Fun fact: I drink a lot of broth. (Not as much as tea, of course, but it’s up there.)
I find it helps ease the symptoms of some less-than-savory health stuff, but it also just makes me feel all good and nourished health-supported and… WELL. You know?
Which is one of the reasons I was so pumped to see this Thai Lemongrass sipping broth from Millie’s Savory Teas in my sample stash. I’ve been hearing about some of the other sisters sipping Millie’s for a while now, and I’ve been dying to give it a shot. This one was right up my alley!
Now, a quick note: I’m not saying that these are a replacement for my actual, made-from-bones broth. There’s no collagen or beneficial fats or any of the other things I get from actual broth, however– it tastes DELIGHTFUL, is a wonderful substitute for tea when I’m looking for something savory, and has been an awesome addition to my office snack-drawer. Mid-morning hungries usually get me real good, and I’ve been finding that a cup of this is the perfect replacement for my usual nuts or dried fruit, sans calories. Mmm.
As for taste? It tastes, well, like broth! Specifically, like the onion-y, celery-y chicken stock my mom used to simmer on the stove all day. I’m not necessarily getting Thai flavors from this one (the celery-saltiness is what’s most prominent for me), but I adore it nonetheless, and have been finding myself craving a cup of this unusual brew in the mornings. I’ll definitely be ordering a stock for myself to have on hand!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Millie’s Savory Teas
This Thai Lemongrass Sipping Broth is a citrusy blend of lemongrass, spices & green tea.. This first-of-its-kind savory single serve hot beverage delivers an amazing taste using the highest quality vegan, natural, wild harvest, organic and gluten-free ingredients – No added MSG. It really is Comfort Food in a Broth™.
Comes in a air-tight flexible foil package. The packet is a great to keep in your drawer at the office. If you travel, then it is really easy to pack in your baggage, purse or backpack. Or, you can have the packet at home in your tea drawer, or next to your other hot drinks in the cupboard.
INGREDIENTS: ORGANIC VEGETABLE BLEND (CARROTS, CELERY, ONION), SEA SALT, YEAST EXTRACT, GARLIC, LEMONGRASS, LIME,GREEN TEA, HERBS & SPICES
Nutrition Facts Serv. Size: 1 packet Amount Per Serving: Calories 15, Fat Cal 0 Total Fat 0g (0% DV), Sat Fat .0g (0%DV), Trans Fat 0g ,Cholest. 0mg (0%DV), Sodium 260mg (11%DV)Total Carb. 0g (0%DV), Fiber 0g (0%DV), Sugars 0g (0%DV), Protein 0g (0%V), Vitamin A (0%DV), Vitamin C (0%DV) Calcium (0%DV), Iron (0%DV) Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Today is one of those days where I have to fast because of a medical test I’m having done tomorrow. So when I found out I was going to have this test, I instantly went to Millie’s Savory Teas site and bought 3 of their 5 Flavor Snack packs. Since my fasting will be over 24 hours, I knew that I would need something more than chicken broth to keep me in check.
So let me break this sipping broth down a bit. This sipping broth has a range of different seasonings and spices along with green tea. Basically what they have created is a savory green tea which I am all about. I had their Spicy Tortilla flavor a few months ago so I was more than ready to try their other flavors.
In the 5 Flavor Snack Pack, you receive 3 broth bags of a variety of their flavors. The ones I received are Thai Lemongrass, Delight Pho, Spicy Tortilla, and Tomato Basil. They all sounded amazing but the Thai Lemongrass grabbed my attention first.
The aromas that emit from the broth bag are mouth watering. The only comparison that comes to mind is the spice packaging you find in ramen noodles. That may sound like a dig, but it really isn’t. I adore that intense spice smell. And to be honest, the spice package is my favorite part of ramen soup. I’ve even been known to use the mix in my homemade chicken noodle soup.
I prepped my water around 190F and poured the water into my cup with 1 broth bag. Again, those familiar mouth watering aromas just making me happy. I allowed the bag to steep for a tad longer than the recommendation said mainly because I was multi-tasking and didn’t hear my alarm go off.
Before gulping this tea down because I’m several hours into my fasting by now, I did allow the tea to settle and cool for close to 3 minutes. First sip in and my tastebuds were in savory heaven.
This tea delivers on a thai lemongrass savory tea flavor. I can’t say that I’m picking up a distinct green tea flavor but I am definitely picking up the overall green tea buttery feel. The Thai Lemongrass flavors are quite nice and well balanced. Not to spicy and there is a gentle citrus twist towards the end of the sip that elevates the flavor. What I’m really enjoying is this melody of vegetables-I’m thinking carrot, celery, and onion- that really drive home the savory portion of the tea.
The more this tea cools, the spicier the notes are becoming, which I’m loving. All in all, this tea is incredibly comforting and I could honestly say this would be a great savory treat for the afternoons or if you aren’t able to get to your lunch, a great way to tide you over until you have time to eat.
I couldn’t ask for a better tea to fast with. My cup is empty and I’m ready for more. I’m excited to try the rest of the blends now. Thank you Millie’s Savory Teas for making my fasting a bit more bearable.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green Tea
Where to Buy: Millie’s Savory Teas
This Thai Lemongrass Sipping Broth is a citrusy blend of lemongrass, spices & green tea. This first-of-its-kind savory single serve hot beverage delivers an amazing taste using the highest quality vegan, natural, wild harvest, organic and gluten-free ingredients – NO MSG. It really is Comfort Food in a Broth™.