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drank Organic Relaxation by Teas Etc
127 tasting notes

I’m working my way through some samples and swaps, so dumped this into my cup before reading the ingredients. BRILLIANT IDEA! One of the ingredients is valerian root. I have too much to do before bed (like, a whole day worth of stuff!) so hopefully it won’t make me sleepy.

Also, in general I don’t like chamomile or rose petals.

There’s a bunch of little tiny rooibos looking things that got through my filter and into my cup when I brewed it (but there’s no rooibos; I’m not sure what it is, but there are several ingredients here that I’m not familiar with). I use a SUPER FINE filter, so I’m surprised that stuff got through. A ceramic filter would be a disaster with this tea.

The aroma is like chamomile, but when I breathe deep while sipping, I get a bit of wet sock. Ewww.

The first taste to hit my tongue is the dreaded chamomile, but the aftertaste is a sweet, sourish floral. If the entire tea tasted like the aftertaste, I think I’d like it, but the chamomile and wet sock odor is making it difficult to enjoy.

I may not finish this cup. We’ll see.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 15 sec
SoccerMom

Yuck wet sock! I have more than enough dealings with yucky socks from my teen taking his off on the drive home from soccer practice every evening! I surely don’t want sock in my cuppa LOL!

Rabs

Uh oh — I loved this tea. I’ll make a mental note that if you win the Geek contest, then this’ll be a 1 for you and not at the other end! ;)

denisend

Rabs – it took me 10 minutes to clean all of the fine particles out of my filter. Bleh!

Rabs

Perhaps it’s the chamomile. I recall that my filter took a bit of extra attention after this tea, but not 10 minutes. However, with straight-up chamomile I have the worst time cleaning out my filter. :(

denisend

You can see my filter on this page (but my cup is black):

http://www.forlifedesign.com/curve/383-feature.html

It’s very fine and the little particles got stuck in it. It’s GREAT for drinking tea in the office, though. I love it!

Rabs

I’ve considered purchasing one of those cups since I have a Curve Teapot (so we have the same filter!) and I love my teapot. :)

denisend

I love that cup! If I brew with the lid on I usually have to let the tea cool (with the lid off) before I can drink it. The heat retention is pretty awesome. :-)

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SoccerMom

Yuck wet sock! I have more than enough dealings with yucky socks from my teen taking his off on the drive home from soccer practice every evening! I surely don’t want sock in my cuppa LOL!

Rabs

Uh oh — I loved this tea. I’ll make a mental note that if you win the Geek contest, then this’ll be a 1 for you and not at the other end! ;)

denisend

Rabs – it took me 10 minutes to clean all of the fine particles out of my filter. Bleh!

Rabs

Perhaps it’s the chamomile. I recall that my filter took a bit of extra attention after this tea, but not 10 minutes. However, with straight-up chamomile I have the worst time cleaning out my filter. :(

denisend

You can see my filter on this page (but my cup is black):

http://www.forlifedesign.com/curve/383-feature.html

It’s very fine and the little particles got stuck in it. It’s GREAT for drinking tea in the office, though. I love it!

Rabs

I’ve considered purchasing one of those cups since I have a Curve Teapot (so we have the same filter!) and I love my teapot. :)

denisend

I love that cup! If I brew with the lid on I usually have to let the tea cool (with the lid off) before I can drink it. The heat retention is pretty awesome. :-)

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