**A review of Light Up Your Life Tea by Sweetgrass Herbals
Company: Sweetgrass Herbals
Tea Name: Light Up Your Life Tea
Tea Type/Varietal: Herbs
Steeping Vessel/Amt Leaf: mason jar / loose grassy floral bits
Liquor Color: lightest pinkish to a darker red when steeped longer
Leaf Characteristic: mulch and straw like; very fine with the grassy shoots, which are long and very prevalent in that it is a grassy/floral aroma.
Water Temp: room temperature when steeping in jar. And I have tried this tea hot for 1 minute heated as the color darkens. I have seen where it is recommended that herbal teas not be boiled/steeped hot etc and to simply steep it cold/room temperature in a jar. And this is due to the leaves/herbs/plants not doing well in hot or boiled water. I think if you steep it first as instructed and wish to enjoy the tea hot after it is made, one can still enjoy the many subtleties of the tea.
I have enjoyed it as a hot cup of tea; after the fact of making it room temperature with bottled water in a jar. And when it is warm it is almost like liquor in my cup.
Time: 15 minutes
I have just recently started using the Light Up Your Life Tea; it is a delicious blend of tulsi, basil, nettle, oatstraw, red clover, self heal, California tea & stream mint is a bright, uplifting & nutritious tea that is excellent for drinking anytime. It will promote mental clarity & focus, supply the body with deep nutrition, gently strengthen digestion and natural elimination processes, and energize mind & body with its nutritive properties.
I can attest to this tea as being a wonderful delight; that is fresh and fruity with a naturally sweeten palette in that the way the basil and tulsi intermingle brings delight in this cup of tea and its aroma is very aromatically floral. It truly is a pleasant tea which is meant to be enjoyed all day long.
Some attributes are: uplifting, bright and I feel it does promote mental clarity as claimed. I find as I sip /inhale the intoxicating liquor and swallowing of the tea that it does something to me. I feel good.
Water Temp: room temperature
Time: 15 minutes
The tea’s color is not as darkly red as it is lighter pink and still has that wonderful floral aroma and it is sweet smelling as well. I taste more of the clover and the tulsi and the slightest hint of mint. I think that the cup I had before was mintier and yet the clover seems to have stolen the show in that the palette was tingling and alive…peppery even; and not unliken to paprika; there was a zestyness to it.
Overall tasting notes:
Classification: Year, and region of production; Product of USA 2012 (13)
Cup’s characteristic: uplifting and bright cup of tea; promoting mental clarity with an alert feeling.
Liquor color: pink rose to darkly red when steep for more than 15 minutes.
Taste: tea is very sweetly and zesty from the Tulsi and red clover intermingling with the mint playing fiddle; it is like the name…streaming along is the mint and the other ingredients.
I am saying that I have truly enjoyed this tea. It is versatile (hot or room temperature; think of wine but warmed; or do I mean fermented/pressed even).