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This tasted like medicine. A bit of a savory bitterness combined with a slight ginger burn that is being overshadowed by sweet. Not as bad as I expected but definitely not something I would reach for again. I wonder what in my SipsBy profile said this would be something I’d like?

Check out my full review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2018/07/18/organic-turmeric-with-meadowsweet-ginger-from-traditional-medicinals/

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60

I’m not far enough into my cup to assess whether this tea will have the desired effect, but I like the taste. I find it to be very smooth and mild—it goes down easy. I just left my teabag in my cup since it calls for a 10-15 minute steep. I’m about at that point and it still tastes nice to me. And maybe it is actually making me sleepy already, because I find that I’m out of thoughts on this one! I might try again tomorrow night earlier in the evening to see if it has a similar effect or if I’m just getting tired because it’s late. :)

Flavors: Mint, Smooth

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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96

It doesn’t taste like much, other than a mild grassy flavor and even milder mint. I drink it every night though because it really does relax me.

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84

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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5

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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95

Preparation: 8 Oz boiling water one tea bag steeped for 15 minutes.
A cup of one of my faves. Yum! Just bought some more of this today and had to make a cup immediately of it. Very rich as always. No additions.

Flavors: Creamy, Mineral, Spinach

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 8 OZ / 236 ML

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95

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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84

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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80

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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