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I’m trying the spinach chive right now. This is more broth than tea, and of course I’m sure I could just as easily make some broth without paying the hefty fee. Sometimes on cold days, I like to make a kettle of green stuff and drink the broth throughout the day.

It’s not bad, but do the extra ingredients add anything? In addition to the obvious, this one has dried lime, dill, onion, decaf green tea, coriander, turmeric, and garlic. Mostly, it tastes chive-y, with a note that reminds me a little of a sour cream chive baked potato. Perhaps the lime adds a brightness/sourness that contributes to that.

I’m certainly enjoying drinking it; a broth made from scratch would be better and cheaper, but is a little harder to carry around in your pocket.

I would drink again. I’m not sure if I’d pay as much as they want for the privilege.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more
oakandsage

I should add a little nutritional information since I’m sure that a primary reason to drink this instead of a bouillon cube would be nutrition, and one might think “ooh, veggies, lots of nutrients!” One bag has 8% your daily allotment of sodium, all of which comes from the dried veggies. It doesn’t taste salty, but doesn’t taste like “Boo, I wish this had some salt” either. It also contains 10% of your calcium for a day. The beet cabbage has 20%, tomato mint 25%, fennel spice 50%, and the broccoli cilantro a whopping 90%. So these teas might be a decent and reasonably tasty way to get your calcium intake for the day, especially if you can’t or don’t drink milk. They don’t really contain any other listed nutrients, though there may be some good stuff that isn’t listed on the nutrition label. Folic acid or something? I dunno. They won’t provide you with any vitamin A or C, or iron.

oakandsage

I have to say that as this cooled, the garlic note got a lot stronger and eventually, unpleasantly strong.

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oakandsage

I should add a little nutritional information since I’m sure that a primary reason to drink this instead of a bouillon cube would be nutrition, and one might think “ooh, veggies, lots of nutrients!” One bag has 8% your daily allotment of sodium, all of which comes from the dried veggies. It doesn’t taste salty, but doesn’t taste like “Boo, I wish this had some salt” either. It also contains 10% of your calcium for a day. The beet cabbage has 20%, tomato mint 25%, fennel spice 50%, and the broccoli cilantro a whopping 90%. So these teas might be a decent and reasonably tasty way to get your calcium intake for the day, especially if you can’t or don’t drink milk. They don’t really contain any other listed nutrients, though there may be some good stuff that isn’t listed on the nutrition label. Folic acid or something? I dunno. They won’t provide you with any vitamin A or C, or iron.

oakandsage

I have to say that as this cooled, the garlic note got a lot stronger and eventually, unpleasantly strong.

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I used to drink lots of tea but I had to stop drinking caffeine regularly so now I mostly drink herbal tea.

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