saying it’s a bad tea but I was just expecting a more green tea with blueberry. The taste isn’t bad at all. I have to admit that I wasn’t hungry and I did feel I had a bit more pep than I would expect. If it wasn’t for this sort of big drug interaction I would probably drink it.

Evol Ving Ness

According to my research in vitamins and supplements, bilberry is wild and more expensive blueberry, so yay!

Evol Ving Ness

Oh, and more potent too.

carol who

Interesting. Thanks! I feel a bit better about it being called a blueberry tea.

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80

I tried this the other day. It has a pleasant flavor, like a mild, gingery chai, and it seemed to help a bit with my cramps. I have noticed in the past that ginger helps with that for me. This is one I may pick up on occasion.

KiwiDelight

Plain hibiscus helps me. I haven’t yet tried ginger.

rosebudmelissa

Does it? I hadn’t heard that it could. I’ll keep that in mind to try next time.

KiwiDelight

Yeah, up to a certain point. It’s known for being rich in Vitamin C. But when my cramps hurt so badly that I have to take Acetaminophen.

Anyway, I drink hibiscus iced since the cold curbs the tartness.

rosebudmelissa

I enjoy the tartness of hibiscus, so I’ll have to try it next time. I do take painkillers if they get too bad, but sometimes it’s just uncomfortable, and I try not to take painkillers unless I’m actually in pain.

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70

I stopped by a health store the other day and as I was browsing around, I came across the tea section. I wasn’t really looking for something in particular but this one caught my eye because of its claims of energy. I recently started going back to school and my Monday classes start at 7:30 AM. Yes, super early classes at the start of the week are so agonizing! Anyway, to my surprise it did work!

Now mind you, I’m writing this review after only trying it once so this is just my first impression and I’m hoping that it won’t change over time. I steeped it in a re-useable venti Starbucks cup that was about 3/4 full of hot water and used two tea bags. I let it sit for about 8 minutes. Though I did not add any sweetener or flavoring, it tasted great! I actually didn’t add any milk and oddly it tasted like I was drinking a chai latte. The only downside is that it did taste watery and the vanilla flavor was very faint, despite using two bags and steeping it for a considerable amount of time.

I do recommend that you eat something while or before drinking this because if you’re easily affected by caffeine (This has 80 mg in one cup, so x2 I had 160 mg. Coffee has 90 mg in one cup) you’re going to want to counter the jitters or at least decrease them by having something in your stomach. I drank this during my research class on an empty stomach and I was very jittery and restless, but I did feel mentally alert. It’s been 4 hours since I drank this and the energy is still coming.

This is my first Yogi tea and I do like it and would be open to trying their other products. However, although it did stick to its claim and tasted perfectly spiced, I wish that there was more body to it.

Flavors: Spices, Wet Wood

Preparation
8 min or more

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Flavors: Artificial, Cardamon, Jasmine

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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60

The rooibos here is not so great. It’s a bit stronger and more smokey than I prefer. The apple flavor is light and sweet. It would probably be more authentic with a bit of tartness, but it’s a pleasant sweet apple candy sort of flavor and not too strong.

Flavors: Apple, Smoke, Sweet, Wood

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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66

The tea tastes good, but what I really don’t like about it is the box. It goes on and on about the health benefits in tea. Tea is not magic, people! The picture of the woman meditating with her hand on her nose got a laugh out of me, though.

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71

Strong ginger and nice lemon grass in aroma, slight peppery notes, a little liquorice.
Very subtle green tea in taste, disctinct spicy notes from ginger and pepper, a lot of lemon undertones.

Good, balanced, the adjuncts only slightly dominate the proper tea, very refreshing.

Flavors: Lemon, Lemon Zest, Lemongrass, Licorice, Pepper

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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80
drank Relaxed Mind by Yogi Tea
291 tasting notes

Would ya believe I actually went on a hunt for this tea? I’ve enjoyed other Yogi brand teas I’ve bought before, so I went to their website to read the ingredients of various blends and see if I could find one to suit my current situation, which is that I need some herbal teas to drink late at night to help me relax without the caffeine. I also only have one herbal tea right now, another Yogi brand, and just get a little tired of drinking the same one every night, so I wanted to find another. I wanted to find something that wasn’t fruity, minty, or spicy, so that was a challenge aside from just going with the boring old one-ingredient herbal teas.

Well, enough with the anecdotes and on to the review. This tea is pretty unique compared to other herbal teas I’ve tried. The aroma of the dry bag is definitely strongly of lavender and sage. It’s a really refreshing and cool aroma. The tea tastes savory and sweet, with sage and lavender being the predominant flavors, and in fact, I would say the sage is a little bit stronger than the lavender. The aroma and flavor almost suggest pine a bit. The taste isn’t woody like I might expect from a tea like this, and there are some really light smoky hints that I attribute to the chrysanthemum flowers in it. The tea is also very sweet from the stevia leaf in it. Well, I say very sweet from the point of view of someone who very rarely ever sweetens his tea.

All in all, I think this is a really relaxing tea. It really gives me thoughts of a forest lush with trees. I’m also reminded of the clean smell of cold winter air.

There seem to be three types of herbal tea blends that are really common on the market… fruit or dessert flavored ones, minty ones like those with mint or tulsi, and spicy ones that have ingredients like ginger, clove, pepper, and chai spices. I was looking for something that didn’t fall into any of those categories, and I’ve definitely found it with this. It’s not the best herbal tea I’ve had. I’m not overjoyed by it, but I do find it unique and really refreshing, so I think it will find a good niche in my humble stock of herbal teas.

Flavors: Lavender, Pine, Sage, Smoke, Sweet

Ubacat

I am always looking for different herbal teas that don’t fit into those categories either. My choices are very limited since I can’t tolerate even the natural flavours added to teas. It must be herbs only. This tea sounds interesting except for the sage. Sage always reminds me of turkey.

