A cupboard staple! I don’t use tea for medicinal purposes but I love this tea when I’m feeling a bit stressed. Usually only iced unless it’s winter. It’s fresh and minty… a teeny bit savory? But I like it hehe.
Flavors: Lemongrass, Mint, Vegetal
“A cupboard staple! I don’t use tea for medicinal purposes but I love this tea when I’m feeling a bit stressed. Usually only iced unless it’s winter. It’s fresh and minty… a teeny bit savory? But I...” Read full tasting note
“From a TTB. This is about what you’d expect from a tea like this. I taste some mint that’s not the freshest or most delicious, but it’s okay cold. There are a bunch of other ingredients that...” Read full tasting note
“Headache Halo has a lot of ingredients but none of them are overpowering, which is often what makes a tea stand out as one I love or hate. That’s probably why although I’d tried it at my sister’s...” Read full tasting note
“Advent Calendar from Kaylee: Day 14 Decided to try this as an iced tea because I wasn’t really into a hot herbal blend. I don’t know that I’ve ever had an iced rooibos, actually, but I don’t mind...” Read full tasting note
Smooth, creamy and cooling, with a light herbal note.
Help calm a headache the natural way. This heavenly caffeine-free rooibos features soothing willow bark, comforting passionflower, cooling nana mint and relaxing lavender. The result? A smooth, fresh and creamy infusion designed to help melt away tension and ease the mind – morning, noon and night.
Rooibos, Nana mint, Lemongrass, Willow bark, Nettle leaves, Lavender, Passionflower, Vervain leaves, Rose petals, Mallow blossoms.
DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.
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Headache Halo has a lot of ingredients but none of them are overpowering, which is often what makes a tea stand out as one I love or hate. That’s probably why although I’d tried it at my sister’s house before I bought it, I couldn’t remember what it tasted like (though I knew I’d remember if I didn’t like it).
It’s a pleasant, neutral tasting herbal tea that I would probably buy again.
Advent Calendar from Kaylee: Day 14
Decided to try this as an iced tea because I wasn’t really into a hot herbal blend. I don’t know that I’ve ever had an iced rooibos, actually, but I don’t mind it. It seems like the medicinal quality of the rooibos gets tempered a bit. I’m mostly tasting mint and lemongrass, and it’s pretty nice. Not sure where the lavender and rose are going but I don’t miss them in this instance.
Very cooling and refreshing.
Flavors: Lemongrass, Mint, Spearmint
H is for … Headache Halo (Ode to Tea)
I just have to start by saying I am actually obsessed with this Rooibos blend from DavidsTea. It’s probably my favorite rooibos blend they have created. It’s perfect for this nights when I have a mild tension headache or just when I need a nice cup to help me fall asleep. Tonight is the second of the two, I knew when I had to drink I blend that started with H this would be the perfect would to save for the end of the night!!
Flavors: Lavender, Mint, Rooibos
My partner decided we needed to place a DavidsTea order because we were out of Caribbean Crush, and it’s his favorite to cold brew. This came as a sample with the order (yay for samples from DT again!). This isn’t something I would have ordered, because of the rooibos. But, I had a slight headache developing so decided to try it. Added a bit of honey.
No rooibos taste at all luckily. It tastes like a pretty generic mint/sleepytime tea, but it does seem to be helping my headache.
Another new tea – not part of the Chai collection, but something slipped onto the tea wall today during the Autumn/Winter seasonal switchover, meaning it’ll be around for at least the next six months…
I’m generally pretty skeptical of “Wellness Blends” but this is meant for headaches and that’s something that I do think there are herbal remedies for that are fairly legit. Of course, I’m not saying this tea is some miracle cure for headaches – I’d never say that, it’s just not something I believe. However, I get headaches a lot – generally from looking at the light from my laptop for extended periods of time, and also from subconsciously clenching my teeth. So, over the last few months I have been drinking this tea whenever I’ve had a headache and I do find it helps me – doesn’t really get rid of the headache, but definitely tempers it a lot. Ironically, given the name, I actually find I get the same relief that I get from using the Peppermint Halo roller from Sage (and I am a FREQUENT user of Sage’s Peppermint Halo). It’s helpful for me – and something I might add to my sick tea stash, along with Cold 911 and Honey Drop. Of course, that’s just a personal experience and I know it’s different for everyone – I think, for me, it’s the combo of mint and willowbark that helps me out, but I’m not totally sure.
As for the taste…?
Well, I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it either. I find the taste of the nana mint in the blend really intense/strong and it has that weird licorice-y sweetness that really coats my whole mouth and lingers for an excessively long time. It reminds me A LOT of Throat Rescue in terms of taste, though I do actually like this better than Throat Rescue. This is licorice from the nana mint, but Throat Rescue has that quality on top of ACTUALLY having licorice root in it. I think it helps that I find Headache Halow also had a bit of a creaminess to it, and a hint of lavender to break up that intense nana mint and make it a bit smoother tasting to me. It’s very herbaceous/minty overall though…
I’m curious to see if people like it – I know I was surprised by it, though I like in conceptually a lot. This is one of those very, very rare cases where I might actually buy a tea for function over flavour – and I really don’t say that often, or lightly.
Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts and feelings regarding the teas, and not the company’s.