Two new teas yesterday, and a handful of returning ones that I’ve listed below here…
Bravissimo (Major blast from the past!)
I don’t typically write fresh tasting notes for returning teas, but I have quite a few for all of these ones (except Reishi Recharge – just the one for that one, ’cause allergies) that you can search through if you want…
The collection is called the “Self Care” collection and yesterday was national “Self Care Day” so I understand the tie in and intention – but most of these teas are sort of cold and defence/sore throat/immunity type of blends so the timing seems a bit off in terms of them being “sick teas” because it’s not cold and flu season. I guess summer colds are a thing though (and it does suck to get one and not have a couple of go to sick teas on hand) so I suppose I get it…
Of the two new teas, this is the one I prefer the least – for some obvious reasons. I don’t drink a lot of green tea, and I’m not particularly fond of turmeric either. I did pick up a small amount of it for myself (maybe 15g) because I haven’t had the chance to try it while sick yet and I think that it might actually be really nice on the throat.
In terms of taste, I’d say this leans sweeter than you would typically expect from the standard cold and flu type of tea blend – and that makes sense to me, it’s inspired by those sweet and very coating throat lozenges. It’s a sweet lemon flavour, without really any “bite” or sourness to it, which is good because if you have a sore throat you really don’t want acidity or anything harsh like that, right? The honey is a little “fake tasting honey” to me, and quite strong but the sticky, lingering sweetness that coats your mouth and throat could definitely be a positive to some people – when I think about this blend versus, as an example, Throat Rescue, I definitely think the flavours of this one speak to me MUCH MORE than Throat Rescue which I just cannot drink because of all the licorice root. I do taste the stevia in here a little bit. Also a FAINT bit of earthiness from the small cut pieces of turmeric.
It’s not a blend that I would personally reach for just to drink casually, but I see elements in it that would appeal to me if I was sick. I’m curious to hear what other people think of it as well!
Also, it’s really pretty. Like, I know that the prettiness of the tea leaf does literally nothing in terms of making this a better self care/sick tea but that bright, pigmented yellow colour throughout is so appealing to me to look at!!
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