Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Teas & Tapestries on Etsy
(Organic Caffeine Free Herbal Tea) Chamomile makes a pleasant aromatic tea with a fruity flavor, enhanced by sugar or honey. It is often sipped for relief of health problems ranging from toothache to nervousness. Chamomile has also been noted as beneficial for soothing headaches and is a natural relaxing herb known to assist the restless and those suffering from insomnia. In many circles Chamomile is called nighty night tea or sleepy tea on account of its natural properties which promote restfulness and drowsiness. It is also known to assist digestive disorders by settling the stomach and calming the nerves. This tea blend has an added benefit of peppermint. Peppermint It has been reported and written that peppermint sweetens the breath and calms the digestive system, plus it helps heartburn, stomach ache and nausea. I also add ginger for its numerous health benefits! Scientists have found evidence to support gingers wide range of medicinal actions. These actions include the lowering of cholesterol levels, relief for allergies and asthma, arthritis, colds, and nausea; and protecting the digestive tract and liver against toxins and parasites…along with many other benefits.
This tea is not a commercial blend, but I personally hand mix it in small batches to ensure quality and uniformity of each and every custom tea tin.
I just love shopping with tea vendors on venues like Etsy. After all, it is venues like this where I sold my teas! Teas & Tapestries is one such vendor. And I just love her shop! Lovely banner, beautiful labels, and some very intriguing tea blends!
This herbal blend that I’m sipping now is really very good. I am always somewhat hesitant when it comes to herbal teas. I worry that they’ll either be medicinal in taste or just plain gross. This one is neither!
The flavor is gentle and sweet and lightly floral with hints of peppery ginger and zesty mint. Even though the chamomile seems to be the main ingredient in this blend, it is not the dominant flavor. But that’s just fine with me, as I am not usually terribly fond of chamomile. I can a delicate, fruity note from the chamomile, but, amid the stronger flavors of the ginger and mint, it doesn’t permeate the blend.
The ginger does not overwhelm, and neither does the peppermint. The tea also contains chocolate mint, rose, rosehips and lemon balm. Together, these ingredients create a sweet, soothing blend where no one flavor is overpowering. It is a very harmonious balance.
The sip begins with a union of flavors that is a little fruity and a little flowery, and then the ginger kicks in with its distinctive flavor. The tail of the sip brings in the mint, and the clean, cool taste of the mint lingers into the aftertaste. It is really quite a pleasurable tea, one that I wouldn’t mind sipping every evening just before bedtime.
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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