Calm

Tea type
Herbal Tea
Ingredients
Blackberry Leaves, Chamomile, Hibiscus Flowers, Lavender, Lemongrass, Rose Petals, Spearmint
Flavors
Rose, Flowers
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Sachet, Tea Bag
Caffeine
Caffeine Free
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by sherapop
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 oz / 281 ml

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  • “I was going to start a new profile for Tazo Calm in the sachet, since it is *so much better* than the filter bags, but then I figured: why bother? It's being discontinued! In fact, it has already...” Read full tasting note
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    Shera Pop 1066 tasting notes
  • “What _not_ to do with this one: do not attempt to tone down the l(ick!)orice with fresh pineapple mint and a slug of chilled apple juice. My tongue is still trying to shake off the taste of...” Read full tasting note
    gmathis 1717 tasting notes
  • “And that's a sip down. I'm experiencing heartburn for like the first time ever practically (I'm looking at you, pan-seared salmon and broccoli and mushrooms sauteed in olive oil), so I figured that...” Read full tasting note
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    fjellrev 767 tasting notes
  • “In an effort to find non-caffeinated alternatives for the kids to enjoy, I steeped a cup of this tonight and gave them each a taste. We have discovered that neither peanut is a chamomile...” Read full tasting note
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    __Morgana__ 953 tasting notes

From Tazo

A delicate blend of chamomile blossoms and other soothing herbs, Tazo® Calm™ is made with Egyptian chamomile blossoms blended with fragrant lemon balm leaf from Eastern Europe. Pink rose petals from Morocco impart a light, spicy taste that enhances the apple-like flavor of chamomile.

Ingredients: Chamomile flowers, hibiscus flowers, spearmint leaves, lemongrass, rose petals, blackberry leaves, safflowers, peppermint leaves, sarsaparilla root, lemon balm leaf, licorice root and natural flavors.

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1066 tasting notes

I was going to start a new profile for Tazo Calm in the sachet, since it is so much better than the filter bags, but then I figured: why bother? It’s being discontinued! In fact, it has already disappeared from the Starbucks stores, soon to be replaced by God knows what from Teavana. Do they even have a chamomile blend? Or anything approaching this:

Chamomile flowers, blackberry leaves, lemongrass, rose petals, spearmint leaves, lemon balm leaf, hibiscus flowers, lavender flowers, marigold flowers

Those are the ingredients for the sachet, not the filter bag. Note the absence of chunks o’ food (ubiquitous in the Teavana herbal blends…).

Well, I’ll enjoy my remaining sachets of Calm as I did last night. The array of petals is quite beautiful, and the taste is satisfying and calming. There is just a touch of lavender and more chamomile than lemon grass, so I do like this blend. It’s too bad that the marketing of Tazo teas was handled so egregiously by its new overlord. Mistakes were made—to put it mildly. Another casualty in the the corporate conglomeratization of the world.

My rating for the sachet: 75. My rating for the filter bag in the light envelope: 52.

carol who

Don’t ya hate it when they mess with a good thing?

Starfevre

There’s still some in my grocery store as of last Sunday. I’ve been watching. I’ll miss their minty blend, with the tarragon.

sherapop

Starfevre: those are the filter bags, no? I believe that the sachets in the attractive tins are only available chez Starbucks… I agree that Refresh (mint + tarragon) is very good.

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What not to do with this one: do not attempt to tone down the l(ick!)orice with fresh pineapple mint and a slug of chilled apple juice. My tongue is still trying to shake off the taste of household cleaner.

On a temporarily brighter note: At the expense of personal sanity, family sanctity, and household sanitation, I am as of 2:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time NOT BEHIND ON ANY WRITING DEADLINES.

Christina

Congrats! That’s awesome.

ashmanra

WOO HOO!

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767 tasting notes

And that’s a sip down. I’m experiencing heartburn for like the first time ever practically (I’m looking at you, pan-seared salmon and broccoli and mushrooms sauteed in olive oil), so I figured that this is the perfect opportunity to polish off the other bag I got from the hotel.

Chamomile, licorice, and mint are all supposed to help heartburn, so we’ll just see about that.

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In an effort to find non-caffeinated alternatives for the kids to enjoy, I steeped a cup of this tonight and gave them each a taste.

We have discovered that neither peanut is a chamomile fan.

After having quite a bit of the Independence Coffee Co. Chamomile/Peppermint Plus over the last couple of weeks to put out the five alarm fire in my virus ravaged throat, this was perhaps not the best choice for me this evening. I need a little distance from the flavor so I can stop associating it with pain.

The mint in this one is milder than in the Independence, and the flavor is more subtle and complex. Bumping it a few points higher than the Independence for subtlety and complexity.

Yvonne

Sorry to hear your kids didn’t like it!

I find this tea always seems to make me incredibly sleepy. I’ll drink it and within about 10 minutes of finishing my cup I won’t be able to function…I guess it’s a good thing someone was there to drive me home when I had it at Starbucks.

__Morgana__

Designated driver for tea drinking! LOL. :-)

Yvonne

Hahaha! No kidding!

