After a slight snafu with the postal system, my order from 52teas arrived earlier this afternoon. I’m particularly excited about this specific order because I threw in a bag of Doggy Tea for the furkids!
While I’m certainly no doctor, I do know after researching “valerian root” that its used as a sedative for nervous tension and excitability. Oskar (dachshund) and Sammie (chiweenie) both feed off each other’s crazy excited outbursts, no matter the situation. And there’s a storm a comin’ from the west… so with these two issues I’m looking forward seeing if this calms them down any.
First human impressions: It looks like small pieces of straw with broken pieces of dried passion flower. Smells like straw with a hint of smokiness.
First canine impressions: Both agree that Mommy described it accurately. It gets 3 sniffs per pup and 4 lip licks each – a good sign!
After brewing a half tsp. in 6 oz. of boiling water for 3 minutes the water is clear yellow with more of a smoky smell. We let is cool to a tasty 110º. (No burnt tongues here!)
Sammie tried it first after giving the cooled tea a good whiff – there was lots of lapping, followed by the licking of lips. He likes it! Seconds and thirds were had as well! :)
It took a lot more coaxing for Oskar to try it. He took a couple of polite sips, but hasn’t gone back for more.