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Patriot Tea (Daughters of the American Revolution) from Local Coffee & Tea

Patriot Tea (Daughters of the American Revolution) from Local Coffee & Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Rooibos

Where to Buy:  Local Coffee & Tea

Product Description:

Daughters of the Revolution vowed to “drink tea made from weeds” instead of imported tea. Thankfully they chose herbs, fruits and flowers to make their tea and as a celebration of those early beverages we now present them to you in this beautiful tea!

A CERTIFIED ORGANIC Rooibos blended with lavender the “Herb of Harmony”, rosehip shells, dried red and black currants, rose petals and bilberries. Heady, perfumed lavender notes with a floral, fresh, fruity and mellow flavor. This is a very relaxing tea for consumption any time of day or night. Naturally caffeine-free.

Taster’s Review:

It took me a while to finally taste this tea.  But I didn’t hesitate with this tea because I didn’t think I would like it.  In fact, I was quite certain I would enjoy it.  I love lavender, I love currants, so I felt that this tea had a lot of potential, even though it is a rooibos blend.  The reason I postponed trying this tea is because of the name.  I wanted to save this tea to review closer to a patriotic holiday … like the 4th of July.  But the 4th came and went and I had forgotten about this tea.

So… here I am now a couple of months after July and I figure that now is is as patriotic a time as any.  And really, do we really need a reason to celebrate our patriotism?  Especially if that patriotism is demonstrated through tea!

This is a delicious rooibos blend.  It has a very nice amount of lavender essence, providing a beautiful, heady scent and delicious, sweet flavor without tasting too lavender-y.  I love lavender, but it can be a little too much at times.  Here, it’s just right.  The rose adds a hint of flavor that proves to be very harmonious with the lavender notes.

The elderberries and currants add a tasty berry flavor that is pleasantly tart.  That tartness offers a nice contrast to the sweet floral taste and gives the overall cup a nice sense of balance.

This is a very tasty “tea made from weeds!”

1 thought on “Patriot Tea (Daughters of the American Revolution) from Local Coffee & Tea

  1. What an interesting historical piece of information but it makes so much sense. Contrast the drinking of herbals etc during the revolution to the changes in tea preference during WWII. I a recent session on tea trends the speaker noted that before WWII many Americans drank green tea but after Pearl Harbor changed to black to support the British. I love reading about tea history and appreciate this nugget of yours. Thanks for sharing.

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