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An acquired taste with a lot of health benefits much like the dandelion itself. It’s more of a fix it to your taste kind of thing. The liquor is a beautifully golden brown color. It smells like a dandelion flower vegetal fragrant floral bitter. It tastes nutty with a very slight grassy taste. It has a back taste of coffee almost. I didn’t brew it for 10-15 minutes like it said I think that would make it to bitter.

Flavors: Coffee, Dandelion, Earth, Nutty, Plant Stems, Plants

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Oh man. I realize that there are teas that taste bad but are worth drinking for their health benefits but… no. Just no. I don’t care how bad I need “hormonal balance” for migraines or what other women’s health shenanigans this raspberry leaf will probably help me with, this stuff tastes Nasty. Yes, with a capital N.

Now, to be fair, I can actually swallow it, which is more than I can say for another women’s tea blend I had in the past that had alfalfa in it, which was so bad that I gagged on it and had to promptly throw it in the garbage. There is a slight sweetness to this, and even some very subtle berry-like notes, but the dominant flavor is this really unpleasant grassy taste. Not a nice, vegetative, green tea sort of grassiness, but like I’ve actually just steeped a cup of lawn clippings. Blech.

I could certainly finish this cup if I felt inclined, and if I really did want to get the benefits of raspberry leaf for women’s health, there are certainly worse options out there (PTSD flashbacks to that alfalfa tea…) But I have this lovely blend, Raspberry Limeade by Nil Organic Tea, that uses whole loose raspberry leaf where it is mixed with lime extract, raspberry flavor, and hibiscus, among other things, and they’ve masked most of that unpleasant leafy taste and turned it into a refreshing summer punch flavor. Now that is the sort of way I’d rather take my raspberry leaf! Give me the whole “spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down” approach.

…Does it count as a sipdown if I toss the box of this I was gifted into the trash? (shifty eyes)

Flavors: Berry, Cut grass, Hay, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
Lexie Aleah

I felt the same about this one. It reminded me too much of Milk Thistle tea bleh. I usually actually like a lot of medicinal teas but this one was undrinkable for me.

Mastress Alita

Oh man, there is a tea out there as bad as this one?! I am definitely putting Milk Thistle on my “avoid at all costs” list then…

I think for me I can handle unsavory-yet-healthful herbals as long as they are blended with other things to make them more palatable. I was one of those kids that would gag on liquid medicine and took pills and capsules at an age that doctors thought was impossible because it was the only way I could get the stuff down, because the taste of syrupy medicines was just too terrible for me. As long as the herbs are mixed together to taste somewhat pleasant I’m okay, but plain like this I think it harkens me back to those days.

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opens the box of tea and yawns

First sip: it has a soft and sweet aftertaste.
Later: Very relaxing and likable. It’s tasty.
I like this tea because I feel like going to sleep now!
Thank You Christ Jesus, my Lord and Savior for this amazing tea. Thank You for helping me select and pick the right teas all the time!!!

Flavors: Herbs, Tea

Preparation
8 min or more

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This is one of my favorite teas that I could drink all day. It’s very soothing so it’s a great relaxation or bedtime tea. It’s known to help with joint pain and period cramps. Though in order for it to be effective in healing an ailment it’s recommended to drink 3+ cups a day which could get quite expensive if your buying tea bags. This is definitely something you could grow and make your own tea out of if you wanted to. I first tried this tea at my herbal instructors home, she recommended it for me to help with my iron levels and sent me home with a handout of all the uses.

Brewing: I always brew this tea the same, using boiling water and steeping for 10+ minutes.

Actual Tasting Notes:
Very Rich, sweet medicinal flavor. The base of the tea tastes of sweet hay, with notes of spinach, and minerals which just adds to the complex richness of this tea. To many those flavors might not sound appealing but this tea is definitely worth a try.
It pairs nicely with milk and requires no sweetening. I actually think sweetening this tea would ruin it and make it very cloying.
I think this tea especially appeals to those who really enjoy chamomile tea.

Flavors: Creamy, Hay, Mineral, Spinach

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 8 OZ / 236 ML

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98

God Almighty is so kind to me (and to all of us, reading).

