Soothing Chamomile from Balcony Teas. . . .

This is one of the only teas in my current review box that came in a sachet, and I’m so glad that it did! The visual presentation of the pyramid sachet with the large floral accents within this blend made this tea a beautiful pre-brew piece of art. This blend has a distinctive chamomile aroma due to the fact that this blend has the full chamomile flower. In addition to the visual of the chamomile flower, you can also see the lime flower that is included in this blend. The sachet that Balcony Tea uses for this blend is an exceptional choice as the smallest tea leaves did not get into my brew, but this particular sachet also allows for an even flow of water to the leaves and provides an option for those of us who need to brew on the go.

I opted for this tea as we’d had a tantrum filled night at my house with a toddler who was still testing the ability to stay up as late as she wanted. Once brewed, I continued to be able to smell both the chamomile as well as the wildflowers included in this blend. I was able to enjoy this blend straight or with a splash of honey. Balcony Tea does suggest that you do not add milk to this blend, and I would agree as I think the milk would mask some of the brilliant (but delicate) flavors in this tea. This was great for both calming my nerves after a rough day and getting me ready to relax in bed. Great chamomile blend!


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Leaf Type:  Herbal
Where to Buy:  Balcony Teas
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Feel transported to a beautiful evening in the Mediterranean. All is calm and you can smell wild flowers. Perfect for a moment to yourself or to wind down after a busy day.

 

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Enchanted Narnia from Bluebird Tea Co.

I love the inspiration for this tea and the references to Narnia and Turkish Delight. While the ingredients are rather simple: rosebuds, cocoa shells, rose petals, lemongrass and raspberry leaves, the combination seems a little odd. I personally wouldn’t think that lemongrass would work with roses and cocoa shells, but since I enjoy these ingredients on their own and in other teas, I think they just might work in this blend!

The main flavor that I’m tasting is of a soft cocoa. It reminds me a little bit of a powdery chocolate, a bit like a hot chocolate mix. It’s a dark chocolate flavor, not as creamy or sweet as a milk chocolate. There is a bit of an edge or bitterness from the lemongrass in the finish of the sip. I probably wouldn’t have known that it was lemongrass had I not read about it in the ingredients list. The rose flavor is in the background and really isn’t noticed until the chocolate fades away. I like that the rose is more mild and doesn’t turn the cup into pure perfume. Even though there is a strong cocoa flavor, I wouldn’t really consider this to be too sweet. It reminds me of taking a bite of really dark chocolate.

I really enjoy this blend from Bluebird Tea Co. It’s probably one of my favorites from them. I admit that I have to be in the mood for it since it’s a bit of a potpourri. It’s a good choice for when you can’t make up your mind, but have a craving for a cup of something comforting and warm.


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Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Bluebird Tea Co

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Turkish delight tea with magical rose + creamy cocoa

‘Put the Turkish Delight down, Get out of that wardrobe + get the kettle on Edmund!’ said Lucy… Well perhaps we have paraphrased a little there. But we’re pretty sure that’s what she was thinking. Enchanted rose + smooth chocolate make an enchanting brew indeed.

 

 Ingredients:  rosebuds, cocoa shells, rose petals, lemongrass, raspberry leavesWarning: May contain traces of nuts

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Muse from Tay Tea

Muse. Say it with me…Mew-zzz! Muse from Tay Tea is an herbal tisane that I am rather smitten by. Muse from Tay Tea is blended with 100% organic botanicals: lemon verbena, peppermint, spearmint, lemongrass, lavender, rose petals and lemon balm

Upon opening the sample bag and again while infusing my surroundings were pepped up by the wonderful peppermint and spearmint that filled the air! Mint is one of my FAVORITE aromas! The more intense the better in my book. So I was completely THRILLED at the intensity of the minty-fresh-goodness in this blend of ingredients! Muse by Tay Tea was an eye opener that is for sure!

The lavender and rose made the dry blend look very pretty and gave it that floral nod in the aroma and flavor, too. The lemongrass and balm immediately brought me joy, too! Muse from Tay Tea was a smile in a cup! Sunshine in a cup! It seemed to change my whole outlook on the day, life me up and energize me and my senses, and awakened my creative thoughts while made me ponder life’s possibilities…okay, I know that is a little dramatic…but this has to be one of my favorite herbal tisanes I have experienced in a long while and I can’t wait for another cup!


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Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Tay Tea

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A healing citrus infusion with a soft, floral bouquet. This tisane is blended with 100% organic botanicals: lemon verbena, peppermint, spearmint, lemongrass, lavender, rose petals and lemon balm. Perfect when you need a break from the stress of the world.

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