Herbal Tea with Sage, Lemon Verbena and Saffron

Tea type
Herbal Rooibos Blend
Ingredients
Aniseed, Fennel, Lemon Balm, Lemon Verbena, Peppermint, Rooibos, Rosemary, Saffron, Sage, Thyme
Flavors
Chicken Soup, Saffron, Sage
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Caffeine
Caffeine Free
Certification
Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by MissB
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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rooibos tea, sage (14.8%), peppermint, lemon verbena, lemon balm, fennel, aniseed, thyme, rosemary leaves, Saffron-Krokos Kozanis (greek red saffron) (1.1%).

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Got home from work and my Universal Yums box had arrived! My husband got me a subscription as a surprise a few months ago. It’s basically my favorite thing ever. I love snacking and traveling and trying new foods. The box is snack foods from a different country every month. It’s usually a 2 or 3 bags of snack size chips or whatnot salty snack, and then a variety of sweets and baked goods that are traditional or popular in the country. It’s curated for the Western palate so everything is different and fun but not extreme. So for example in my Philippines box I got a bag of Sweet Corn Poofs. Like Cheetos, but Sweet Corn instead of cheese. They smelled just like corn on the cob with butter. The first one made me kind of grossed out but they were addictive and ultimately delicious. I have fond memories. My first box was France, the best box so far was Philippines, and this month is Greece, with Oregano potato chips and hazelnut chocolates and rose candies. This tea was a bonus item in the box and obviously I had to get right on it.

I couldn’t find any brewing instructions on the packaging or online so I guesstimated at 203F for 3 minutes in 8oz. That seemed okay.

It reminds me of Valerian tea in the smell and a bit in the taste, it could just be a sort of musty herbal quality. It’s kind of savory? If you put some oregano and noodles in it I would totally buy it as a soup (okay maybe a disappointing vegetable soup), but after all it does have saffron and sage and those are both great in soup. It’s certainly not sweet or floral. It’s very rustic. It leaves a brothy aftertaste. I’m not getting any of the Lemon Verbena.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
caile

Those do sound like fun boxes to get!

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Well.

If only there wasn’t any peppermint.

Thanks for sharing, MissB! Generally I love sage teas, but I didn’t see peppermint on the label and it’s totally making me queasy today. :/

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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Winner winner chicken dinner! That’s what this tastes like. — would prefer it as a brine.

Flavors: Chicken Soup, Saffron, Sage

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
mj

LOL

Cheri

Add some noodles next time. ;)

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