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Tranquility from Beleave Teas

Tranquility from Beleave Teas isn’t normally something I would grab off the shelf first but there is something about this herbal tisane that spoke to me.  After some rather long reflection and sipping I cam to the conclusion it was because of the vanilla dancing with both the peppermint and the spearmint that was what spoke to me the most.

The chamomile was plentiful in this tisane but the mint and vanilla helped smooth it out and calm it down nicely.  The raspberry, papaya, and star anise played a subtle but appreciated part.  I noticed the wild cherry bark more as an afterthought and aftertaste more than anything but it was something that lingered nicely as well.

Tranquility from Beleave Teas took me by surprise because I wasn’t expecting much from it but with everything that went into this herbal and the impression it left on me the more and more I appreciated it.

The first few sample sips I tried were as a hot cuppa but I kept wondering how it would be iced so I finished the rest of the batch cold and it was just as good if not better!  It certainly pays to think (and sip) outside of your comfort zone and Tranquility from Beleave Teas was a great reminder of that!

 


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Herbal/Tisane
Where to Buy: Beleave Teas
BT-Logo_Product_Color-300-e1370880741164Description:

This tea looks as lovely as it tastes with ingredients to calm even the most restless soul. Chamomile, rosehips, raspberry, papaya, peppermint, vanilla and star anise just to name a few.

  • Origin: Small farmers from around the world.
  • Ingredients: Chamomile flowers, rosehips, raspberry, papaya, peppermint, spearmint, strawberry leaf, vanilla, passion flower, red clover, star anise, and wild cherry bark.
  • Caffeine Rating: None
  • Steeping Instructions: Temperature 208 degrees, Steep 4-6 Minutes

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Orange Detox Tea from Teavery

Orange Detox Tea from Teavery is another herbal/tisane detox tea that we were sent for review consideration here at Sororitea Sisters.  I have to say I’m pleasantly surprised at some of the newer herbals coming along the pike!

I was impressed with the diverse ingredients in this tisane.  Orange Detox Tea from Teavery has Alfalfa, Dandelion, Orange Peel, Plantain, Red Clover, Peppermint, Nettles, Rooibos, and Orange flavor.

When it comes to the ingredients I have some notes, findings, and opinions I would like to share.  Most of these herbs I would consider to be superfoods or super herbs!  I have had some really great experiences with them individually-speaking.  Of course I am not a doctor, am not offering advice, and am not making any medical claims, here, just sharing my own experiences along the way!

Alfalfa sprouts I enjoyed as a child.  Believe it or not it was one of my 3 favorite foods growing up.  I know – I know…I was a weird kid!  Between that and Red Clover I have sprouted both with success over the years and have enjoy them in various ways!  I used to have allergies to Dandelions when I was a teen but have since grown out of that – thankfully.  I really enjoy the herbal, sprouty, citrusy, and floral notes in this tisane!  When it comes to the Plantains I have to say it offers a sweet and slightly creamy texture to the sip.  It’s funny because I HATE Bananas but I seem to like Plantains!  The Rooibos also contributes to the hint of sweetness – I’m sure!  The Orange flavor and peel really kick this one out of the park in terms of flavor.  And Nettles are said to be one of the best things you can consume but I have a hard time incorporating them in my daily life so this herbal tisane was perfect in that regard!  And I think you already know my stances and LOVE of peppermint!

I think the reason I am enjoying this cuppa is not only for the taste but for all of the ‘good stuff’ in it that seemed to mesh well with everything else in the cup!  Orange Detox Tea from Teavery is another herbal and Rooibos blend I will be putting in my  GOOD PILE.


Here’s the scoop:

Leaf Type:  Herbal/Tisane/Rooibos

Where to Buy: Teavery

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An Herbal Blend, Beneficial For The Mind And Soul. Enjoy A High Noted Orange Tea With Undertones Of Mint, Plantain, Nettles, Clove, Alfalfa And Dandelion.

Organic Alfalfa, Organic Dandelion, Organic Orange Peel, Organic Plaintain, Organic Red Clover, Organic Peppermint, Organic Nettles, Organic Rooibos, Natural Orange Flavor

Learn more about this tea and tea company here.

Devotion from Red Clover Teas and Herbs

devotionTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Honeybush

Where to Buy: Red Clover Teas and Herbs

Tea Description:

When love is good, pure and unconditional, we experience true bliss, joy and happiness. It fulfills us, leaves us nourished. This tea is dedicated to two very dear friends who tied the knot after 16 years of devotion to each other!   It’s a celebration of love, life and integrity! 

INGREDIENTS
Organic/Fair Trade Honeybush Red tea, organic Taza Mexican Cinnamon Dark Chocolate pieces, organic Vanilla bean, organic Orange pieces and organic Cinnamon. 

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Picture the scene from Oliver. You know the heart wrenching one where Oliver walks up and asks for more to eat? But instead of Oliver asking for more to eat. . It is me asking for more of this tea.

This tea has blown me away! Or should I say this herbal has.

Made up of chocolate bits, honeybush, cinnamon, orange pieces and vanilla bean, this tea has everything a sweet tooth could want and more. I seriously can taste each ingredient on its own while co-mingling with the rest of the lot.  Amazing.

The dark chocolate isn’t so dark chocolate tasting that I can’t enjoy it (I am not a chocolate fan) while the honeybush and vanilla bean add in notes of creaminess.  The orange pieces provide this heaping citrus lovely background while the cinnamon kicks in a hint of spice.   I can’t get enough of this tea. This tea has such a lovely richness and creaminess to the feel of the tea.  Sweet chocolate orange love is what this herbal is.

