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April Sipdown Alphabet Challenge: “Q” Tea
So I added a little too much milk to this one but it’s just a minty chamomile herbal tea. I like that there are some good herbs in this one like raspberry leaf and skullcap though. This was my only Q tea and it’s actually a family member’s herbal tea technically that they had forgotten about. I would assume based on the name that it’s a sleepytime type tea.
Flavors: Chamomile, Herbaceous, Medicinal, Mint
Making sure this wasn’t still in my cupboard(sipdown), I realized I hadn’t written a note yet. I don’t trust my flavor notes on this tea anyway, since it was from an ANCIENT teabox and in a flimsy sandwich bag. Just wanted to finish it, while also utilizing some vanilla creamer in the fridge. It’s good with creamer! Though probably not fresh enough to comment on anything else. i’m sure it was a good houjicha when it was fresh though!
2020 Sipdowns: 88
The leaves have a baked, nutty and woody smell that comes through into the brewed cup. It’s fairly tannic, with a bittersweet chocolate and muscatel finish and moderate level of astringency. This doesn’t taste like first flush Darjeeling.
Not sure what I think of it. It’s quite different from the kind of Darjeeling I’d pick out when reading tasting notes and smelling dry leaves before buying.
Flavors: Chocolate, Herbs, Muscatel, Nuts, Toasty, Wood
It’s been a while since anybody has left a review for this tisane! Seems like Mountain Rose Herbs has updated the game with some fair trade, kosher and organic certifications. Added some elderflowers to the mix, too.
Picked this up from the local co-op. I rarely drink rooibos but I do get a hankering a few times per year. 1 tsp to 8oz with boiling water is perfect for one glass. This tisane is pretty good, not too rooibos-y. Soft on the vanilla and smells and tastes like a cross between vanilla pipe tobacco and apple hookah tobacco. Thirst-quenching. Not much more to say. I’ll probably restock a small amount of this once per year.
I drink this mainly for balancing hormones and my Skin. Raspberry Leaf is a really great herb for women. I actually like the taste of this herbal tea quite a bit as well. It’s even better with a little milk and honey. Mountain Rose Herbs buying it in bulk is the cheapest I’ve found it. Occasionally I do also buy the Traditional Medicinal boxed tea bags of it though.
Flavors: Astringent, Earth, Herbaceous, Tannic
I tried this before w/ 2 1/2 heaping tsp and found it bland. This time I used 4 heaping tsp and think it’s much better. I added milk and honey. I mostly taste the chai spice and not the rooibos. I think the ginger dominates.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger
The flavor of the tea is similar to a soup broth that tastes of seaweed and popcorn. The rice adds a hot breakfast cereal flavor to the tea that adds depth to its body. It has a vegetal flavor but it’s very light and feels clean.A short brew time keeps the flavor light in crisp and a longer time brings out the astringency. This tea has a very distinct style. It’s very interesting to notice that there’s rice brewing alongside of my tea leaves. I find the idea very novel. I tried adding a splash of cream to a cup and it only became more interesting. This peaceful and inspiring tea would brighten up any sunny winter breakfast.
Flavors: Broth, Fishy, Malt, Popcorn, Seaweed, Vegetables
So this is definitely the best tasting of the medicine teas, which explains why I ended up drinking it the most. I can’t tell that it’s had much effect on my cold, but it’s not really marketed as cold tea, more like just a general immune boost when you’re feeling run down. At least it’s been an easy way to get down hot fluids.
So I wouldn’t say this tastes good, but it doesn’t taste bad. For a medicinal / health tea, it’s not hard to get down, and supposedly it’s great as an overall immune system boost. I just wouldn’t drink it recreationally.
Since I’m not sick at the moment, though, and just drank it to try the flavor, I can’t really tell whether it’s health benefits are as amazing as claimed.
Had this at a friend’s house. I think I will always want my vanilla teas to be more vanilla, and this was no exception, but the vanilla was present and the base was pretty decent. I’ve been pretty leery of Mountain Rose’s bases after I got a green tea from them that was so powerfully astringent it made my stomach hurt. But this base was not astringent at all, so that was a nice discovery.
This is nice, but I’m surprised the other reviewers found it so lemony (though looking at all the lemony ingredients that are listed, it certainly should be). All I can think of is that lemon balm often varies in how lemony or minty it tastes, and this must be a particularly minty batch. Because mint is the strongest note here. I taste lemon, but it’s just back-up to the mint.
I’m only disappointed because I was looking forward to a super-strong lemon tea. In and of itself, the flavors are good.
This sort of got forgotten in the back of the cupboard, but I remembered it today and decided to brew some up and try whatever magical healing powers goji berries are supposed to have (I heard they were one of the trending health crazes, but I never heard what they’re supposed to actually DO). Anyway, powers aside, this is tasting really good. Nutty, buttery, and sweet.
I decided to try steeping up some goji berries, because I really love David’s Goji Pop, but I find it pretty pricey considering how much tea you need to brew a cup.
The results are nothing like Goji Pop.
Where Goji Pop is sweet-tart and fruity, this is buttery, nutty, and sweet in a baked-goods kind of way.
And despite the berries being intensely red, the brew doesn’t come anywhere close to Goji Pop’s hot pink. It is a pale brown.
So I guess Goji Pop’s flavor and color mainly come for the other ingredients: apple, hibiscus blossoms, rosehips, honeydew melon.
While the goji berries taste nothing like what I was expecting, this is still really good, and it actually reminds me of one of David’s other herbals: Forever Nuts. I love butter and nuts, so I won’t have any trouble getting this down.
I was really craving a smoky tea this morning and decided to go with this unflavored version. My husband and I are heading out on a weekend trip today, so my brother and I decided to have some tea together before we hit the road. He had his favorite – Chroning from Gnat & Bee – while I went for this version. He downed his pretty fast, so I was left sipping on mine while I finished packing. I didn’t drink all of it but I enjoyed about half before we left. This is a good, solid favorite for me when I want a reliable smoky black tea.
I made the mistake of eating super spicy salsa and chips before drinking this so I’m not sure I tasted much. There was some smokiness, and it was a nice cup. Trying again for a second steep.
8 ounces water + 212 degrees + 7 minutes
A little watered down but not bad.
Flavors: Astringent, Smoke