So, let’s talk about what I know about nettle. (It’s not much, but bear with me here.) 1. It’s an herb (shocking, I know) 2. It’s chock full of minerals. 3. It’s great for when you need hydration. Annnnd 4. It’s kinda bitter.
(Quick disclosure: I’m not a doctor. Of herby things or otherwise. Over and out.)
So you’ll imagine my surprise when I brewed up this cup and found it to be… buttery? Smooth, a little sweet. Not bitter in the slightest. Upon some further research, I found that this brew is blended with some peppermint and vanilla, perfectly rounding out any herbal-ness that could have been too… herbally. Dare I even say it tastes a little bit like a treat? Nothing added, and it’s the perfect dessert-y nightcap that’s actually good for you!
This pleasant surprise of a cup is a great way to get more yummy herbal teas in your diet without them being (well, let’s face it)– icky. Nicely done, Republic of Tea!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Herbal
Where to Buy: Republic of Tea
Nettle leaves have been known to support the body in a variety of ways. Studies have shown that it can help reduce joint inflammation and can help support kidney function.* Nettle tea has also been popular as a tonic for centuries to help women through all phases of life, from menstruation, through pregnancy and breastfeeding, to menopause.* A touch of mint and vanilla makes this tea a joy to sip.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
Detox Herbal Supplement with Green Tea from Lipton
What a name! Detox Herbal Supplement with Green Tea from Lipton. Goodness. What this tea really should be called is amazing tasting Detox tea that you’ll want to drink that isn’t overwhelmingly spiced with ginger and is one of the best grapefruit teas around! Yes, that’s right. . . Grapefruit Detox tea. . .
I am one of those that is constantly on the look out for great tasting detox teas. Not because of the whole losing weight detox plan but because I have found that detox teas with spices like nettle and yes ginger, can actually help me feel better. But so many of those teas make you want to just gulp the tea to get it over with instead of experiencing and really enjoying the tea.
Recently, we were asked to review a new Wellness line of teas from Lipton. I will be 100% honest here. Lipton is the tea I grew up on and still drink it from time to time at my parents house. But beyond that, I don’t drink a whole ton of Lipton products. So when these teas showed up at my door, I wasn’t sure what to expect. What ended up happening, is that I fell in love with a Lipton tea!
Brewed up with water prepped right under boiling, I steeped this tea sachet for about 4 minutes. While the tea was steeping, I kept sticking my nose in the steam to get the wonderful aromas that were omitting from my cuppa. Right away, you can pick up the grapefruit essential oil. Such a lovely fresh and clean smell. I couldn’t wait for the tea to cool so I could take a sip.
First sip in and my search for a grapefruit has been satisfied. This tea is delicious. Grapefruit and green tea are the major flavors you pick up and towards the end of each sip is this really lovely herbal finish. There is a sweet, tart, vegetal, and herbal contrasting play each and every time you take a sip of this tea.
Super happy with this tea and especially with how this tea is in a easy tea bag form. I was even happier when I was in my local grocery store the other day and this tea was sitting on the shelf.
Now I have a great detox tea with nettle and dandelion root along with a grapefruit tea that makes me smile. I’m a happy tea loving gal!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Lipton
Bounce back to you with the new Lipton Detox Herbal Supplement with Green Tea, containing dandelion, nettle, and grapefruit. Detox is an herbal infusion that’s the perfect companion to clean eating*. Carefully selected botanicals are blended with green tea and grapefruit essential oil that make every cup delicious. Enjoy a daily cup or two of Lipton Detox to supplement your varied, balanced diet.