This week, my Health points were hit with a triple whammy: day-after sore muscles from kickboxing, monthlies, and I caught the cold going around, waaaaaaaaaah. Needless to say I busted out my favorite treatments – acetaminophen, zinc and herbal tea lol.
Ordinarily I prefer loose leaf teas, but I do like that this is Bigelow Benefits – lemon echinacea is bagged for convenience on the go. Also, if the herbs are broken up, they’ll release their goodness (or placebo effect) to me faster… right?!?! The brew tasted like a Chord of flavor, Lemongrass provides the main note, then sweet mallow and finally a hint of herbaceousness from the echinacea (which lessens the severity/duration of colds).
Also included: a bit of fennel for tummy relief, Sage as a decongestant, Elderflower for crunchy mom powers, and lemon balm for mental ease. This is still drinkable medicine when brewed with my other go-to tea bag for colds, traditional medicinals “throat coat”.
I’d recommend for cold season and in travel bags, Bring on the wellness!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Bigelow Teas
Looking to Stay Well every day! Authentic Echinacea and crisp lemon with a smooth relaxing herbal end note. All of us know how important it is to put good things in our bodies to help us stay strong. That desire was the inspiration for the Bigelow Benefits line, everyday teas that fuel your body with good for you ingredients. But of course, flavor is everything to the Bigelow family, so we designed this line to taste fabulous and help support your well-being. We believe our Benefits teas, as part of your everyday routine, can help you define the life you want to live! Caffeine free.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
Where To Buy: Boston Tea Co
|DETAILED DESCRIPTION: Spice up your cup with fragrant Asian ginger and the sweet essences of juicy peaches and apricots, that blend beautifully with our premium Chinese black tea. Take a peek at the delectable mix of our fabulous full-leaf black tea in our clear-topped copper tin!|
|CONTAINS: 140g (4.9oz) of Finest Grade Black Tea|
|SERVINGS PER CONTAINER: Servings per container approximately 60-80 cups of tea (Note: One serving of Full-Leaf Tea can be brewed multiple times.)|
|HEALTH: Rich in antioxidants, including flavonoids, ie: catechins and polyphenols, these substances found in tea provide many health benefits, such as: prevents tooth decay, lowers cholesterol and assists in preventing heart attacks.|
|Boston Tea’s loose leaf tea reflects the passion projected in our company’s motto: ‘Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Tea.’ Our full leaf tea embodies natural beauty, rich aromas and the finest quality that our worldly master tea blenders ardently seek. Found in the lush plantations of Sri Lanka and mountainous regions of India and China, Boston Tea blends its tea to create the heartiest, strongest and most flavorful cup.|
|Double your tea-drinking pleasure; try any of these flavors hot or iced!|
|Gluten Free: Yes|
|Kosher: Star K|
|Ingredients: Ingredients: Chinese black tea, Ginger Pieces, Peach Pieces, Apricot Pieces, and Natural Ginger-Peach Flavor|
I LOVE Apricots and Peaches. I always have! As a matter of fact…when I was a toddler my mother used to buy me dehydrated apricots and I would eat them right out of the bag! I mean, what little kid voluntarily eats Apricots, eh!? It’s like I couldn’t get enough of them! I still like them to this day!
I also like Ginger in many things…mostly food. Usually I don’t gravitate to the Ginger Teas that I see right away because the ones I have had in the past are either “Too Much Ginger” that is overwhelms the rest of the ingredients or it’s “fake tasting”.
It seems I have struggled to find many Ginger Flavors that work with my palate…until NOW…
This Ginger, Peach, and Apricot Flavored Black Tea from Boston Tea Co is terrific!
Another description I found for this tea – in short – is listed on Steepster as:
Ginger bits, lush peaches and apricots blended with Chinese black tea and enhanced with natural ginger-peach flavor add up to a delightfully sweet-tart refresher.
That pretty much sums it up! My thoughts are that the Peach and Apricot seem to be pretty good friends in this flavored black tea. It seems to have the perfect amount of ginger for my liking!
So far…this is one of my favorites from Boston Tea Co.