While writing this review, I actually had to slow myself down from chugging this tea.  I haven’t had a tea hit me with the Wow factor like this in a while.

Do yourself a favor and check this herbal out.  I’m sad it is all gone now, but there will be more of this tea in my future!

High-C from Red Clover Tea and Herbs

HighCTeaTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal

Where to Buy:  Red Clover Tea and Herbs

Tea Description:

A hibiscus base tea infused with citrus, berries and spices all known for their Vitamin C content is formulated to provide you with an extra does of Vitamin C while the Wood Betony and Lemon Balm are known to support the nerves leaving you feeling calm and relaxed. The blend is a beautiful light pink color and produces an exotic aroma of spices and berries. A sweet and warm flavor gently soothes the body and warms the belly giving you a sense of comfort and ease. It’s great warm or cold as a spritzer. 

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Have you ever looked at a tea and just thought this tea is going to be amazing? The smell was fabulous and you could tell that this tea was going to have the wow factor?

I had never heard of Red Clover Tea and Herbs until the other day when I was on Twitter.  I checked out their site and couldn’t believe the amount of teas they offered.  I was excited when my nicely packaged box arrived with a few teas to sample.

High-C has this amazing delicious fragrance to it.  It has that smell that reminds me of apple butter but with quite a bit of cinnamon thrown in for good measure.  Such a nice jelly/jammy flavor. I steeped this up according to the packaging on the tin, enjoying watching the color of the water turn  to a lovely pink color.

Took my first sip, all the while still enjoying the beautiful fragrant notes of apple butter.  Wow.  This has to be one of the best herbal teas I’ve ever had.  Their is hibiscus in the blend but not an overwhelming amount.  Just enough to provide a bit of a tart flavor.  Like what you would get from a green apple.  The cinnamon is lovely and gives that hibiscus apple note something to contrast with.  The two flavors together really taste fantastic.  The cloves are there but are not dominating like a lot of other clove teas I’ve had in the past seem to be.  Wood Betony is also listed as an ingredient.  I wasn’t sure what flavor it was bringing to the table.   From what I’m seeing from Wikipedia, this herb was considered one of those herbs that would cure what ails you. Another herbal that is in this mix that I’m not 100% familiar with is red clover.  Another herb I’ll need to research more.

This organic herbal tea is simply amazing.  The taste is perfect and matches the fall weather that is coming soon for us here in the Mid-West.  I would love to try this tea in muffin mix, as a tea pop, as an iced tea. . .The notes of the apple cinnamon jammy sort really play well with experimenting.

Malibu Beach Beauty Tea from Newport Skinny Tea

NewportSkinnyTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black, Green & White Teas

Where to Buy:  Newport Skinny Tea

Tea Description:

Malibu Beach Beauty Tea has ingredients that soothe inflammation in your body, especially your tissues, and regulate the hormones that cause acne and skin irritation to show up on the surface. Ingredients in it strengthen collagen production, eliminate excess water trapped in your tissues and reduce the look of cellulite. After using the tea bags, you can place them on your external skin to reduce redness and inflammation of acne, keep away from your eye area.

Learn more about this tea blend here.

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Taster’s Review:

Before I even brewed this tea, I read through the description card that came with my sample of this Malibu Beach Beauty Tea and browsed the ingredient list and this tea has a lot going on!  Check it out:

Ingredients:  Earl Grey Tea, Young Hysson Green Tea, White Tea, Calendula, Lavender Flowers, Red Clover Blossoms, Peppermint Leaves, Rose Flowers & Hips, Linden Leaf & Flower, Elder Flower, Chamomile, Lemon Peel & Oil, Gota Cola, Honeysuckle Flower, Blackberry Leaf, Privet Fruit, Stevia Leaf, Mangosteen Peel, Natural Flavors. 

See what I mean?  There’s a lot going on.  I hope that it’s not too much going on!  But I won’t know until I try it.  So, I’m off to go brew it in my Kati Tumbler.  I’ll use 2 teaspoons of tea in the Kati basket and add 12 ounces of hot water (but not boiling).  The parameters on this description card suggest boiling water but with that many herbs plus green and white teas, I feel that boiling water is going to be too hot.  I’ll opt for a lower temperature:  180°F, and steep it for 4 minutes.  Let’s see how it goes!

Hmm … interesting.  It’s an interesting flavor – in a good way!  And as I said, there IS a lot going on.  Because of that, the result is a flavor that’s a bit more like an herbal tisane than a tea.  But that isn’t a bad thing.  I like that I’m tasting the lavender and lemon and honeysuckle!  I like that I am picking up on the flavors of peppermint and elder flower and rose!  And I can still taste notes of bergamot (which are highlighted by the lemon notes) and the black, green and white teas.

I like that there is a lot going on but it all seems to work together in a way that pleases my palate.  When I take a sip, my palate is intrigued and interested in what its experiencing.  I find myself wanting to sip more rather than push the cup aside – which is, quite frankly, what I feared!  I thought I’d take one sip of this and say NO!  No like!  But that’s not what’s happening.  Yeah, it’s different.  Yeah it’s a busy tea.  But I like it!

The prevailing note here is floral.  The lavender and honeysuckle and rose and linden and elder flowers give this a very floral flavor, but it doesn’t cross the line into perfume-y.  It doesn’t even really toe the line because there’s other flavors going on to help it take a couple of steps back and keep it tasting floral/herbaceous without going into the icky area of floral/perfume-ish.

This is something I can see myself wanting to drink on a regular basis.  It’s a got a really interesting flavor that compels me to continue drinking.

If the idea of beauty from the inside out interests you, check out Newport Skinny Tea’s complete line of teas.  You can even enter their raffle – they’re currently giving away a 21 Day TeaTox package!