Herbal tea can be a great before-bed comfort, especially as the weather gets cooler. Composed of sweet and savory herbs and naturally caffeine-free, it’s hard to go wrong. Usually, my one complaint with herbal tea is that the flavor is mild or too delicate, but wow! Was I proven wrong on this blend! The lavender is so fresh, fragrant, and plentiful– it all but knocked me over when I first got a whiff of the dry leaf. This is a tea with simple but powerful ingredients, each one vibrant and visible in the blend.
The health benefits of these herbs are all the positive usual suspects: lavender and chamomile for relaxation, rose hips for health-boosting vitamin c, and cool, stomach-calming peppermint. When brewed, the lavender definitely takes the spotlight, lighting up my whole room with its warm, floral scent, and filling my senses when I bring my mug up to my face. Beneath all the lavender fragrance, the chamomile and peppermint play well together, producing a mellow, grassy, lemon-mint brew. The rose hips are harder to pick out. Traditionally, rose hips tend to be strong and sour, more like orange or hibiscus, but in this blend they appear only as a little fruity note at the back of each sip.
While I might not be in the mood for this tea every night, it definitely comforted me, reminding me of herbal teas I would drink when I was home sick or staying warm on a snowy day. Not to mention the lavender was out of this world: I have yet to find another lavender tea that can even come close to competing with this one.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Amoda Tea
Making this tea your evening ritual through Fall and Winter can be a great way to help naturally boost your mood if you’re experiencing wet grey days. Lavender can calm emotional stress, peppermint can invigorate your mind and chamomile will help soothe.
Green Bluff Green from Winterwoods Tea was part of the Amoda Box I received and I have to say I was THRILLED because I had not had many or any experiences with tea from Winterwoods Tea before!
This tea is made up of Jasmine Green Tea, Green Rooibos, Jasmine Flowers, Dried Apples and Calendula. That’s right…Green Bluff Green from Winterwoods Tea…a green tea and green rooibos blend! The green tea was mellow. The green rooibos was, too! They blended well, tho, to create a taste of its own! The Apple is also subtle but without it this flavor would have a completely different taste! The Jasmine is on the sweeter side. It’s NOT bitter in the slightest! Green Bluff Green from Winterwoods Tea is a pleasant surprise.
As I continue to sip I find I am liking Green Bluff Green from Winterwoods Tea more and more. I’m amazed at the blending expertise that went into this flavor combo. Everything plays it’s role well. This is tasty hot or cold. It’s on the sweeter side and I really find that enjoyable and surprising for this Jasmine flavored Green Tea and Green Rooibos blend! I can totally see why Amoda chose to include this tea in one of their boxes!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Amoda Tea Shop
A beautiful jasmine green tea blended with fragrant green rooibos. Floral and sweet. This has two different green teas in the blend and handpicked, organic Washington grown apples. Perfect to calm you down on stressful work days. High in antioxidants and low in caffeine.