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Got this tea from Izzy. Thank you!
I would not rate “health” benefits, but just taste. It is tasting note afterall.

Brews quite light, yellow-green colour.
Actually, it is not bad. Ginger is not overpowering the citrus elements, so it is there, there is as well some sour notes from lemon, but certaainly orange peels is making it palatable.

This tasting note is super short, as I am awake for 32 hours with only small sleep breaks. I slept maybe two hours all at once. Need sleep, but can not feel asleep with daylight. D’oh

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML

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Thank you Izzy for tea bag to sample.
I took this, becasuse it should include green tea and I need something to wake up.

Weirdly I used boiling water (it was even recommended) and results are cloudy, somehow yellow brew with lots of dust.

I can’t smell cinnamon at all. Not even in taste. Ginger, black pepper and Fennel. Where is green tea? Some base is missing. It tastes like brew just from spices. At least it is warming up a bit. But taste is bleh.

Flavors: Fennel, Ginger, Spices

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML

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54

The third tea from this company I’ve tried, I can’t say it’s better or worse than the others as they all taste pretty similar. This was the most pleasant, but also the most bland. The herbs and spices mixed together so well that it was impossible to really give any a name without looking at the label. There’s no dominant flavour to pull through, apart from a little anise-sweetness that I detected in the last few sips.

It does smell good though, it reminds me of samosas. The colour is beautiful thanks to the saffron too.

I’d recommend it if you asked me about trying it… but I definitely wouldn’t bring it up in conversation. It’s really not that good.

https://www.immortalwordsmith.co.uk/ayurveda-pura-saffron-cardamom-delight-tea-review/

Flavors: Anise, Herbs, Spices

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML
Kittenna

The name certainly sounds appealing! Too bad the flavour didn’t match.

Izzy

Yep, I think this one could have been great with a little more attention paid to the ratio of ingredients. It’s too equally balanced, it just doesn’t pop.

LuckyMe

I find fresh ground saffron and cardamom taste the best in tea. Samsoas are yummy, not sure I would want my tea to taste like it though lol

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54

I’m wondering if maybe I did something wrong with this tea. It just doesn’t taste good at all. Yet this blend won a Great Taste Award in 2013, with judges saying:

“Lovely delicate liquor. Happy marriage of delicate flavours. Gentle and well blended. An apple note coming through, along with really well-managed flavours.”

I didn’t get any of that at all, it’s very bland and generic. I brewed as recommended and there was no flavour to this tea other than a hint of herb. The black pepper stung my tongue and the ginger actually made my eyes water. There’s no way I’m going to brew this for longer next time – even if the cinnamon, cloves and green tea are finally detectable, I think the pepper and ginger will kill me.

I’m disappointed :( I’ve now reviewed 2 out of the 4 teas from this company. The first was meh, this one was bleh. Really hoping the last 2 will save the day.

My scoring system for teas includes the quality of the ingredients, as it’s important to me that I’m drinking something real, organic or healthy, not artificial. That plus the dry aroma (which was actually alright) and my overall score has been bumped to about 50. The flavour score column is 1/10 though. If there was no flavour at all or it physically made me ill, I’d be giving it 0 for flavour.

I’ll finish the last of these tea bags with an unhealthy dose of honey, or maybe have a go at making a masala chai with them.

https://www.immortalwordsmith.co.uk/ayurveda-pura-cinnamon-ginger-spice-tea-review/

Flavors: Black Pepper, Ginger, Herbs

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML
Martin Bednář

If you don´t know what to do with it, you always can send them to me.
As for me of tea bag (the outer wrapping) collector, I bet I can find a solution for them :)

Izzy

That’s interesting, do the wrappings have to be in perfect condition for you to collect them? I’ve been hoarding mine, but the tops are ripped where I’ve taken out the tea bags. I can send you 2 tea bags (sealed in individual wrappers) for each of the flavours: Orange & Fennel Bliss, Cinnamon & Ginger Spice, Saffron & Cardamom Delight, Ginger & Lemon Zest. If you are interested :)

Martin Bednář

Izzy – they look better when they are perfect :) and certainly better for swaps :)
I made few years back an article how to open the foil bags, you can follow it every time and then send me an evelope full of empty tea bags.

https://colnect.com/cs/collectors/wiki/title=How_to_open_a_tea_bag

I will write you an e-mail (because messages are hit or miss here) later today or tomorrow.

Izzy

Awesome, thank you

Roswell Strange

Huh, that’s interesting @Martin and good to know! I’ve got a couple teas here that come in tea bags AND a box cutter just lying around – I’ll try following your guide and see if I can stockpile some tea bags to send you! I’d much rather send them to someone else than toss them out ^^

Martin Bednář

Roswell Strange – thank you. I have it in my bio, but apparently many people are still surprised how to open those foil wrappers. I guess I will try to update my bio with that article.

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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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