This tea has wonderful properties due to both lemon balm and caraway.
I enjoy drinking this tea because of its earthy taste.

“And it happened that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and dysentery. Paul went in to him and prayed, and he laid his hands on him and healed him” (Acts 27:22).
This is a reminder to all of us, that our Lord Jesus Christ is a Healer! He helps us. :) Ask Him to come into your heart, and He’ll be right there already awaiting you. Amen!
Thank you for reading. Have a good rest of the day.

Flavors: Lemon

Preparation
8 min or more

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100

Glory all be to God!!!
I had prayed to the Father, please lead me to the right tea-pick.
And, so God showed me this brand.
I was left with the only choice to buy it and see.
I found out that this tea has properties exactly for my need:

“The health benefits of hibiscus tea also include relief from cramps and menstrual pain. It helps in restoring hormone balance as well, which can reduce other symptoms of menstruation like mood swings, depression, and overeating.”
Thank God!!! :)

This tea is not very tart compared to another hibiscus tea I have tried because of the Rose Hips. Hope you enjoy steeping! God bless your beautiful soul and may you be given peace by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! :) He is soon coming!

Flavors: Rosehips

Preparation
8 min or more

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99

One of my favorites when sick

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I tried this tea from the Traditional Medicinals Seasonal Sampler package which comes with various other tea samples.
I personally enjoy drinking this tea, because of its sweet taste. It is relaxing and rich in bold flavor. There is a soothing effect from drinking and sort of wanting to go back to taste for more after each sip. I am thankful that God has shown me this tea because now, I can write to you: please try this! It can help you. I recommend that you taste this tea and see for yourself. I pray that God keeps you healthy always , for He is Powerful and All – Wise! Amen in Jesus precious name.
Thanks for reading.
Have a good day.

Flavors: Licorice, Sweet

Preparation
8 min or more

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73

Last tea bag in the box so it’s a Sipdown.
(tasting notes after Rant):
So I seem to really enjoy licorice flavored teas if they are blended with a bunch of other spices. Another one of my favorites is Stash’s Licorice Spice tea. Unfortunately licorice can be very overpowering and for some stupid reason it’s added to fruit teas etc. and you can only taste the licorice. They also do this with lemongrass and hibiscus.
Tasting Notes: the dry teabag smells very sweet, like licorice and fennel.
The flavor is the same as the smell of the dry tea bag when brewed. This tea is great when you sick and great when your not, it’s definitely not for everyone though.

Flavors: Anise, Licorice, Spices, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 10 OZ / 295 ML

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Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 6 OZ / 177 ML

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97

Being a Singer, of the Classical Arts this Tea is literally MAGIC! The tea has an instant effect, almost as if one could “feel” the coating advertised as per the name of the product. The beautiful combination of Licorice Root & Fennel bring about an unusual but amazing taste with instant relaxing effects. If you tire your voice/throat often or simply want to show your throat some love!. This is the tea for you!

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Quite like this one. I’ve never encountered a tisane that tasted so close to regular black tea. I’m a fan of foods that only have one ingredient, so that’s a plus too.

It does taste a little fruity (shocking), green, and woodsy. I read somewhere that this is what the American colonists drank while protesting the British Tea Tax. They called it “Liberty Tea.” I also found out that raspberries are only native to North America and Asia Minor, so I wound up feeling pretty patriotic while drinking this down.

I’m supposed to drink three cups of this a day to reap the health benefits. I’ve been averaging about two since I bought the box. I think it’s helping maybe slightly? Could just be a placebo effect.

If nothing else, it’s definitely a good stand-in for black tea when I’m craving it at 2:00 PM but really shouldn’t be consuming caffeine.

Flavors: Fruity, Green, Wood

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A very sublime tisane – extremely relaxing. I grow my own spearmint spring-fall outside in my backgarden, but it is nice to have an alternative source for a good cup. I prefer spearmint over other kinds of mint (although I like and grow other kinds of mint too). I have drank this while sick, and also it is one of my top 3 favorite bedtime relaxation tisanes ( the others are chamomile lavender & nighty night valerian – both also from Traditional Medicinals). Once you start steeping it puts out a wonderful aroma that fills a whole room! It is sweet and crisp – and feels nice and cool on the throat. Just wonderful. Organic and fair trade. Steeped for 10 minutes in boiling water. Drank plain.

