Headache Relief from Virginia Tea Co (with help from Mary Poppins). . . .

Once upon a time, I had sad news to give, and I was up all night thinking of how to break it. The next morning came with a pretty rough headache, but also the right words to say. Good thing this headache curing tea was in to ease some of my mental turmoil!

It’s got lots of pulverized leaves, I can recognize lavender and chamomile and there’s definitely spearmint in there too, though there are lots of fragrant flowers I can’t ID.

Virginia Tea Co is a Kickstarter crowd-funded company, whose done all the herbal medicine research so we don’t have to. They also source fair trade ingredients, and that’s a relief too.

When I tasted this, it seemed bitter to me, almost tasted like aspirin. Was it my conscience affecting my taste buds or was this just not my cuppa?

A few weeks later, I served some to a friend who’d been having a lot of headaches and thought he might benefit from it. He often describes himself as having “the palate of an eight-year-old”, but he liked it!…. After adding Paula Deen amounts of simple syrup…. in about 15 minutes, he noted his head felt less tense,  and later that night it hadn’t come back.

Well now we know Mary Poppins had it right, a (few) spoonful(s) of sugar helps the medicine go down! I know that some folks are sensitive to OTC pain relief options, or prefer not to use pharmaceuticals and this is a great option for them.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Virginia Tea Co.

Lavender, feverfew, chamomile, skullcap, and spearmint are blended together to help fight those awful headaches. They do this by relaxing your mind and allowing for better thoughts to enter.

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Cold & Flu Relief from The Virginia Tea Company. . . .

I rarely even reach for a Cold & Flu Herbal Tisane because I usually don’t have to. I have been lucky to NOT catch much of what my friends, family, and co-workers catch. But sometimes I think it’s better and wiser to be proactive and nip in the in butt before it’s too late to combat! That is why Cold & Flu Relief from The Virginia Tea Company jumped out at me recently!

The ingredients include Organic Peppermint, Organic Spearmint, Yarrow Flower, Organic Ginger, Organic Echinacea, Organic Elderberry. Right away I knew the company added a little extra TLC in to this herbal tisane.

Because of the Peppermint and Spearmint I was very pleased with this flavor. It’s comforting when it’s hot. I supposed one could also infuse this and ice it because I opted for the hotter the better.

The flavor was heavier on the herbal side of things but the minty-freshness lingered nicely and made it come full circle. This one is a keeper – especially when you DON’T need it – if you know what I mean! And if you don’t know what I mean…I mean…Be PRO-ACTIVE, folks! Get ahead of the dreaded cold and flu – combat and fight all you can – while you can! I’m not saying this will ‘cure you’ but it certainly helped me fight what ever everyone else is suffering from!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Herbal
Where to Buy:  The Virginia Tea Company
Description

Mother always said the best thing for the flue is to drink something hot! Even better, this hot liquid also includes healing herbs to help your immune system fight your illness.

Ingredients: Organic Peppermint, Organic Spearmint, Yarrow Flower, Organic Ginger, Organic Echinacea, Organic Elderberry

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Black from The Virginia Tea Company. . . . .

I often like adding milk to certain black teas, but I’m going to try this one without so I can review the tea as it is.

Sipping… this tea is interesting because I’m not getting a whole lot of flavor. I detect a little bit of citrus, but otherwise it just tastes like a black tea.. smooth, but uneventful. I can’t pull apart any individual flavor notes.

I think that adding a slice of lemon or some milk would make this tea a bit more interesting.

Even though this tea seems to be on the simpler side of things, I think this would be a great beginner’s tea for those who are just starting out and want something tasty, but not confusing. I personally prefer to have my black teas a bit bolder or with more detectable flavor notes.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Black Tea
Where to Buy:  The Virginia Tea Company
Description

This award winning tea is strong in flavor and just what you need to get your morning started. Milk or honey can be added when your taste buds need a little something extra.

Ingredients: Fair Trade, Organic Black Tea

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Wellness Tea-Bone Repair from The Virginia Tea Company. . . .

It is the beginning of a new year and I’m sure if you are like me, you are seeing a ton of detox and healthy wellness teas in your social media feeds. I’ve never been a big fan of good for you herbals but I’ve always enjoyed herbals that are full of dried fruit.   Recently I’ve noticed my taste buds are starting to change. I’m no longer craving the floral teas like I used to but am finding myself really craving herbs and spices like ginger, spearmint, peppermint, chamomile, and so on.

So today I thought would be a great day to try Bone Repair from The Virginia Tea Company.  I am a huge advocate for natural herbal remedies to cure what ails you. Not that I don’t grab OTC drugs when I’m in need, but I do prefer to try out a more natural approach for certain body issues I have.

Bone Repair is a mix of nettle, St. John’s Wort, chamomile, dandelion, ginger root, and peppermint.  All are organic. This tea’s description on the site goes something like this:

High in vitamins and helpful bone minerals, these herbs make this tea a wonderful enabler for strengthening your body’s skeleton.

Regardless of the health benefits, I have to say this tea is amazing. Herbal teas to me always have that herbaceous feel to them and this tea doesn’t really have it or maybe I should say that feel isn’t overwhelming.

There is a light sweetness mingled with a hint of spice surrounded by a refreshing cooling mint aftertaste. I can’t say that I’ve ever had such a smooth herbal tea like this before. I have literally had four cups of this tea today alone (resteeping the same bag even!).

I haven’t had some of these spices and herbs before so I can’t say if what I’m tasting is from this or that. All I can say is even if I am not in need of bone repair specifically-this tea delivers a refreshing, soothing, and calming flavor that could be enjoyed any time of the day.

Really happy with this one and I have a feeling that this will be a re-order for me. Plus, there is a cool option to get tea accessories added in for just a bit more. You have to love that option!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: The Virginia Tea Company
Description

High in vitamins and helpful bone minerals, these herbs make this tea a wonderful enabler for strengthening your body’s skeleton.

Ingredients: Organic Nettle, Organic St. John’s Wort, Organic Chamomile, Organic Dandelion, Organic Ginger Root, Organic Peppermint

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Earl Grey from Virginia Tea Company. . . . .

I knew I was going to love this tea as soon as I opened the packet and smelled it. It has the familiar floral scent of Earl Grey teas, but it was much milder.

I have had some really delicious Earl Grey teas, and some that are too overpowering with the floral notes. I usually have my black teas with a little coconut milk and some raw sugar, but today I was out of sugar. So I brewed the tea and added a little almond milk. I expected it to be a little meh with no sweetener, but I am happy to report I was wrong about the meh.

It was delicious with just the almond milk. The floral notes were there, but subtle.It had almost a toasted flavor, with just a hint of floral. It was a perfect cup to help gently wake me up on this cold, blustery morning.

This is like Earl Grey for beginners, and I mean that in the best way. It’s subtle and gentle, not over the top and aggressive. It feels very sophisticated, and as I breathed in the scent and closed my eyes,

I pictured myself somewhere fancy having a cup of tea and stimulating conversation. If you like earl grey tea, I can’t recommend this blend from Virginia tea Co. enough!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Virginia Tea Company
Description

This organic tea is delicately flavored with bergamot in order to give it that rich, dark taste that is easily appreciated by all those with strong taste buds. Earl Grey pairs amazingly with ice in the summer.

Ingredients: Fair Trade, Organic Black Tea, Bergamot Flavor

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!