35 Tasting Notes
This tea apparently doesn’t exist. I’m pretty sure my mom got me this at Lidl. It doesn’t have a brand on it but it says distributed by Lidl on the back.
In addition to the ingredients already listed it has tilia flowers and orange blossoms.
These days my teas can pretty much be divided into two camps : those called “After Dinner” and their close relatives, the “Good Night” teas.
This tea is kind of unusual for a night time tea in that it doesn’t have lavender or tulsi. Chamomile and spearmint are two of my favorites but lemongrass is not at all.
For some reason the combination of flavors makes me think of licorice. The scent is licorice-y but fortunately it lacks the weird throat tingle licorice gives me.
I feel like the formulation of this tea is pretty unique. Chamomile is obviously used for relaxation, spearmint is good for digestion, hawthorn berries and tilia flowers are both supposed to have sedative qualities.
Overall I like it and I’ve been drinking it before bed. I’d describe the flavor as 33% chamomile, 25% spearmint and then the remainder as “lemongrass but maybe a little bit more herbal than that because I don’t know what those other ingredients taste like individually”. It’s less floral and medicinal tasting than some of the other night time teas I have in my arsenal right now
Wow the reviews on this tea are brutal! It’s not the tea’s fault!
The bag, fresh out of the box, smells like a McDonald’s apple turnover (that’s a good thing) but only because you haven’t gotten to the hibiscus yet. Hibiscus in a Christmas tea? Yes! And it turns it a festive red color!
It’s appley! It’s kinda cinnamony! The hibiscus adds some bitterness so it’s not too sweet!
I tried it iced at ashmanra’s and it was even more appley! It didn’t have sugar but I’d bet it’d be delightful. I’m going to try making a pitcher of it iced with some sugar.
I liked it :-P
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Hibiscus
Another favorite grocery store brand of mine in the UK is Pukka. I grabbed this one on our latest trip while we were at Tesco because I needed a warm minty beverage while I froze in the damp of Ireland. I like Ireland, but it is cold and damp and you need lots of blankets and socks and hot beverages.
This is peppermint, spearmint and fieldmint. I feel like we don’t really use fieldmint in the US? But it wasn’t anything much out of the ordinary. This is a nice sweet minty tea. I drank a box and a half in 2 weeks and brought a box back with me too.
I was just making myself a pot of this and as I was digging around in the bag with my teaspoon I uncovered an enormous vanilla bean pod. Must be why I missed the flavor the first time! I left the pod in the bag but even so this pot is veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeery vanilla-y!
So I ran out of my Stash White Christmas and then I also ran out of my Red Leaf White Matcha so when I was at Target today I grabbed a box of this.
It’s pretty good in a pinch, not a lot to it since white tea doesn’t have a lot going on. It’s maybe a little bit floral. There’s no astringency or tartness. I steeped at 176F and I’m too lazy to remove the bag.
I think I’m going to steep it in with one of my Clipper After Dinner Mints next time so it’ll be minty.
UPDATE: I am obsessed with this tea. After the first box I learned to ignore the fennel and actually it’s a nice and fresh mint balance now. I noticed after my last review there’s gingerroot listed on the ingredients too. It’s really nice after dinner, especially if you overate.
Sorry for doubting you, Clipper. I now have to go to Target on my way home from work because I just finished my second box.