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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
Okey first time i try this just tasted like pure dirt. But i haven’t learn my mistakes from my past and bought a whole BOX!……. So i tried it again this time it was bad but not as bad as the first time probably cause of the amount of sugar i put on it, which it kind of defeats the purpose of the detox LOL…… Ok 3 time i added milk and creamer and sugar its still taste like dirt but a parable dirt. I original got because i really enjoy peach flavor anything. Thinking a detox peach might not be bad the thing is theres no note of peach i can’t taste it or smell it. know i have a whole box minus 3 teas GREAT this one will sit on my cupboard for a while.
I’m smitten. This tea does it’s thing, and it does it well. I have been drinking for about 4 months now and I really believe it is a game changer (for my body at least!). I drink it sporadically for about a week before, and a bit during, and it helps astoundingly. Mood swings, better. Cramps, 100% better. General period time, so much better. I’m extremely satisfied with this tea.
As for taste, I truly believe Yogi has some quality control issues. Which may explain why some people so ardently hate the taste, and others enjoy it. I have purchased about 5 boxes now, and I can confidently say that some boxes taste actually heavenly, while others fall so flat. I’m not sure what is missing/added to make this flavor change happen, but I will drink it regardless of the flavor. The physical benefits out-way any momentary unappealing taste.
Very pale, but that’s not surprising, given the contents.
The aroma is very gingery, with only very subtle lemon notes.
The taste is spicy, really gingery, with slight liquorice sweetness. lemon is hiding in the background, barely noticeable.
Not bad, very refreshing and warming, but misleading, bcause the lemon component is too weak.
Flavors: Ginger, Lemon, Licorice