For my birthday, my parents gave me a few tisanes from this local (to them) company, which primarily uses herbs grown in Rhode Island and Massachusetts by mostly immigrant farmers. The company says that many of their herbs go from “farm to cup in days,” which is neat!
This is a blend of chocolate mint and anise hyssop (although I couldn’t add the latter to the listing because it’s not an ingredient on Steepster). The herbs were chopped SO finely that there’s a lot of dust in my cup, even though I used a fairly fine mesh strainer in my teapot. Ah well — I can pretend to read my tea leaves when I’m done with my cuppa. :)
I’m familiar with anise hyssop as a native plant, but I’ve never had it in a tisane! It does indeed add a smidge of licorice/anise flavor to what’s otherwise a very fresh-tasting mint. I’m not sure I would’ve thought to combine those two flavors, but I dig it! There’s a nice round smoothness to this blend that I’m quite enjoying.
Flavors: Anise, Mint, Smooth