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Backlog from Sunday

I had this the other day at a restaurant after my first VYO concert of the year!! It was pretty exciting and we sounded really good, and I can’t wait for the rest of the season (VYO stands for the Vermont Youth Orchestra, for those who are knew/have forgotten. It’s the top youth orchestra in the state and one of the best in New England). My parents all got food but I had had a burrito a little while earlier and I was literally stuffed so I figured it would be best for me not to get any food (but I really wanted to! It was this really good burger joint called Sky Burger and they have this burger called the jalapeno popper which has pickled jalapenos, cream cheese, jalapeno pepper jelly, and slaw and then has a jalapeno popper on top! Yum!!!!) so I settled on some tea instead. They brought out a little box of Tazo teas (which, I must admit, I actually like a lot) and I settled on this one.

In all honesty, I really liked this. I left the tea bag in the entire time so the flavors got a little too strong towards the end, but I really do like it for a nice alternative. I don’t know about it’s calming effects because I had the earl grey right after, but I do actually enjoy the taste of this.

Michelle

Ian! Are you back? I missed you :)

Zach Guillian

Hey Ian,

My name is Zach and I live in Burlington Vermont. I was reading your bio and didn’t realize you were local. I was wondering if you were interested in doing a mailed tea-swap. Thanks for your time!

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I have not slept well the past two evenings due to stress of everyday life.
I was working on organizing my tea when I decided to fix myself a cup of this tea.
This tea does seem to relax and calm as you sip and enjoy. This is a tea I like to keep in my cupboard.

Cofftea

I had this at a friend’s when I was asked if I wanted some tea (she didn’t know that I don’t drink or don’t want herbals)… but it was actually really good.

Cofftea

I personally can’t rate the effectiveness though since I had it when I was already exhausted at about 11pm when I had only gotten 4 hours of sleep the nite before lol.

Pages2Read while sipping tea

I am so glad I am not the only one that is walking around with 4 hours sleep.
We need to get some sleep ! lol……

Cofftea

Haha that was back in June- I went to Seattle for a 4 day weekend.

Pages2Read while sipping tea

I need to get some sleep tonight. I also need to switch from Black Tea after dinner (trouble is I just seem to love it) lol….
Good Night….Going to Dreamland……lol

ashmanra

My hubby liked “Get Some ZZZZ’s” from Republic of Tea ok. He said it didn’t make him feel groggy, but once he fell asleep he slept very soundly and felt rested when he woke in the morning.

Cofftea

ashmanra, their Get Relaxed! was pretty effective as well.

Pages2Read while sipping tea

I will try both of these teas in the future. Thanks for the info (if my 24 yr old does not stop causing me grey hair I do not know what I am going to do!) lol

Cofftea

Hey be nice, I’m 24 (for a few more days) lol!:)

Pages2Read while sipping tea

Happy Birthday!! I hope you will enjoy your birthday.
I have gotten some sleep and I feel much better (I promise to watch the commits about the young and restless. lol

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I’m finally making headway with all these teabag samples I’ve had since forever. So since I’m kind of on a chamomile roll…here’s my last chamomile tea!

Oh, P.U.! This is not going to be a good one. It is stinky! Yuck. Well, it surprisingly doesn’t taste NEARLY as bad as it smells. I still don’t really want to drink it though. Who wants to hold their nose when they drink a cup of tea? Not me.

Ah, at long last! My cupboard is finally chamomile free! :P

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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Kaliskaa and I found this with the coffee in our hotel room a couple weeks ago, and I decided I should finally give this a try. After all, Tazo’s Earl Grey, Zen, and Organic Apple Red are pretty good, in my opinion. I had been sort of avoiding this one for the past, oh, ten years or so.

But anyway, there sure is a lot going on in this herbal blend. It smells like straight up Robitussin. I’m assuming that’s from the sarsaparilla and licorice root. Also, what exactly are the “natural flavors” it lists? Not impressed. I was really hoping this was just going to be something light and chamomiley.

When steeped, the chamomile flavor does actually come out both in the scent and taste. Oddly, it goes really well with the sarsaparilla. Despite the cacophony of herbal ingredients, it comes out smoother than I expected. The licorice root and mint are most noticeable at the end, leaving a sort of cooling sensation in my mouth. The licorice isn’t overwhelming like I’ve had in a lot of herbal blends. (I’m looking at you, Yogi Teas!) It makes a strange, vanilla-like taste that I’m actually liking. I thought this tea was going to be a medicinal punishment, but it’s actually pretty pleasant.

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

When I drink this, I use 2 bags, plus a double shot of valerian root tincture.
Sweet dreams!

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558 tasting notes

Thankfully the westin we are staying at had tea other than just lipton. I chose this as I knew it would help calm my nerves and mind during all the last minute pre holiday get together jitters. It even soothed my stomach which was off due to having dinner at 2am. Isn’t holiday travel fun? Wishing everyone a happy holiday and safe travels!

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The flavor of this is a bit weak for me. Mostly chamomile and spearmint. Kind of a light fruity flavor. It’s enjoyable but not something I’ll ever buy again.

Terri HarpLady

When I drink it, I use 2 bags :)

KallieBoo!

I’ll have to try it :] I was using a small cup so I thought I’d be ok. Guess not :\

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