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Surprisingly good! The tea is not overly harsh and the vanilla is right there. Does not have an overprocessed or chemical aftertaste. It does pack a punch – the caffeine is real. I checked the recommend box because it is good enough and does the job of giving me a kickstart in the morning; enough that I picked up 2 additional boxes. Can’t say I don’t recommend it if I’m buying more.
Do I get double points for two April health teas? This particular line of wellness teas evidently isn’t catching on in our neck of the woods—I keep finding them on the discount-please-take-it-home shelves; this time, at Big Lots.
Ah, well…serendipity for me, especially in the case of this oddball, but tasty blend that contains oatmeal, cinnamon, coconut milk, green banana flour, a little licorice, and dried blueberries.
I steeped my first bag in a mug with a dark interior, so I couldn’t tell whether it looks cloudy or milky due to the grainy ingredients. The oats are the first thing I noticed, then the cream from the coconut and banana flour (which didn’t taste banana-y), and the cinnamon that strengthened along the way, since I just left the bag in.
Overall, it was quite tasty—think “baby food” but in the most pleasant way, and if it cleans out the residue left by less-than-stellar dietary habits and a few Easter jelly beans, all the better!
Here’s my April healthy tea: a “take a chance” grab on sale for $2 since I like to keep a lemon ginger tea on hand for tummy troubles and didn’t have any.
I’m too lazy to get up, but I need to look more closely at the label and compare to the Celestial Seasonings information I copied here. I would swear mine has lemongrass as well as regular ol’ lemon itself.
Plenty of ginger in the cup to warm your tongue, but either the lemon is very understated or the minerally taste of the zinc is very overstated, so it has a medicinal, rather than a fruity feel. A little honey might help next time around.
Steep Time: Entire duration of experience
Water Temp: Boiling
Brew style: Mug/ Western
Dry leaf smells spicy.
Steeps up beige-y yellowish brown, the exact color of fresh gingerroot.
Liquor smells of ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, and black pepper.
Liquor has a brothlike, extremely warming mouthfeel. Sharp ginger, cinnamon, and black pepper notes are most prominent, rounded out by a sweet, haylike aftertaste from the licorice, star anise, and turmeric. It’s medicinal, good for when you feel under the weather.
Flavors: Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger, Hay, Licorice Root, Spicy, Star Anise, Sweet, Turmeric
I used to hate chamomile tea. Couldn’t stand the smell or the taste. Somewhere along lhe line in my adulthood, I began to tolerate it and can understand why it’s a good bedtime brew. I do find it soothing and relaxing and the taste is smooth and unassuming. This one is a tad odd though, in that I couldn’t really taste anything except the chamomile. No creamy vanilla and no sweet honey. There is a touch of something sweet but I certainly can’t tell if it’s honey or not. It felt like I was drinking a plain ol’ cup of chamomile tea. I would’ve rated this higher had the other flavours been detectable but I am totally fine with it tasting like plain chamomile. The flavour is good regardless and I’ll keep drinking any kind of chamomile tea while insomnia continues to haunt me.
Flavors: Chamomile, Floral, Sweet
Lexa took this one from the box and was so excited by the scent…but I couldn’t smell anything! Odd.
I steeped it up and it smelled exactly like a sugar cookie. Exactly!
Sadly, there was essentially no actual flavour. But, Lexa said it tasted like a liquid sugar cookie to her! How bizarre! More for her to enjoy!
Tastes like one of those cinnamon and peppermint flavored Starlight candies. Fennel noticeable after the swallow, along with licorice root. Pretty sweet. Cinnamon and peppermint together is a combination I tend to avoid. Not bad. Good peppermint. Don’t taste the chamomile. Why the need for mint and licorice flavors, though?
Flavors: Cinnamon, Fennel Seed, Licorice Root, Peppermint, Sweet
Well, the Brewers better win tonight because my fragile little heart can’t take it if we get eliminated at this point. So I wanted something calming and comforting, and this tea fits the bill. Smells super sweet but tastes pleasant and warm. I’m usually not a fan of all things honey, but the notes in this tea are subtle and tantalizing.
C’mon team, DO SOMETHING!
Flavors: Chamomile, Honey, Licorice, Vanilla