Swiss Alpine Herbs

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A sipdown! (M: 4, Y: 4)

I am keeping high pace of sipdowns to finish those last session worth teas. I had two pyramid sachets; first one I drank… long time ago and now the second one. To be honest, I just remember that vervain teas are just with nice herbaceous and slightly bitter flavours, but what they are good for? No idea. I haven’t done the research this time.

Anyway, after recommended 5 minutes steep I got green, like on the box, coloured drink, with a whiff of a bit stinky feet aroma. Luckily it isn’t too strong.

The flavour is, how I have been expecting, mostly herbaceous with some bitter aftertaste. Nothing much else and to write about.

No rating on purpose

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

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A sipdown! (M: 10, Y: 18) Prompt: A tea swap tea or gifted tea — a tea from my Swiss friend gifted for my birthday.

A little bit ironic indeed; as it is quite late for me (10 pm) and not a morning.

This tea also contains crimson beebalm (Monarda didyma), which should have flavour similar to bergamot. Let’s see. Anyway, steeped for 5 minutes in 300 ml mug.

Well, it tastes like one of many herbals I already have, but it is indeed interesting it is a bit citrusy (not sure about bergamot) though it doesn’t contain common lemon balm with similar flavour. It is also a bit rough and bitter, but that could be because 5 minutes steep (though it’ss recommended). Also it tastes a bit hoppy to me, but no hops in.

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

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This tea is a rare exception. I prepared it as a family pot tea.
My mother lighted up the candle in the living room, which is an exception itself. So, it’s a tea by candlelight prompt. And we were watching figure skating.

Another exception, it is actually a sipdown! (M: 5, Y: 5) as only few were actual sipdowns from those prompts so far and there will be another one tomorrow. I had two sachets and used both, in one session, but I will count that as a sipdown.

To the tea. Well, it contains three mints. Orange mint, apple mint and Moroccan mint. I have been expecting more menthol from it, actually it leans rather to into earthy and herbaceous taste, like there was lemon balm or some other well known herbs to me.

205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

Figure skating is so amazing to watch!

We are lighting our candle lanterns more often, as Ashman loves them and soon the days will longer and the glow less comforting in these dark days. Kudos on knocking out lots of prompts and a sipdown at once!

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A sipdown! (M: 18, Y: 18)
Why obviously sick people use public transport? To spread the germs?

Anyway, I haven’t slept much today (roughly 5 hours); draining day at work; and that public transport issue meant a few things. I am really tired and exhausted. Headache if I didn’t took the pill, so some extra healthy (full of vitamins) tea definitely wouldn’t hurt. And I need to finish a few teas as I bought 8 new Basilur teas today.

This one is quite pleasantly tart, somehow fruity. I don’t need to keep it in my cupboard, but not bad. Somehow generic, though.

205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

This seems to be a universal problem. Maybe people can’t take sick days? Maybe they just don’t care?


I know social and workplace policies are different in other parts of the world, so the reasons may be different as well, but in the States a big part of it is, yes, a lot of people can’t take sick days and also don’t have cars/can’t afford to take a cab.


But also that still sucks, for them and for you, and I’m sorry you had a rough day!

Martin Bednář

We have “sick leave” here, which means that doctor makes you stay at home. You get 60 per cent of average wage during those days, which can be critical for some, I assume.


Oh no, I hope you feel better soon.


Feel better soon Martin!

Martin Bednář

Thank you everyone. Feeling and working as intended and expected.

Tiffany :)

Yes, for me I live in the USA but do not get sick time so my very limited Paid Time Off has to be used for personal/holidays/sick/etc. and I only take public transit, so yeah, it is what it is.

Sorry you are not feeling well Martin!!

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I have a several those Swiss Alpine Herbs sachets from, guess who! Yes, from my Swiss friend. I received them for my birthday… so that’s half an year ago, but as they are only herbals, I don’t drink them. I had one while having Covid (that’s August 2022), but since then they are sitting in my herbals box.

As I have cough (which is nice improvement from all the previous issues), I decided to drink something which should be full of Vitamin C (but probably destroyed by hot water), and overall very herbal. Or it is a fruit tea? Or both? (Yes, this is a reference to )

It is actually quite tart, but not from hibiscus. It’s the sea buckthorn. And rosehip is actually quite mellow. I like this tea, it is mouth-coating and throat- as well. I need that right now.

Maybe I have been expecting more fruitier taste as it tastes a bit flat, but I don’t mind and hopefully this one will help me go through cough phase soon, or at least, make it more smooth.

205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML

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drank Alpine Fresh by Swiss Alpine Herbs
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A friend of mine, visiting town from Switzerland, brought me a box of this tisane. I guess all the herbs in it are Swiss? And organic? I mean, it says so, right on the package, in English (and also German and French), but it is foreign and so it would be so much more exotic if I could manage to be confused.

Anyway, it’s a nice herbal tea to drink at night in this alpine (DID YOU SEE WHAT I DID THERE?) weather we’ve been having which just won’t go away. It’s warming and comforting without trying to either wake me up or put me to sleep. The taste is sort of vaguely citrusy, but there is no actual citrus in it. Every time I drink it, I expect it to have mint in it, but of course it doesn’t and you would think I could figure that out already.

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O! I see wot u did thar!

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