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I did not drink this for the supposed health benefits. I admit I didn’t pay much attention to the smell and taste since I drank this as I was lying in bed in the dark. It was medicinal tasting but not terrible. The main notes I can recall are earthy chicory and dandelion root overridden by a tart lemony-berry high note and a finish of licorice root, sweet but not sickeningly so. Some texture was present and appreciated.
This tea isn’t for the faint of heart when it comes to lavender. The contents smell very fresh with the lavender dominating.
I’ve prepared this a multitude of ways.
Following the recommended parameters of 2 bags to a mug, boiling water, steeped for 10-15 minutes, It’s weirdly thick and stewy. I don’t like cooked flowers. Even with 1 bag and brewed for a shorter amount of time (between 2 and 5 minutes), I couldn’t really enjoy it. I did find it tastier when brewed in glass over ceramic for whatever reason.
By far the best preparation has been cold-brewed with 2 bags to a liter of water overnight in the fridge. The taste is just right, cool, clean and light with neither flavor dominating. There is also a little bit of bitterness and sweetness which makes the brew less one-dimensional than when hot. I’m not sure I can taste the lemon balm besides as part of a lightly citric aftertaste that is partnered with some sweetness and lavender. I could see myself sipping this while sitting on a porch on a sticky summer night with the crickets and tree frogs chirping away.
The Tea Formerly Known as Eater’s Digest.
I like it. Mostly peppermint tasting with none of that stewed leaf/straw flavor. I’m getting a backing of woody cinnamon that’s perfectly balanced with the mint. It’s not like those shitty hard candies that are mix of mint and cinnamon. Got a little bit of licorice sweetness and a hint of ginger. Idk, I’ve kind of always enjoyed a mug of Eater’s Digest after a big Greek dinner with the fam but it’s not something I’d keep at home for whatever reason.
Traditional Medicinals’ HQ is in Sebastopol, pretty close to my current location. Cool town. Guayakí yerba mate is also headquartered there. And there’s a neat witchcraft shop tucked away somewhere.
I had been reflecting on the concept of Ichigo Ichie and trying to relate it to my tea drinking practices, so when I was becoming overwhelmed with studying I decided to take a moment for a cup. I selected peppermint because I knew it would help alleviate tension in my body and help refresh me to continue with my studies.
I boiled the water and let it cool while I selected my mug: a handmade and glazed purple and blue clay cup. I poured the water over the packet and let it steep for a couple minutes before indulging. The flavor is very strong, but not overwhelming, from the first sip. The main not was a refreshing and almost sweet peppermint. It was lovely how the flavor lingered without becoming overpowering with each sip.
Flavors: Herbs, Peppermint, Sweet
Thanks for the share VariaTEA!
Turmeric is kind of weird ingredient for me – I seem to really enjoy it in very mild amounts, but if it’s even a little heavy handed it’s too much for me. I don’t handle spice very well. Ginger is also not a favourite of mine. So, I was already worried before evening opening up the teabag and then when I actually did I was smacked with so much ginger and turmeric that I sneezed three times.
However, now that I’m actually sipping on the tea? Yeah, it’s not so bad. I mean it isn’t really GOOD either – but I don’t feel like I’m being assaulted by either the ginger or the turmeric. In fact, I think this is rather floral tasting with more of a warming ginger/turmeric “hint” in the finish. It’s a little surprising, actually.
Glad to have finished off another tea, though.
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/
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
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
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
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 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
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
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.
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!
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
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