Solar Plexus Yoga Herbal Tea from Simpson & Vail

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal

Where to Buy:  Simpson & Vail

Company Description:

The Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura) is located in the solar plexus and is associated with the color yellow and the symbol of the ten-petal lotus flower. It is the seat of our emotions and our desire for non-dominating power, energy, and spontaneity. It is responsible for the regulation and distribution of energy in our body.

In balance, this chakra will activate our soul and enable us to be confident, focused and comfortable with ourselves, transforming our emotions into soulful passions that will radiate outward.

This energizing tea has a golden cup with a complex flavor that is smooth and has a lingering earthiness. Connect to the solar plexus energy by rubbing your belly and breathing using your diaphragm. Try empowering yourself by changing your thoughts about your daily activities from “I have to” to “I choose to”.

Suggested yoga poses and further information on this chakra are included inside the 3 oz box.

Organic Lemon Peel, Anise Seed, Eleuthero Root, Cinnamon Bark, Fenugreek, Fennel Seed, Damiana Leaf, Ginger Root & Cadamom Seeds.

Taster’s Review:

I must admit, this tea scared me a little bit at first.  While reading the name of the tea “Solar Plexus” – my thought was “health food” – and not in a good way!  But my curiosity and sense of adventure won out over my apprehension and I decided to give it a try.  After all, how bad could it be?  If it was really bad, I could always dump it out and brew something else.

But no need!  This is actually quite tasty!  The ginger root, cinnamon, fennel seed, and cardamom give it a real pleasing warmth and peppery kick.  The ginger dominates, but I really like how it plays with these other spices.  It almost gives the overall cup a sort of chai-like flavor – but it’s a bit more complex than that.

The lemon peel gives a nice, citrusy flavor and an appealing taste, especially when paired with the ginger.  I can also taste a pleasant licorice kind of flavor from the anise – and I think that this just might be my favorite part of this tea!  YUM!

The other herbs and spices in this blend I am less familiar with, so it is difficult for me to discern their actual contribution to the overall flavor of the cup.  But, what I can say is this tea has a very interesting depth of flavor that is quite unlike most herbal teas I’ve tasted.

I was very happily surprised by this tea.  It is tasty, and has a very soothing effect.  I like it!

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