Leaf Type: Herbal Tisane
Where to Buy: NudiTea
Take control of your weight with our natural body blend. The rich combination of hawthorn berries, dandelion root and fennel actively assist in burning excess fat and reducing fat storage in the body throughout the day and into the night. This delicious brew also helps suppress your appetite, reducing those pesky cravings. This is the perfect aid to help you look good in the nude.
Learn more about this tea here.
As I’ve said before, I have my reservations about teas that claim to help you lose weight. I have never drank a tea based on its health claims, I drink tea because I love tea.
So, I won’t be reviewing this Body Tea from NudiTea based upon what it claims it can or cannot do. I’ll be reviewing it based on what it tastes like.
The dry leaf smells very herbaceous, a bit like an herb garden. The brewed liquid has kind of a weird smell. It’s not the most appetizing smell, either. It’s unfortunate to me because I usually inhale the fragrance of a tea before sipping and this generally enhances the overall experience. Since I’m not digging this scent, I don’t want to deeply inhale the fragrance and I feel like part of the experience is lost.
As for the taste: it’s actually kind of tasty. I’m surprised to say it! I might not enjoy the aroma of the brewed tisane but the flavor is quite pleasant.
I love the warmth of the fennel and I am enjoying the way the five ingredients – Alfalfa, hawthorn berries, dandelion root, fennel and nettle – interact with each other. It’s a warm and comforting beverage. Not really spicy but there is some warmth from the fennel, as I said, and while it does have somewhat of an herbaceous taste, given the ingredients, I expected it to taste a little more herby than it actually does. There seems to be a palatable balance of flavors in this tisane.
As I said at the start, I’m skeptical about any claims of weight loss that a tea might make. But, if I were going to try to embark upon a weight-loss-by-tea regime, I wouldn’t mind making this particular tea part of my daily routine. It’s actually quite pleasant and it’s surprises me just how much I’m enjoying this!
Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Solstice Brews
That curl of steam that rises in the air with a fresh cup of tea…happens to smell identical to absinthe. Enjoy the flavor of the green fairy without the wicked hangover!
Ingredients: Gunpowder Green Tea, Lemongrass, Anise Seed, Fennel Seed
Learn more about this tea here.
I am not at all familiar with the flavor of Absinthe. I once bought a tiny “sampler” bottle of it while shopping in a liquor store with my husband, but, I didn’t get to try it, because my brother in law decided he wanted it. And so he pours it and mixes up some concoction with sugar but, he didn’t like the drink he made with it so it didn’t get consumed. I did notice a strong licorice-y scent from the liquor though. And the aroma that I’m smelling from this Absinthe Aethers Green Tea Blend from Solstice Brews is very similar to what I remember from the alcoholic beverage that my brother in law prepared but didn’t drink.
But I’ll be honest … the main reason why I bought the tiny bottle of Absinthe is because Vincent Van Gogh was on the label. Yeah … I was suckered in by packaging. What can I say? I’m a Van Gogh groupie.
Anyway … I’m really enjoying not just the licorice-y scent of this Absinthe Aethers tea but, also the flavor of it! It has a fantastically snappy, warmly spiced licorice note to it, and the hint of citrus from the lemongrass offers a really compelling contrast. These interesting flavors do not detract from the smooth, sweet, slightly smoky and earthy notes of the gunpowder green tea, but seem to enhance the overall cup. I really like how the flavors all come together.
The fennel and anise give it that licorice-y taste that I’ve been raving about, but also a nice warmth and hint of spice to it. Not really “spicy” … but a sense of warmth that is not unlike the warmth you might experience when you sip a glass of liquor. Not an unpleasant warmth … something gentle and soothing. And that seems to be the overall experience that I’m getting from this tea – a very gentle, soothing comfort.
A really well-conceived blend from Solstice Brews!