I should do a proper review of each, but I’m buying a house, and I’m running out of patience to copy and paste from 7-8 tabs. So I’ll do a break down of each tea in order. Some I have much more to say than others. I’ll list ingredients when I can, and I’ll do it in order of chakra.
Audacious Root Chakra
Ingredients: Roasted Chicory Root, Saigon Cinnamon, Maca, Eleuthero Root Ginseng, Carob, Dandelion Root, Burdock Root, Extracts of Macadamia, Hazelnut, and Almond.
I only had this once western so far, and it’s one that needs some cream and sugar to umph it up. It’s definitely blended like a coffee alternative tea, and I really like the macademia extract in the flavoring, but it’s kinda weak. It’s nice that it is not overspiced, but it’s sold as a Mexican Hot Chocolate type of alternative profile. Otherwise, it gets overpowered by the carob and herbs making a dirt taste on its own. With cream and sugar, it’s a soothing tea. I think I’ll need more of the tisane materials in the next cup.
Ingredients: Black Tea, Orange Peel, Hibiscus, Rosehip, Marigold, Orange essential oil and Bergamot Essential Oil
This is a black tea that I might have already written about. It’s extremely similar to constant comment. The bergamot is not as noticeable as the orange, but it’s got a light acidity with a black tea that really doesn’t get to bitter. I like this one straight or with sugar, but it can work with a splash of cream. Otherwise, it’s pretty smooth yet straightforward and unassuming.
Salutation Solar Plexus Tea.
Ingredients: Green Tea, Ginger, Dried Pineapple, Lemongrass, Orange Peel, Turmeric Root, Pineapple Extract
This was an easy one to like for me. I’m a sucker for pineapple flavors done right, and I like the ginger used in the combo. The flavor is also very straightforward. Ginger tends to dominate, but the Pineapple and lemongrass are good combos. The orange peel can be a little bit distracting despite giving the tea more zest. Either way, it’s meant as a stomach soother and incidentally doubles as a throat soother. It’s great with honey, and warming and sweet on its own. My mom kept on coming back to this one, and this is an easy 80. The leaves are a bit hard to clean up, and that’s the only complaint. It rebrews nicely.
I’m cheating on this one-I already wrote several reviews on it. It’s unusual for a vanilla green tea that almost gives a white chocolate taste and vibe, but occasionally gets overpowered by the green herbs in the blend. I either love this one, or get overwhelmed by its grassiness.
Quintessance-Throat Chakra Tea
Ingredients: Cinnamon, Ginger, Green Tea, Lemongrass, Marshmallow Root, Blue Cornflower Petals, Ginger Honey Crystals, Vanilla Extract.
Loooove this one. As described, it gives a apple pie vibe with a very nice vanilla whiff and creamy aftertaste. Vanilla+Apple+ Ginger+Creamy+Spicy= something I really like. It’s good with honey, but perfect and nuanced on its own. The balance between the ingredients and flavors is brilliant.
Epiphany Third Eye
I’ll come back for the ingredients on a 2nd edit. Surprisingly, it’s a pu-erh black blend with black currants, elderberry, and other berries and extracts in it. It’s got a bit of a candle vibe in it’s slight smookiness, but the flavoring is extremely fruity. I could gong fu or western it. I mostly get shifts of the berry, and it was very easy to drink with its vanilla accents. A good majority of Zhena’s teas have vanilla, but they are used to compliment creamy flavors. I’ve noticed it’s usually combined with black currant. Again, no complaints on my end. However, I have not decided on the rating, but I am very much into it. This is blasphemy, but it’s got the same vibes of the traces of Butiki teas I’ve tried. I’d be curious to see if there are any other Butiki parallels someone would notice here, at the risk of sounding like a seller for an already hype-marketed company.
Lotus Mind-Crown Chakra
It’s a jasmine white tea blended with butterfly pea flowers, lavender, and pear extract for flavoring creating a deep blue liqour. Gotu Kola is the medicinal herb in the blend. Describing the flavor is kinda difficult, because it really does not hedge on one ingredient for flavor. The smell reminds me of soap or incense, and my mom asked if the tea had Frankincense in it. I got the same vibes too, and drinking it straight, it had the same vibe. It’s herby, floral, and drying with vague fruit hints. Frankincense is related to holy matters in and outside of Christianity, so going for an incense vibe goes with the crown chakra divinity theme. I would meditate with this blend, but as for enjoying it, I’m not sure. I can see the incense qualities discouraging away some people, but it’s not nearly as soapy as the Libra blend and does have some nice qualities.
So, I’ve collected all of them and I recommend most of them. Root chakra was the least pronounced in terms of flavor, so it was my least favorite. The throat chakra might be my favorite in terms of ingredients and flavoring, but the Third Eye trails close behind in being an original pu-erh take on a third eye blend. I’ll likely have more to write about for these teas, but they are pretty original. I would only get some of them in larger amounts, and I think the jars are only worth it in travel sizes to reuse. They are surprisingly durable, and very pretty, so I’ll be ready to have some reusable mini jars for my other tea samples.