Chanakara Collection: Chakra #6 Guanabana

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Fruit Herbal Blend
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Flavors
Fruity, Lemongrass, Hibiscus, Rosehips, Tart
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Boiling 6 min, 30 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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Chakra #6: An Herbal Tea for Imagination & Insight. Relax and nourish your intuition with this soothing medley of vanilla-scented guanabana fruit, hibiscus, lemongrass and orange. Ingredients in the blend include orange peel, hibiscus, lemongrass, rosehips, natural guanabana flavor, bilberry, rose petals, and licorice powder. Naturally caffeine free.

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This tea is underwhelming. It mostly tastes like lemongrass with a vague additional fruitiness. It’s not bad, just kind of boring and I’m not a big fan of lemongrass anyway so not really my cup of tea.

Flavors: Fruity, Lemongrass

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Thank you Roswell Strange for sharing but this is a pretty lackluster cuppa. At first I tasted chocolate which confused me but then I realized I was still tasting the bit of chocolate bar I had just eaten. Once that subsided though, I was left with a cup that lacked flavor. If I concentrate, I pick up on a drying fruit flavor that is vaguely reminiscent of guanabana but at the end of the day, I’m just not impressed.

Oh, also, I feel no different for those wondering if this alters moods like it claims to. Still, it’s fun to try so thank you Roswell Strange!

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2279 tasting notes

Thanks Cameron B. for sending me several bags of this to enjoy. I am a Stash girl, admittedly – when I want bagged tea, this is the brand I go far. Unabashedly. That said, this one didn’t really impress me.

Honestly, the coolest thing about it was purely aesthetic; when I first poured the boiling water over the bag for about three seconds the water was like this deeper purple/blue – and then gone as it shifted to a more reddish/brown/purple colour (it reminds me now of the colour of Butiki’s Kamba Berry). But for those few seconds – it was SO PRETTY.

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That colour. Damn.

But taste wise; this leaves a little to be desired. If I hadn’t just experienced the super, super tartness of a hot cup of Yes We Cran from DT, I’d call this ta rt. In comparison to that one though, it’s much more of a mellow tartness. I very loosely get “orange” from it, but in a really weak/watery sense. Vanilla? That’s definitely a stretch. When it steeped, I felt like I could smell the licorice weakly – but I can’t taste it now.

Come Stash, give me more!

I have to say – I do look forward to the last bag of it (I have two left; but I’m gonna send one to VariaTEA since I’m sure this’ll be new to her – and I haven’t had as much of an opportunity lately to pass along new stuff to my fabulous tea twin who has kept me supplied with samples) though, but only to see if I can recreate that blueish colour again.

VariaTEA

Worry not. You have supplied me with plenty of samples and for that I am grateful.

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Another tea from the Chanakara variety boxes I found while looking through old things at my mom’s. I have no idea what a guanabana is, so I looked it up. Apparently it’s the same thing as a soursop, which is a fruit that visually reminds me of a giant green burr. I kind of chose this randomly as my caffeine-free tea to have tonight while in bed. Brewed one bag in boiling water for 5 minutes.

Bleck… This basically tastes like weak, tart rosehip and hibiscus water. I don’t get a “vanilla-scented” anything, or even citrus. Just tart water.

Boo hiss. That is all I have to say, Stash.

Flavors: Hibiscus, Rosehips, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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