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This is my go-to herbal tea for when I don’t want to touch caffeine (like late at night). It helps me relax and wind down after a long day.

The valerian root adds a tartness to the tea that is appreciated under the layers of mint, rose, and camomile. There is also a strong lemon flavour present. This is a tea you don’t want to keep steeping forever, unlike other herbals. The valerian can get very tart, if not a bit bitter which can ruin the cup. Something to remain cognizant about, but not to worry.

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Sweet Canadian

I actually think it is the hibiscus as well that gets tart. I think this has hibiscus in it? I am a big hibiscus fan (lots of steepsterites are not) but it was only recently that I realized this had it too.

Dischord

Hibiscus gets tart only when it’s steeped too long (or there is too much in it). This idea that herbals can withstand steeping all day is wrong. Dead wrong.

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Sweet Canadian

I actually think it is the hibiscus as well that gets tart. I think this has hibiscus in it? I am a big hibiscus fan (lots of steepsterites are not) but it was only recently that I realized this had it too.

Dischord

Hibiscus gets tart only when it’s steeped too long (or there is too much in it). This idea that herbals can withstand steeping all day is wrong. Dead wrong.

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How the story goes is that one day, a feeble, weakened graduate student decided to stop ingesting so much caffeine and additives (sugar, cream, milk) and instead headed for the land of tea.

I should probably mention that I’ve been drinking tea… pretty much since I can remember. The beauty of growing up in a still-semi-Euro family! I was introduced to green teas and pu’erhs by herbalists and acupuncturists in my teens.

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