drank Chamomile Citron by Tea Forte
470 tasting notes

So I got my AMAZING Foodzie box from LiberTEAS today, but due to the insane heat and my lack of AC this afternoon it was pretty much the worst possible day to get it in the mail. But it was an absolute joy to go through, and took me a full hour to sort out. Very few things beat the happiness of having an entire living room table full of tea! I can’t wait to start digging into them, and I have to admit that I have already started planning out my “tea schedule” for the next week or so.

It’s cooled down quite a bit now and I finally have AC in the bedroom, so I thought I’d dip into one of the samples. However, it’s far too late for anything with caffeine, and I was about to just reach for some Sleepytime instead (because I’m lazy and wanted a bag) when this caught my eye. As a side note I have really bad insomnia (I fell asleep at 8 in the morning yesterday) so anything with the ability to make me tired is an instant win, which is probably why I’m rating this higher than everyone else!

As other people have said, this does taste a LOT like Sleepytime. In my book that’s a good thing though! There’s more citrus (lemon mostly) and a bit less mint, with the dominant flavor definitely being chamomile. It’s also a tiny bit tart from the hibiscus, but definitely not overwhelmingly so. It’s just a tiny bit at the front of your mouth, but it’s quickly covered by the awesome herb-y tastes. And, best of all, it’s definitely making me a bit drowzy! I’m not sure if I would add this to my permanent collection as Sleepytime is just so darn easy to get and I already have another loose-leaf bedtime blend, but if I place an order at Tea Forte I think I’d definitely throw this in just for a bit of variety. Do I need three teas that make me sleepy and taste similar? If I have room for them… the answer is probably yes.

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!


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