Jasmine Dandelion Detox Organic Green /Fraser Tea. . .

So I didn’t really know what I was getting into with this tea. I had a single bag that said Fraser Tea on the front and had “Jasmine Dandelion” stamped on the back.

I steeped it at 176°F since it said jasmine but I smelled the bag and it smelled like:

1) not jasmine, at all;

2) herby-spicey.

So I had a suspicion that “Jasmine Dandelion” was not an accurate indicator of what was in the bag.

That’s kind of a pet peeve of mine. Like the other day I bought a tea called “Love” and the description was “Rose, Chamomile and Lavender” and I was like heck yeah give me some of that. Until I got home and opened it up and the scent of herby-spicey hit me and I found the actual ingredient list, which was more involved than “chamomile and lavender and rose” and included licorice root, which I hate.

Anyway…

I put the bag in the water and it was immediately yellow. We have a serious pollen season here in NC, like rivers and clouds of bright, primary yellow pollen, and this looks like that. It was at this point I figured it was time to stop winging and start Googling.

So the rest of the name of the tea is Jasmine Dandelion Detox Organic Green Tea. The rest of the ingredients are green tea, jasmine tea, dandelion root, turmeric, ginger, lemongrass, hibiscus, licorice root, organic flavors, calendula, osmanthus, safflower, and cornflower.

Fortunately it steeps up significantly less scary than it reads.

Actually, it steeps up pretty green. In spite of the turmeric really showing up at the beginning visually, I’m barely detecting anything but green tea. Definitely not jasmine. Sh maybe a little lemongrass. No licorice root at all.

Overall, would drink if I needed some liquid forgiveness for my eating sins. I’m always up for adding some green tea and turmeric to any part of my regimen. Would buy if I found it in the grocery store.


Want to Know More About This Tea?

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Fraser Tea

Description

Jasmine Dandelion Detox Organic Green Tea is the perfect beverage to add to your health regimen without sacrificing flavor.  Known for its detoxifying effects, Dandelion is infused with green and jasmine teas, licorice root, ginger, lemongrass, and organic herbs to deliver full flavor and detoxifying health benefits.  This powerhouse of tea is blended with your health and wellness in mind.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Holy Basil: The Secret Ingredient to My Fave Detox Tea

Fresh basil is the stuff of summer, plucked from the garden for added depth to sandwiches, or pressed between mozzarella and tomatoes for a caprese plate. Daily Detox tea from the Tea Can Company doesn’t have that kind of basil, but the smell of the dry tea leaves did bring me back to fresh summer days in our family herb garden. Instead, the ingredient this tea is Tulsi, holy basil.

There are other ingredients like rose hips or spearmint, but they take a back seat to the strong, forward flavors of lemon myrtle and holy basil.  I was surprised– usually rose hips like to make the tea pink and sour, but I had no problem sour fruit flavors, even after steeping this tea long and hot.

I love herbal teas with savory spices like sage, or chili, or fennel, and a basil tea is a great addition to this category. Lemon and basil are often used together on food, and it is no surprise that the flavors work well together in a tea. This blend sweet enough to still be a traditional tea, with plenty of creamy lemon flavors and soothing mint, but the pop of basil really sets it apart. The basil adds a “green” flavor that is very different from the usual grassy senchas or hay-like green rooibos, adding a distinctly full, leafy note.

Both holy basil and Linden blossom have long histories of sacred respect and healing properties, so the detox they provide might be both physical and spiritual, if you buy into that sort of thing.  If nothing else, you will experience the peaceful moment of enjoying a tasty cup of tea.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Tea Can Company
Description:

This unique blend of Medicinal Herbs and Berries provides a host of antioxidants and health benefits. A feel good drink that lasts all day. Serve hot or cold.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Orange Detox Tea from Teavery

Orange Detox Tea from Teavery is another herbal/tisane detox tea that we were sent for review consideration here at Sororitea Sisters.  I have to say I’m pleasantly surprised at some of the newer herbals coming along the pike!

I was impressed with the diverse ingredients in this tisane.  Orange Detox Tea from Teavery has Alfalfa, Dandelion, Orange Peel, Plantain, Red Clover, Peppermint, Nettles, Rooibos, and Orange flavor.

When it comes to the ingredients I have some notes, findings, and opinions I would like to share.  Most of these herbs I would consider to be superfoods or super herbs!  I have had some really great experiences with them individually-speaking.  Of course I am not a doctor, am not offering advice, and am not making any medical claims, here, just sharing my own experiences along the way!

