Hydrate from AB Herbals (Autumn Bear) is one of those tisanes that I was drawn to for one very small reason…Chia Seeds! I know it sounds weird but that is the sole reason I was excited to try this blend of herbs! I mean…how many times do you see whole chia seeds in teas/tisanes? Not often. I’m a bit of a chia seed nut! I love the lil guys! They are truly a super food! They aren’t much for taste but I absolutely love what they do! They promote hydration, maintains electrolyte balance, and optimizes body fluids.
Other ingredients in Hydrate from AB Herbals (Autumn Bear) include peppermint, skullcap, and lemon peel.
Did you know…peppermint relaxes the muscles, reduces stress and anxiety, aids digestion by optimizing metabolism, alleviates stomach pain and bloating and detoxifies the Liver. Skullcap relaxes the nervous system, relieves anxiety, reduces muscle tension, soothes feelings of uneasiness, inhibits paranoia. Lemon Peel is an anti-inflammatory that soothes digestion, flushes out toxins and tones the Liver.
But what about the taste of this tisane? Well, it’s a pepped up peppermint that is for sure! Which I LOVE. The lemon peel is a nice addition. The skullcap just gives it a bit more contrasting herb, I think.
Because I LOVE LOVE LOVE any kind of mint and LOVE that this has Chia Seeds in it I have to say it was everything I had hoped for…and more! YUM!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: AB Herbals
A hydrating organic herbal tea designed to replenish fluids, clear the skin, and prevent the wear and tear of environmental and emotional stress.
Drink this blend to balance your Fluids & elevate your Cool!
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
Leaf Type: Green/White
Where to Buy: Yellowstone Tea Company
Hydrate is a blend is a rich blend of green tea and white, making this blend high in minerals that fortify the skin and help sustain health and hydration.
Learn more about this tea here.
I have been in a green tea drinking mood lately. Some of have been good. Some not so much. This particular blend was a hit with me.
Hydrate is a blend of green and white tea from Yellowstone Tea Company, a tea shop I found on Etsy. They have a wide variety of teas and when I saw this blend online, I just had to try it. The picture on the website looks very nice but looks like a blend I’ve seen on other sites. When this tea arrived, I had to do a double take. This tea blend is vibrant and gorgeous! The goji berries popped with a red color and the cornflower had such a deep blue. I couldn’t get over how fantastic and fresh looking this tea appeared. The chunks of fruit were just as impressive. Huge chunks of papaya and orange peel. I was taken with this tea at first sight.
I brewed this blend up like a green tea. As I look more at the ingredients, there is also oolong tea in this. I wasn’t sure which way to go with it so I decided to just go the green tea route. Let it steep for about 3 minutes in my tea pot while I worked away on a project. The smell was so inviting. Fruity goodness was cruising thru the air. One of my co-workers even asked me what I was eating or drinking. They couldn’t get over the fresh tropical like smell that this tea was creating.
I took a sip and BLAM-O! I was hit with all of these fresh fruity tastes and such a clean green tea finish. I really only picked up the green tea which gave a slight earthy grassy taste. The two flavors really worked well. I couldn’t identify every flavor separately but together they created a delicious treat for this afternoon. The tea blend has a tropical like feel to it with the papaya. The ingredients for this blend also listed pomegranate- which was very subtle. I only picked up a slight tart taste.
My only issue with this blend is that there is stevia in it. I couldn’t taste the stevia until the cup had cooled off a bit, but after it did cool, the stevia was a bit overwhelming. I’m not sure how this tea would be cold brewed-but I would love to find out. My only advice with this tea is drink it while the brew is still hot. Letting it cool brings out a stevia flavor that many may not enjoy. Beyond that, I am really happy with this one and plan to pick up more. I love finding new tea companies and this one met all my expectations and then some. Looks like I have a new tea for the summer!