Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: Local Coffee & Tea
Daughters of the Revolution vowed to “drink tea made from weeds” instead of imported tea. Thankfully they chose herbs, fruits and flowers to make their tea and as a celebration of those early beverages we now present them to you in this beautiful tea!
A CERTIFIED ORGANIC Rooibos blended with lavender the “Herb of Harmony”, rosehip shells, dried red and black currants, rose petals and bilberries. Heady, perfumed lavender notes with a floral, fresh, fruity and mellow flavor. This is a very relaxing tea for consumption any time of day or night. Naturally caffeine-free.
It took me a while to finally taste this tea. But I didn’t hesitate with this tea because I didn’t think I would like it. In fact, I was quite certain I would enjoy it. I love lavender, I love currants, so I felt that this tea had a lot of potential, even though it is a rooibos blend. The reason I postponed trying this tea is because of the name. I wanted to save this tea to review closer to a patriotic holiday … like the 4th of July. But the 4th came and went and I had forgotten about this tea.
So… here I am now a couple of months after July and I figure that now is is as patriotic a time as any. And really, do we really need a reason to celebrate our patriotism? Especially if that patriotism is demonstrated through tea!
This is a delicious rooibos blend. It has a very nice amount of lavender essence, providing a beautiful, heady scent and delicious, sweet flavor without tasting too lavender-y. I love lavender, but it can be a little too much at times. Here, it’s just right. The rose adds a hint of flavor that proves to be very harmonious with the lavender notes.
The elderberries and currants add a tasty berry flavor that is pleasantly tart. That tartness offers a nice contrast to the sweet floral taste and gives the overall cup a nice sense of balance.
This is a very tasty “tea made from weeds!”
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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