From TTB 2019/2020.
I love that there are a few herbs in the box that aren’t mixed into blends. I’ve been pulling out my herb books and doing some searching online tonight to learn more about the properties of the herbs included. The first one I’m trying is the red clover. Teavivre no longer has this listed on their website so I looked in a few other places to learn more about red clover blossoms and how to steep them.
The Herbal Academy has a good write-up here – https://theherbalacademy.com/red-clover-tea/ – that gives some info on how to make a red clover tea from dried blossoms. I used their recommendations to steep my cup tonight. It seemed a good tisane to try since they mention that red clover has mild sedative properties. It’s also good for arthritis and inflammation, both of which I’m irritated by tonight, so why not have a cup?
After steeping, it is so much darker than I expected! I really thought it would be very light in color and in flavor but it’s neither. The taste is a little bitter, but also grassy with a distinct honey note. Aside from the bitterness, which may have been due to my long steep, it’s quite tasty! It’s far from the worst herb I’ve tasted, and I really think it might do well mixed in a blend.
Flavors: Bitter, Dry Grass, Drying, Dust, Honey