68

Ok, so I’ve given this tea a mildly good score, as it was certainly had a drinkable flavour and I’m going to finish the pack I have (because I can’t stand throwing away tea or creating waste) but it’s not special. If someone came to me asking to recommend a tea blend that contained fennel and orange, I’d probably help them research and find a new tea rather than recommend this one.

It lacks… something.

The fennel and anise are subtle and balanced but they’re not outstanding. The orange is barely detectable too. It’s a nice flavour that you can drink easily. Like drinking a glass of water, to be honest. So, why spend money on it?

I can definitely say that this herbal tea calmed me, but other than that there’s really nothing to report. I wrote up a longer review, like usual, but by the end I was struggling to think of anything to say. I researched a little into how this tea is used as part of the medical Ayurveda traditions, but that’s not why I purchased the tea, I just thought it sounded like a great flavour combination and the price was low enough that I thought “what the hell, just go for it.”

The main reason for the positive tea score is the quality of ingredients, misleading aroma (it really does smell quite delicious), the calming effects and drink-ability. It’s just missing something to make it stand out.

Of course, it’s just my opinion. I’m hoping someone else will come along and find this tea delightful.

Full review: https://www.immortalwordsmith.co.uk/ayurveda-pura-orange-fennel-bliss-tea-review/

Flavors: Anise, Fennel, Spices

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML
Hanna Clutterbuck-Cook

Do you think it might be better iced than hot? I’ve sometimes found that fruit flavors do better when cold-brewed.

Izzy

Sounds like a great idea. If it was you, how would you cold brew it? I don’t have any experience cold brewing herbal teas, so I’m not sure about water/tea ratios and timing

Martin Bednář

The wrappers are so pretty! I can not imagine a fennel with fruits though.

Mastress Alita

I’m not sure how I’d feel about fennel cold brewed, but then again, I’ve never tried it. When I’m cold brewing tea, I use the same amount of leaf as I’d use brewing it hot (water is water). I don’t use teabags very often since I like being able to measure/weigh my leaf, but I find with bagged grocery store teas, I tend to prefer “two bags to a cup” as my standard for most herbals (most bagged herbals I’ve tried have tasted so weak otherwise, I think it’s because they grind them to a pulp), so if I was going to cold brew one, I’d use the same ratio. I tend to make my iced teas a quart at a time (4 cups) so then I’d be using 8 teabags. (Looseleaf is a different matter, it isn’t crushed to a pulp and is rather chunky and heavy so I usually use 4 heaping teaspoons, then add 1-2 extra depending on the size/bulk of the herbal I’m dealing with, like if it’s a heavy fruit blend. If it’s mostly leaf/herbs usually the four heaping teaspoons does me good for the cold brew. I quite like minty herbals and hibiscus/rosehip fruit herbals as cold brews!)

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Hanna Clutterbuck-Cook

Do you think it might be better iced than hot? I’ve sometimes found that fruit flavors do better when cold-brewed.

Izzy

Sounds like a great idea. If it was you, how would you cold brew it? I don’t have any experience cold brewing herbal teas, so I’m not sure about water/tea ratios and timing

Martin Bednář

The wrappers are so pretty! I can not imagine a fennel with fruits though.

Mastress Alita

I’m not sure how I’d feel about fennel cold brewed, but then again, I’ve never tried it. When I’m cold brewing tea, I use the same amount of leaf as I’d use brewing it hot (water is water). I don’t use teabags very often since I like being able to measure/weigh my leaf, but I find with bagged grocery store teas, I tend to prefer “two bags to a cup” as my standard for most herbals (most bagged herbals I’ve tried have tasted so weak otherwise, I think it’s because they grind them to a pulp), so if I was going to cold brew one, I’d use the same ratio. I tend to make my iced teas a quart at a time (4 cups) so then I’d be using 8 teabags. (Looseleaf is a different matter, it isn’t crushed to a pulp and is rather chunky and heavy so I usually use 4 heaping teaspoons, then add 1-2 extra depending on the size/bulk of the herbal I’m dealing with, like if it’s a heavy fruit blend. If it’s mostly leaf/herbs usually the four heaping teaspoons does me good for the cold brew. I quite like minty herbals and hibiscus/rosehip fruit herbals as cold brews!)

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A British tea lover with the crazy idea that she can review every possible tea. Ever. Check out my blog to see my progress so far…

My all-time favourite tea brands that I go back to for a cup of comfort:
Clippers
Whittard of Chelsea
English Tea Shop

I rate teas on a spreadsheet, giving marks out of 10 for:
Condition of the tea leaves/ingredients,
Quality of ingredients (e.g. artificial flavours or freshly dried fruit?),
Dry aroma,
Wet aroma,
Flavour,
Texture,
Sensation (how does it make me feel?),
and Colour.
Then, with a little head scratching, I do the math and work out the score out of 100.

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