For a while, after this arrived in my first Bird & Blend order, I drank a mug of it every morning! I’d been drawn to it purely based on some of the reviews I’d read on B&B’s website, where the writers marvelled about how this tea settled their churning tummies and helped ease anxiety issues. This sounded perfect for me. I’ve suffered from anxiety for several years now, but it’s always stronger in a morning, right before I have to leave the house for work. If gives me the most awful stomach ache. So, I ordered a 50g bag of this, tried it out for a few days, and lo and behold… my tummy became less of a washing machine on full spin in a morning and a whole lot calmer! It’s times like these where I do wonder if my head’s playing psychological tricks on me. But I always say, if I feel better because I believe something’s working, then does it matter if it actually is or not?
Anyway, the tea! I don’t have a great deal of this left, which is the only reason I no longer drink it every morning, but having suffered a bit with a crappy tummy all week, I turned to The Digester (I hate the name by the way!) this morning. Straight away I get a lot of ginger from this, plus a slightly earthy aroma and taste from the pu’erh. The pu’erh though is completely inoffensive. There’s a nice spiciness from the ginger, and I can taste the orange more so with each sip. I don’t get anything in the way of oolong, but as this cools the fennel starts to creep in.
It’s quite a bizarre blend, and not something I would usually consider drinking in a morning were it not for the fact that my tummy does feel a lot better after a big mug of it. A definite on my re-stock list, though more for the tummy soothing properties than for the taste.
Flavors: Fennel, Ginger, Orange