Serenity Herbal Tisane from Sanctuary T

serenityTisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal

Where to Buy:  Sanctuary T

Tisane Description:

Life is crazy, so calm your nerves with this herbal blend. Take a moment just for yourself.

Learn more about this tisane here.

Taster’s Review:

Whenever I come across a tisane with chamomile, I sort of cringe.  And that’s just what I did with this Serenity Herbal Tisane from Sanctuary T.

It’s not that I dislike chamomile, because, I’ve come across many a blend with chamomile in it that I’ve really enjoyed.  I’ve even had pure chamomile and enjoyed it.  I think the problem stems from encountering in my “pre-loose leaf” days too many chamomile tisanes that were stuffed into teabags, comprised of crushed chamomile that ended up tasting so … off.  Those memories continue to plague me.

But that just isn’t fair to this tisane, because this is really so good.  And the chamomile is really so … barely there.  I taste it, of course, but the flavor melds with the crisp flavor of peppermint, the sweet notes of lavender, the exotic flavor of jasmine blossoms, and the buttery, citrus-y notes of lemongrass.  I like how each of these flavors are represented in my cup, but, not one really emerges as an overpowering flavor. Everything is nicely balanced.

It tastes lightly minty … not mouthwash-y.  The citrus tones are mostly present in the aftertaste.  The jasmine and lavender taste sweet and floral without tasting perfume-ish.  And the chamomile adds to that floral tone, and adds a light fruitiness to the cup that accents the citrus notes quite nicely.  This is a tisane that I could drink again and again!

Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of “Gramma” and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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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