Alfalfa sprouts I enjoyed as a child.  Believe it or not it was one of my 3 favorite foods growing up.  I know – I know…I was a weird kid!  Between that and Red Clover I have sprouted both with success over the years and have enjoy them in various ways!  I used to have allergies to Dandelions when I was a teen but have since grown out of that – thankfully.  I really enjoy the herbal, sprouty, citrusy, and floral notes in this tisane!  When it comes to the Plantains I have to say it offers a sweet and slightly creamy texture to the sip.  It’s funny because I HATE Bananas but I seem to like Plantains!  The Rooibos also contributes to the hint of sweetness – I’m sure!  The Orange flavor and peel really kick this one out of the park in terms of flavor.  And Nettles are said to be one of the best things you can consume but I have a hard time incorporating them in my daily life so this herbal tisane was perfect in that regard!  And I think you already know my stances and LOVE of peppermint!

I think the reason I am enjoying this cuppa is not only for the taste but for all of the ‘good stuff’ in it that seemed to mesh well with everything else in the cup!  Orange Detox Tea from Teavery is another herbal and Rooibos blend I will be putting in my  GOOD PILE.


Here’s the scoop:

Leaf Type:  Herbal/Tisane/Rooibos

Where to Buy: Teavery

Logo-thickDescription:

An Herbal Blend, Beneficial For The Mind And Soul. Enjoy A High Noted Orange Tea With Undertones Of Mint, Plantain, Nettles, Clove, Alfalfa And Dandelion.

Organic Alfalfa, Organic Dandelion, Organic Orange Peel, Organic Plaintain, Organic Red Clover, Organic Peppermint, Organic Nettles, Organic Rooibos, Natural Orange Flavor

Learn more about this tea and tea company here.

Pomegranate Detox from Tea Drift

pomegranatedetoxTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Oolong

Where to Buy: Tea Drift

Tea Description:

You’ll truly enjoy this tea with a delightful fruity aroma. It’s a smooth, full-bodied tea with mild berry notes. This tea is tasty over ice or steaming hot.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

The first thing to say about this one is that it smells so, so good. Strong, rich, fruity pomegranate, as soon as you open the bag! The leaf itself is a pretty thing to look at, too, with whole golden chrysanthemum flowers plus a few stray petals, and tightly rolled oolong pellets. The scent, though! I used 1 tsp of leaf for my cup, and gave it 3 minutes in water cooled to around 180 degrees.

 Once brewed, it still smells really good, and looking at the leaf I think it might possibly resteep pretty well. The oolong has just about started to unfurl, and the pomegranate scent is still very prominent. The liquor is a pale yellow-green.
To taste, this is pretty much exactly as I hoped it’d be. The pomegranate flavour is right at the forefront, and it’s delicately sweet. It’s not quite as intense as the scent of the dry leaf would suggest, but that’s a good thing I think because it would be pretty overpowering if that were the case. Instead, it’s very natural tasting and spot-on flavour accurate, very reminiscent of pomegranate juice. I can hardly taste the oolong base at all, which from a flavoured tea perspective is a complete triumph. It would also be a good thing for those who are looking for an easy way in to drinking oolong, without an overload of scary flavours, or who are looking primarily for the health benefits and want a tasty drink to provide those. This is definitely a tea for flavoured tea fans; oolong connoisseurs probably won’t find much here.
As I’m not much of an oolong connoisseur myself, I’m pretty pleased with the flavouring here. It’s not at all artificial, and it reminds me quite a lot of lychee which is one of my favourite tea flavours of all time. I don’t feel I’ve drank enough of this one to really comment on the detox properties, but it’s certainly one of the more pleasant “detox” drinks I’ve tried. I’d also recommend it to pomegranate fiends, because that aspect is second to none. I found this to be a very enjoyable cup.

Detox Tea from Cha Tale

59d6c6fc6b944f03aa56c09338fdd469Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal Tea/Tisane

Where to Buy: Cha Tale

Tea Description:

Beautifully presented with a sweet and creamy taste.  Detox

1 portion per cup, 3 min at 95°C Serve: Hot or Cold, Perfect on its own

Contains: Goji Berry, Chrysanthemum, Cassia Seed, Rock Candy

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Detox Tea from Cha Tale is one of the better if not the best tasting Detox Teas I have had thus far!  This tisane only contains Goji Berry, Chrysanthemum, Cassia Seed, and Rock Candy.  That’s it!  Of course the flowers provide a bit of floral flavor and the Rock Candy gives you that bit of sweet but not TOO sweet!  The Goji Berry is a wonderful addition and I would be fibbing to you if I said that I didn’t take one of them and nibble on it after infusing!  I really LOVE that this had Cassia Seed in it, too!  I have been doing a lot of research on it and the benefits are darn impressive!  I will say this tisane isn’t much for aroma but it’s pleasant on the tongue and leaves you hydrated but also craving more of the semi-sweet treat!  If you are looking for a Detox Tea be sure to check this one out!