2 teabags for 300mL water @100C, steeped 8+ minutes, drunk bare.
Even two teabags don’t make this taste any better. I smell more roses. That’s it. This could be so much better. Revising the rating down. Will never buy this again.
“2 teabags for 300mL water @100C, steeped 8+ minutes, drunk bare. Even two teabags don’t make this taste any better. I smell more roses. That’s it. This could be so much better. Revising...” Read full tasting note
“Wow when I opened the tin I thought this seemed more like something better suited to a bath soap/soak. Truth be told it also smells that way while I’m letting it infuse. On the upside it...” Read full tasting note
“tastes like a balanced blend of lavender and rooibos, with a hint of rose. Not too perfumey or too woody or too “herby.” Ok I guess. Will let you know if it calms me down. I do like...” Read full tasting note
“The smell opening the can nearly overwhelmed me. But not bad as a tea. Very floral and relaxing.” Read full tasting note
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Ingredients: Organic Rooibos (leaf), Linden (flowers), Passionflower (aerial parts), Eleuthero (root), Chamomile (flower), English Lavender (flower), Kava (root), Damask Rose (petals), Natural Rose Flavor.
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Wow when I opened the tin I thought this seemed more like something better suited to a bath soap/soak. Truth be told it also smells that way while I’m letting it infuse. On the upside it takes me back to my grandparents house and all the fun bath salts and other perfumed products my grandmother kept…which was always very comforting to me when I visited.
I’m getting a lot of lavender and not much rooibos with each sip. I am also getting the hint of rose that others have mentioned. In all a pretty good relaxing tea. Which I really need tonight (well morning as it is after midnight). I think this might end up being one of my “go to” chill out teas for the evening.
My last herbal and last bagged tea for the day. Although I think I may make myself some ginger water and chill it to have w/ my dinner. Hearing about light tea bags really has me doubting bagged teas even more. This one ways 1.43g. It is very light by weight, but not in flavor so I’m not sure I’d want it much lighter unless I steeped it for only 5 min (it suggests 5-7).
Well I purchased this tea to help me Relax…just like it claims. I have a gerneral anxiety dosorder that keeps me up sometimes. Lately lot’s of things going on. New baby, 3 weeks later husband had to check in to a treatment center for illness for 2 months, then 2 weeks after that my father passed suddenly. Just a lot on the plate. So anxiety went up up up and I was looking for something to take it down a tad. Hence the purchase of the tea.
Well, It smells floral that’s for sure. As I read somewhere else, it’s a bit potpouri which I’m not crazy about.
After a steeping and a little time to cool …. it pretty much tastes like hot potpouri for me. I think I steeped it too long because it was almost overwhelming. So I tried it another day steeping it at the minimum time required by the instructions on the tin….a lot better. It’s nice….not my favorite. I am picky about my floral teas…and this one was just a bit too perfume for my taste. And then after reading the lovely disclaimer on Steepster, I think I’ll retire it. I never really felt any real relaxing effect from it. And apparently I could be damaging my liver?? So I think I’ll shelve this one. I have had much more luck relaxing with the Get Some Zzz’s blend.
Off the nose, at first, it is distinctly “perfumey.” After letting it sit for a moment, it moved into more a potpourri with lavender and rose smell. The tea is enjoyable and actually tastes how I would imagine potpourri would taste like. With a light finish, get relaxed has a spiced undertone to it. The rose flavor is very slight. Like sugarbloodsucker said, the lavender is very strong.
Steeped 7 minutes in 180 degree water.