I really, really wanted to like this tea, but I have a hard time getting it down. I love how it smells and I love the idea of it, but something about the after taste just isn’t quite right.
“Tonight I am wearing Creed Fleurs de Bulgarie, so I figured why not drink some rose petals as well? Plus I desperately need a good night's REST. Let's hope that this helps. It certainly tastes good...” Read full tasting note
“Tazo - why? Why would you bag this stuff? I don't care the other reviewers apparently liked this, it is just gross. It smells like perfumey rose powder or toilet water. ” Read full tasting note
“Ahhh. This tea hits the spot every time :)” Read full tasting note
“This is a new herbal tea from Tazo. I found it in, of all places, my local grocery store, which only carries teabags. I'd love to find it in whole leaf, because this is a delighful herb...” Read full tasting note
A lulling blend of rose petals, valerian root & citrusy herbs.
Tazo lists ingredients as: Lemon balm, rose petals, honeybush, orange peel, lemon myrtle, lemon verbena, licorice root, lavender, valerian root, natural flavors, ginger, orange essence oil and Chinese geranium oil.
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Tazo Rest has a slightly sweet and mellow flavor. This blend is not acidic like many herbal teas that are caffeine free and described as citrisy. Chamomile tea has never had a relaxing or sedative effect on me. Plus, I find the chamomile flavor deadly dull. I’ve had a difficult time finding this tea and read this flavor has been disconinued.
i was really intrigued by tazo rest, as it combines rose, one of my favs, and valerian, a sleep aid. i’m always on the look out for something to help me unwind.
this tisane fell a little short. i think the smell is its biggest asset, which was a lovely, clean rose aroma. the taste left something to be desired, however. i prefer a thicker, full-bodied taste, and this was very bland, no matter how long i steeped it. i felt like i was drinking floral water. it’s not bad, but definitely not something i’d reach for if something else was available.
as far as it’s calming effects, eh, not really. the smell does make you feel a little more comfy, but nothing a good chamomile can’t provide.
this being said, i believe the main calming component is the valerian, which has never worked very well for me. from reading other reviews valerian seems to work like a dream for some people, so if you have no experience with it, you might want to give it a try (although, if you’re looking for something with valerian, i’d probably try something like sleepytime extra first). but if you’re like me and valerian and chamomile don’t seem to cut it, try something with kava or tulsi in it.
To be fair, I have a sniffy nose and have had a slightly crappy day.
However, I’m not overly impressed with the slightly herbed-bread smell I’m getting from the tea. The lemon is definitely there. So is the heavy floral hit.
There’s a feet-y smell in my basement office, though, so that’s probably contributing to my overall experience.
It tastes much better than it smells. The flowers that were overpowering when I smelled it sort of turn into dancing little taste fish and flicker across my tongue. It’s got a pretty nice body to it, too. Not as full as a rooibos, but not without some weight.
This isn’t a tea I’d brew myself if I was thinking, “Gee, I could sure use a tea right now,” but it’s perfect for working in the evening.
A tea I can brew, sip and forget about.
But again: sniffy nose; crappy day.