Would ya believe I actually went on a hunt for this tea? I’ve enjoyed other Yogi brand teas I’ve bought before, so I went to their website to read the ingredients of various blends and see if I could find one to suit my current situation, which is that I need some herbal teas to drink late at night to help me relax without the caffeine. I also only have one herbal tea right now, another Yogi brand, and just get a little tired of drinking the same one every night, so I wanted to find another. I wanted to find something that wasn’t fruity, minty, or spicy, so that was a challenge aside from just going with the boring old one-ingredient herbal teas.
Well, enough with the anecdotes and on to the review. This tea is pretty unique compared to other herbal teas I’ve tried. The aroma of the dry bag is definitely strongly of lavender and sage. It’s a really refreshing and cool aroma. The tea tastes savory and sweet, with sage and lavender being the predominant flavors, and in fact, I would say the sage is a little bit stronger than the lavender. The aroma and flavor almost suggest pine a bit. The taste isn’t woody like I might expect from a tea like this, and there are some really light smoky hints that I attribute to the chrysanthemum flowers in it. The tea is also very sweet from the stevia leaf in it. Well, I say very sweet from the point of view of someone who very rarely ever sweetens his tea.
All in all, I think this is a really relaxing tea. It really gives me thoughts of a forest lush with trees. I’m also reminded of the clean smell of cold winter air.
There seem to be three types of herbal tea blends that are really common on the market… fruit or dessert flavored ones, minty ones like those with mint or tulsi, and spicy ones that have ingredients like ginger, clove, pepper, and chai spices. I was looking for something that didn’t fall into any of those categories, and I’ve definitely found it with this. It’s not the best herbal tea I’ve had. I’m not overjoyed by it, but I do find it unique and really refreshing, so I think it will find a good niche in my humble stock of herbal teas.
Flavors: Lavender, Pine, Sage, Smoke, Sweet