Herbal blends and I love and hate each other. Sometimes I just want to devour everyone in sight and other days I just can’t even make myself. I’ve been in the first group lately and have been waiting for the right day to try this blend on for size. With today being a bit of a cloudy wonder, I thought this blend might brighten up my afternoon a touch.
To get things started, let’s chat about what all is in Root Down Tisane. This particular tisane is a blend of dandelion root, nettle leaf, cinnamon bark, orange peel, spearmint, and licorice root. I am not a huge fan of licorice root so I am hoping that particular blend stays more in the background.
I went ahead and brewed this up with the traditional parameters for an herbal but decided to go with a lighter steeping time because of the ingredients in this blend- Brewed up with water at 212F and allowed to steep for about 4 minutes, This blend was exactly what I needed to get over these cloudy blues.
The dandelion root, nettle leaf and spearmint are the leaders of the flavor pack with this herbal blend greeting you with an herbaceous, smooth, and refreshing first taste. Towards the middle of the sip you start to see the orange peel and cinnamon bark make its presence known while at the very end and after taste you get the force of the licorice root. Even not being a fan of the licorice root I don’t so much mind because it literally is the last bit you are tasting. All of the other flavors truly are dynamite together.
Best part about this blend is that each time you sip, there is this transition of flavors from each of the ingredients. Not overly herbal but enough so I know what I’m drinking. I can see this blend being the perfect companion to possibly a touch of honeybush or even chamomile to give the flavors a bit more to go off of.
Regardless, I’m really enjoying this experience and am looking forward to trying this blend iced in a few days!
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Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Swallowtail Tea
Perfect for the Cold Season or an after dinner treat, this signature tisane was artfully crafted as a warming and supportive infusion.
Hand-blended organic nettle, dandelion root, orange peel, licorice, cinnamon, and spearmint.