Love & Joy Tisane from Verdant Tea

Love-and-JoyTisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Tulsi, Herbal & Fruit Tisane

Where to Buy:  Verdant Tea

Tisane Description:

The light apple aroma of the chamomile is tempered by herbs and florals and grounded with cacao. This blend does what tea is known to do – bring you to a place of relaxation and reflection. Love & Joy blend tastes sweet and has a soft and round mouthfeel. Sip, relax and enjoy.

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Taster’s Review:

What an interesting tisane!  This Love & Joy Tisane from Verdant Tea is the second tea that I’m tasting from February’s Amoda Tea Tasting Box.  Yeah, I’m a little behind.  My March box should be arriving within days, and I’m still getting around to tasting February’s teas!  Better get a move on!

This tisane has an abundance of ingredients:

Marigold (calendula), Goji, Linden Leaf + Flower, Honeysuckle, Chamomile, Tulsi, Elderberry, Cacao, Coriander, Frankincense.

And even though there seems to be a lot going on here, the flavors all meld together in an agreeable way.  The first flavor that I can identify is the chamomile, and it offers a light, crisp, apple-y flavor to the cup.  Then I notice the tulsi, and it tastes of basil and mint.  There is a background of berry notes, and these berry notes come forward in the aftertaste.  I get that tart note, that tingly berry sensation that you might experience after eating a tart berry.

After my first few sips, I start to realize that there is a distinct lime-ish note to this and then I re-read the ingredient list:  linden!  Yep, that would do it.  The linden really brightens the cup.

There are light floral notes, not so much from the calendula (I very rarely taste a strong flavor from the marigold petals), but from the honeysuckle.  It tastes sweet and floral and I like this little bit of sweetness from the honeysuckle.

In this cup, I smell the frankincense more than I taste it, but there is a warm spiciness to this cup which is not just from the coriander (and the tulsi!), but also the frankincense.

I found myself wanting more cacao.  No big surprise there, I guess, since I am a chocoholic.  My first 1/3 of the cup, I didn’t really notice much cacao at all, but by the time I finished that first 1/3 of the cup, I started to pick up on the notes of chocolate, and … YUM!  I like the way the notes of chocolate meld with the other flavors of this cup.  Sure, I’d like more cacao, but, I always do, don’t I?

As it is, this is a really interesting, intriguing cup.  It seems to draw me deeper into the depths of its flavor with every sip.  I discover more flavors each time I take a drink.

I have to admit that I like this a whole lot more than I thought I would.  I’m not usually all that excited to try tisanes, but, this is really tasty!

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