Have you tried Whispering Pines herbal tea “Eldergrove”? It’s a good one. There’s also buckwheat or barley tea if you crave something roasted and grainy. Personally I love floral and would like to find some floral herbal teas (jasmine ,rose, lavender) that don’t have flavours added or hibiscus added.

Lion

I will have to check out the ones at Whispering Pines sometime. I have some roasted corn tea, which I really like. I’ve had roasted barley before. Though I admit I like them better cold rather than freshly brewed. The Yogi website doesn’t seem to mention when they add natural flavors to their tea bags, but the boxes they come in do. This one has boysenberry and lavender flavor added. It doesn’t taste like “flavor added” to me, but just a head’s up, since you don’t usually like it. And yeah, the sage is really the predominant flavor in this tea, so unless you love sage this is probably not a good one to try!

KiwiDelight

I second the recommendation of Elder Grove. It’s nothing like I’ve tasted before. It’s thick and rich like a shou and it’s very comforting.

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90

Bagged and herbal teas are usually not my thing these days but I’ve been suffering some unfortunate physical effects from caffeine late at night and wanted to try something to calm me down more before bed. Picked this up because I love lavender and the list of ingredients was nice.

The lavender scent is most evident on the dry tea bag unfortunately, and in the pouch after you take the bag out. After you steep the tea, the lavender blends with all the other herbal aromas and is hard to discern. It also doesn’t have anything that I’d call a honey taste or aroma. Mostly I taste mild sweetness from the stevia leaf, a bit of the woodiness of the rooibos that’s in there, a hint of lavender, and some mint.

Unfortunately, when there is mint or holy basil (tulsi) in an herbal tea blend they have the unfortunate fate of all tasting rather the same to me, albeit with slightly different character. This one is really soothing and lightly sweet and does have a very relaxing taste and aroma, even if the lavender doesn’t stand out. I feel a noticeable calm and sedating effect whenever I drink this tea, similar but opposite to how caffeine hits me. I think this blend of herbs may actually have a good combination to biologically induce this, rather than just through enjoyment and aesthetic, as I feel the similar body shift into a more relaxed and lulled state every time I drink it.

The effect part of the tea’s name (stress relief) is a bit more accurate than the flavor descriptor (honey lavender), but I actually really like this tea. I can see myself buying it again. It does what it says it does, for me at least, and that is why I bought it, so I’m a happy big cat.

Still looking for a wonderful herbal tea that soothes and has no mint or tulsi though. I really love things with lavender, but maybe I should veer away from lavender a bit and look for something on the rose flavor spectrum.

Flavors: Lavender, Mint, Rooibos, Sweet

Terri HarpLady

I’ve had to stop drinking tea in the late afternoon in order to go to bed at a reasonable hour (like before midnight) :)

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55
drank Calming by Yogi Tea
101 tasting notes

This does taste calming to me but only when I get enough of the stevia flavour in my sip. Otherwise, there’s a strange, slightly sour note that I’m not a fan of.

Not too many tasty herbal blends out there (that I’ve tried anyway, regardless of teabag or loose leaf) but I think the St John’s Wort blend by Yogi is a better alternative if you want something supposedly calming. That, and the Bedtime tea.

Will finish, but not repurchase

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 30 sec

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79
drank Pure Green by Yogi Tea
14 tasting notes

It’s been raining all week, and my energy has been totally zapped. So, I went looking for an afternoon pick-me-up. I wanted something that would be refreshing and relaxing at the same time. Found this stashed in my cupboard, and tried it again. It fit the bill for a Saturday afternoon.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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65
drank Sweet Chai by Yogi Tea
59 tasting notes

Aroma is very heavy with anise and licorice, with some cinnamon, cloves and pepper notes.

The taste is obviously quite sweet, really peppery, with strong anise and cinnamon.

Can be really good with a splash of milk.

Flavors: Anise, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Licorice, Pepper, Spicy, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 2 g 200 OZ / 5914 ML

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60

Cardamom, cinnamon, licorice, black pepper and orange peel dominate the aroma.

The taste is distinctly sweet from licorice, with strong cinnamon, cardamom and orange peel notes, with a little ginger in the background.

Nice and warming.

Flavors: Black Pepper, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Licorice, Orange Zest

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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40

Okay this tea is a big mixture of everything. This has to be one of my least favorite teas, that i have ever tried. It did not give off a good smell to me and the taste was more burnt caramel, that was not soothing at all (to me). I;m not big on herbal teas, so this might just be a personal taste issue.

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30

Yogi tea seems to blend ingredients that are more medicinal than taste-focused, which I’m a fan of.

I think being able to enjoy something good for you in a soothing and delicious way is powerful.

Thus, drinking copious amounts can affect your health, as previous reviews have mentioned. The way I see it, it’s like cough drops. You CAN eat cough drops when you’re not sick – but the medical ingredients in it might throw you off kilter a slight bit, if there’s already nothing wrong with you (or if you’re sensitive to it in a specific way). That being said, I don’t think anything bad would happen if you just drank one cup of this.

If you finished the whole box in 5 days, then you might feel some effects. But none life-threatening.

As for Kava, it tastes pretty strong. It’s like licorice+cinamonny. I did not expect this, and don’t prefer it. I bought it soley because I’m stressed a lot. Personally, drinking this straight up just makes my mouth feel all spiced up, not relaxed.

However there is a trick… it tastes pretty good with milk!

The milk softens and compliments the spice, and creates a creamier (though watered-down) version of it.

After adding milk, I enjoyed this tea several times until the box was almost finished.

Flavors: Anise, Biting, Cinnamon, Clove, Spicy

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