The colorful label for Root Down Tisane from Swallowtail Tea features a yellow and orange sun on the horizon. It must be a sunset, as this tea is perfect for after dinner or before bed.
This tisane is driven by licorice root. I’m a fan of licorice in all its forms, including as a root in herbal teas. Licorice root is a natural sweetener, adding a bit of spicy anise flavor along with its sugary perk. Licorice is also a throat soothing herb, so it brings a very smooth mouthfeel and soothing sensation.
Beyond the bold licorice, this blend features some cinnamon warmth and just a ghost of mint and orange peel. There are also dandelion root and nettle leaf in the blend, but they are more for color and health benefits than taste. I wish the mint and citrus were just a little bit bolder to add more flavor texture to the brew.
Root Down Tisane would be a great blend for those who are tired of herbal teas having ginger, chamomile, or even rooibos, as none of these ingredients are included. This blend is all licorice and herbs, and is a nice change of pace for a naturally caffeine free blend at bedtime. I’ll have to save the rest of my tea sample for when I need to set down some roots and snuggle in for the night.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Swallowtail Tea (Red Rooster Coffee)
This signature tisane was artfully crafted as a warming and supportive infusion. Perfect as an after dinner treat.
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Oh! Look! It’s Really Root Beer from Nelson’s Tea! This is an herbal tisane and I really like it! If you have read my reviews in the past I am very persnickety about herbals. To give you an idea of what this tastes like it’s basically a non-carbonated Root Beer flavor. The aroma is what really smacks you in the face right off the bat but the flavor on the tongue isn’t too shabby either!
I have tried Really Root Beer from Nelson’s Tea piping hot but it makes me wonder what it would be like iced. Based on what the package says – if you are doing it iced – you are to use double the amount and steep for 8 to 10 minutes and then pour over ice. I’m betting it’s pretty solid!
I’m chalking up this Really Root Beer from Nelson’s Tea in my ‘herbals I enjoy’ cabinet!
What to learn more about this tea?
Leaf Type: Herbal Tisane
Where to Buy: Nelson’s Tea
Ingredients: Sassafras bark, sarsaparilla root, birch bark, burdock root, dandelion root, licorice root, fennel seed, anise star pods, ginger root, and flavoring
Blended & Packaged in Indianapolis, IN USA
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