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;
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.
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
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!
I’ll be honest– when I saw these teas snuck into my most recent review package, I had two thoughts. First, upon seeing the back of these tea bags before anything else:
1) OOoooh– all my favorite herbs! Look at that cute branding. Also, GIMME.
And then, upon seeing the brand: 2) LIPTON? Really? Dandelion, nettle? WELLBEING?
I guess, just, well… color me surprised, friends. I’m not too proud to admit that maybe up til this point, I’ve had a little bit of a negative bias towards Lipton. Nothing against this North-American tea magnate, I just… well, if my choice is between bland bags at the store, and my amazing loose leaf tea collection, you can guess where I’m usually going to gravitate.
So with hopeful skepticism, I brewed this one up. And y’all? I was straight. up. delighted. The dry leaf is nothing to write home about– in fact, it’s pretty standard to what I expect Lipton to be. But the flavor is fantastic! These known detoxifying herbs (I mean, I’m no doctor– but these two are heavy hitters in any liver-supporting tea I’ve ever sipped) shone through without the bitterness they often can display. The grapefruit oil is beautifully balanced, enough to bring a bit of a citrus tang without being overwhelming.
Overall, this was truly lovely. A surprising cuppa that was perfect for a morning after a Thursday-night alcoholic cider or two (am I getting old? I think I’m getting old). Whether it did any voodoo detoxifying magic or not, it just felt crisp, clean, and refreshing. I think I may actually be picking up a box or two of this one to keep around for future workday sips– and if I see any more of these Lipton wellness blends hanging around, I’m definitely going to give them a try!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Lipton
Bounce back to you with the new Lipton Detox Herbal Supplement with Green Tea, containing dandelion, nettle, and grapefruit. Detox is an herbal infusion that’s the perfect companion to clean eating*. Carefully selected botanicals are blended with green tea and grapefruit essential oil that make every cup delicious. Enjoy a daily cup or two of Lipton Detox to supplement your varied, balanced diet.
For the perfect cup, brew tea bag 4-6 minutes in freshly boiled water. Wellbeing by Lipton. Feel Happy & Healthy.