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This Organic Weightless Cranberry tea is what I always use right after my period or during times of extreme inflammation (or when I’ve had too much IV fluid after a surgery) to eliminate water weight. For use by women and men.

Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding, have a kidney disease, are under 12, or are dehydrated (as per instructions on box). The description this tea (created by another user) needs to be updated but I cannot do that until my acct is a month old, so here are the updated ingredients until I can edit it : organic fennel fruit, organic red clover, organic uva ursi leaf, organic parsley leaf, organic cleavers herb, organic hibiscus flower, organic roasted chicory root, organic cranberry fruit, organic stevia leaf. As per box instructions I use just boiled water and steep 10-15 mins, drinking 3 cups a day for 2-3 days. If you are trying to lose weight in general this tea is not for you, it is only meant to be used for relief of temporary water weight bloat.

The flavor of this tea is pleasant. The cranberry and hibiscus are the strongest tastes, giving a pleasantly tart fruit flavor. This taste intermingles with the anise flavor from the fennel, and the sweetness of the stevia to create a delicious cuppa that you will want to drink more often that you should haha. But is best to only drink it when you need to as per box instructions, as these herbs are very potent. The tea is ruby red in color and is very pretty to look at. A mainstay in my cupboard.

Preparation
1 g 6 OZ / 177 ML

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Extremely relaxing! The chamomile and lavender are equally balanced to create a delicate floral treat. The lemon balm is in the background. I am a big lavender fan and was worried this tea would be too weak since it is bagged -but it is incredible! Traditional Medicinals never seems to let me down!! Trouble dragging ratings on tablet – I steep it 10 mins or more, with just boiled water. I’ m kinda miffed that chamomile is not an option to add to the noticed flavors box.

Flavors: Lavender

Preparation
8 OZ / 236 ML

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Red raspberry leaves are well- known to have medicinal value during a woman’s menstruation to help ease cramping . I use this tea all throughout my period, and it is a life-saver. Been using this for years. Flavor is similar to black tea.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 6 OZ / 177 ML

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Pros: The taste here isn’t so cloying as the Throat Coat. It just has a general herbal medicine taste.

Cons: It’s pretty obvious that Throat Coat soothes throats, at least temporarily. I never noticed any effect from this one. Didn’t do anything for my congestion.

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Blech, so sweet. Way too much licorice root in this tea, at least flavor-wise. I don’t know if licorice root has a medicinal value?. Of course no one is drinking this for the taste anyway. It definitely took some of the pain out of my sore throat.

It didn’t fend off my cold, but points for effective symptom relief.

Fjellrev

Hope you’ll feel better soon!

Tamarindel

Thank you! I am definitely on the mend — I don’t have that dragging feeling of doom that came over me when the cold was in full swing — there’s just a little lingering congestion now, but I am kind of a wimp about colds. Just not used to being sick.

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56

relaxing

Flavors: Cinnamon, Skullcap

Preparation
155 °F / 68 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp

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75

The taste doesn’t move me much one way or the other, but this does seem to be a great tea for insomnia. I try a lot of “sleep/relaxation” teas, and this is one of the most effective I’ve tried. It was even recommended to me by my acupuncturist, who’s really experienced with all types of herbal remedies. I’ll be buying this regularly as a sleep aid.

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The licorice root is too strong for my liking. It pretty much overwhelmed all the other flavors, although I did steep it quite a while and it tends to get stronger over time.

Kristal

I found the same thing with this tea. Personally I’d rather drink straight echinacea tea and use throat lozenges as needed.

rosebudmelissa

I agree. I just tried straight Echinacea for the first time and I quite liked it.

Kristal

At the first sign of a cold I start chugging!

rosebudmelissa

Sounds like a good strategy. I’ve been alternating it with peppermint and Lemon Ginger. It definitely seems to be helpful for me.

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