25 Tasting Notes
I bought a box of this tea a few months ago primarily for its calming properties. It’s a good tea to drink before bed or when battling a headache. I’ve never really loved the taste of chamomile, but it undoubtedly has a relaxing effect that I find both soothing and a bit nostalgic. My mom would drink unsweetened chamomile when I was younger, and now that I’m older it reminds me of home and of her. She has a gift for knowing exactly how to make everything better, and I think I associate that feeling with this tea because of her.
So whenever I’m sick or anxious or generally unwell, I think of this tea. It’s like an aromatherapy of sorts, breathing the vapors in and letting the anxiety out. There is something intrinsically healing here. It’s a cup for comfort.
I picked up on a few different scents from the dry leaves: cardamom first, followed by a cooling sensation similar to that of mint, and finally a slight orange note. Once brewed, it reminded me of a chamomile or light green tea both in perfume and in flavor. I wasn’t able to taste any of the spices in the tea while drinking, but my taste buds have been a bit off since I’ve been sick so that might be it. Overall, this was a nice and simple cup for a calm, relaxing morning.
Flavors: Cardamon, Mint, Orange
Truth be told, I only drink this tea when I’m feeling under the weather. It has certainly been one of those weeks. I don’t particularly enjoy the taste; it’s far too similar to a cough drop, though I suppose that is the point. I added a good bit of honey to this to up the wellness factor and sipped slowly. I’m not sure there is enough lemon and ginger here to make a real difference, but it does give the feeling that I’m doing something good for my body so it serves its purpose.