I was going to start a new profile for Tazo Calm in the sachet, since it is so much better than the filter bags, but then I figured: why bother? It’s being discontinued! In fact, it has already disappeared from the Starbucks stores, soon to be replaced by God knows what from Teavana. Do they even have a chamomile blend? Or anything approaching this:
Chamomile flowers, blackberry leaves, lemongrass, rose petals, spearmint leaves, lemon balm leaf, hibiscus flowers, lavender flowers, marigold flowers
Those are the ingredients for the sachet, not the filter bag. Note the absence of chunks o’ food (ubiquitous in the Teavana herbal blends…).
Well, I’ll enjoy my remaining sachets of Calm as I did last night. The array of petals is quite beautiful, and the taste is satisfying and calming. There is just a touch of lavender and more chamomile than lemon grass, so I do like this blend. It’s too bad that the marketing of Tazo teas was handled so egregiously by its new overlord. Mistakes were made—to put it mildly. Another casualty in the the corporate conglomeratization of the world.
My rating for the sachet: 75. My rating for the filter bag in the light envelope: 52.