502 Tasting Notes
Drank a double-strength mug of this before bed last night. I’m thinking that I might make chamomile an important part of my tea-drinking regimen, because I drank like four cups of chamomile-based tea yesterday, and I slept like a log and felt great when I woke up this morning. I did some reading up on chamomile, and although it’s pretty unexciting flavorwise, it provides a number of wonderful health benefits, such as helping with nausea, digestive problems, sleeplessness, and mild stress.
This is the classic go-to bedtime tea. I often forget about it for months at a time, forget how nice a blend it actually is, and then dig it out, think, Eh, why not?, brew up a cup of it, and remember why I always seem to have a box of it around. It’s mild and minty, extremely soothing, and puts me right to sleep, but not in a clearly-this-tea-is-going-to-knock-me-out-way. It’s more like a gentle nudge- my eyelids start drooping after I’m 2/3 of the way into the mug, and I feel more inclined to snuggle up with a book under the covers.
Sometimes, the old, tried-and-true sleep remedies like chamomile tea work the best.
Unearthed this teabag from the bottom of my cavernous tea chest. Have no clue where it came from. I probably nicked it from my school’s dining hall at some point.
I seem to be on a chamomile kick lately. It’s like an old friend to me- I can go for months without missing it, and then run across it while searching for something soothing, and it’s just the same as it was when I last encountered it. Reliable, sweet, comforting, uncomplicated. Just what I need this afternoon.
This is why I always keep a stash of plain chamomile around. I never know when I’ll need it next.
I usually stay away from Bigelow blends, unless it’s either the straight chamomile or the straight peppermint ones, because they tend to be WAY too fast and loose with the hibiscus in their herbal blends. But for some reason, I don’t seem to mind it in this one.
This is mild and sweet. Just kind of generic and meh. I’m gonna down it because I want the chamomile to do its thing and make me feel sleepy.
I happen to have a lot of this tea because someone gave me a whole box of it as part of a gift. But I daresay that when I finish these bags up, I won’t be restocking it. I’ve had much better bedtime blends from other companies.
I thoroughly enjoy this one. You’d think that it would be really bitter and unpleasant, but it is actually very smoky and mellow. This morning, I chose it because mate helps me to feel full (thus, I don’t feel the need to overindulge with mid morning snacks) and because it is super efficient at waking me up without giving me jitters.
I tasted burnt toast notes, chocolate, and earth. Absolutely wonderful idea to mix mate and black tea together! They really work well as a blend.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Chocolate, Earth
Peppermint tea is one of those simple pleasures in life. I like it because it’s such a warming, soothing herbal tisane that has so many health benefits.
Today, I’m hoping that it helps lower my blood pressure- we had a plumbing issue this morning that got fixed, but has now become a leaky ceiling problem.
So I’ll just continue to sit here and sip my tea, hoping and praying that everything works out okay.
Decided to try this one again. I think as long as I only drink it once in a great while, it’s no worse than having a few beers. (Which again, I only do once in a great while.)
I really love the flavor. The hazelnut and carob are wonderful together. I adore hazelnut coffee, so it makes perfect sense that I enjoy this one. It’s like having dessert, without the calories and sugar.
Except that this drink does exactly the opposite of what hazelnut coffee does! I definitely feel drowsy, and my tongue tingled a little while I was drinking it, although I’ve been assured that that is normal while drinking kava. I’m definitely only going to drink this one before bed or when I know I don’t need to drive or be anywhere after.
This is easily the best-tasting tea from Yogi that I’ve ever tried. I’m glad I decided to give it another chance.