Immediately evident in the dry leaves are whole cloves and some seed pods that I thought at first were anise but, after looking at the ingredients, I decided must be fennel. The attractive-looking combination also includes bits of licorice and marshmallow root as well as orange peel and peppermint plus cinnamon and ginger.
I’d say this tea would probably great for reducing throat irritation/scratchiness/etc, whether you have a cold or allergies or have just overused or abused your voice recently. (Which I haven’t. But I’ll be sure to use this tea next time my throat is feeling under the weather!) It probably can’t work miracles, like if you have laryngitis and are hoping to still go on stage or something, but it does have a markedly soothing effect. Also, this tea can be re-steeped! So you can use it over and over again, although I personally didn’t test to see how many cups of tea it will make so I can’t give a figure. I’d recommend this tea for not only singers but anyone who might sometimes overuse their voice or who might have to use their voice while sick, like teachers (can’t stop teaching just cause you have a cold!).
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: The Jasmine Pearl Tea Company
A singer’s best friend! This herbal blend was originally designed for Portland’s very own Hampton Opera Center. Licorice, marshmallow root, cinnamon and mint are some of the ingredients used in this blend to provide relief and aid to the throat. Aria satisfies, soothes and warms.
Licorice Root*, Fennel*, Clove*, Cinnamon*, Orange Peel*, Ginger*, Peppermint*, and Marshmallow Root.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
(Fruit/Herbal/White Tea Blend)
Where To Buy: DavidsTea
This blend just might give you the edge you need to stay healthy this fall. It’s a white Bai Mu Dan, so it’s naturally high in immunity-enhancing antioxidants. Plus it contains licorice and goji berries, a Chinese wonderfood reputed to have 500 times more vitamin C than oranges. The best part? The almonds and cocoa nibs. They don’t fight colds, but they make this an amazingly tasty weapon of choice.
Upon opening the package this smells like nuts! Lots and Lots of Nuts! Almost a peanut butter type aroma. Underneath I can smell a little fruit and even less flower-likeness.
I’m not gonna lie…I stole an almond sliver before infusing…it was tasty!
After infusion this smelled like almond but more mellow. I can also taste the Goji Berries slightly. The white tea itself has a great clean flavor! I can’t really taste the licorice much…but that’s ok with me…oh wait! There it is…it’s “on the assist” and on to the aftertaste…but only a hint! It seems to squeak it’s way in there!
This is a creative and comforting blend! It’s fun and unique! I’m very happy about this tea it seems to be the full package! Good and good FOR you!