Tag: licorice

Episode 008: Aveda Comforting Tea

Aveda’s Comforting Tea blend (well, it’s a tisane if we’re being super technical) is a perfect introductory herbal tea. The lush aromatics of peppermint, basil, and sweet fennel are sweetened to perfection with the addition of licorice root.

This is the same tea Aveda serves in their spas worldwide! If you’re having a rough day, brew up a cup of this and lose yourself in the taste and aroma. You’re feeling better already!

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Episode 035: Pomander

Today I’m sampling another of Handmade Tea’s older blends — Pomander. This is a very aromatic blend that includes whole cloves, star anise pods, and gunpowder black tea.

These three ingredients come together to produce a very dark liquor with a smoky, full-bodied taste. If you find it too bitter, try adding a splash of almond milk! Like other Handmade Tea blends, this can easily be assembled using ingredients from most upscale supermarkets like Whole Foods.

Episode 042: Men’s Activity Tea

ESP Emporium’s Men’s Activity Tea is a familiar blend. It reminds me a lot of Aveda’s Comforting Tea I reviewed last month; super aromatic, sweet, and slightly spicy.

There’s a ton of ingredients in here, and the mix of flavors produces a tangy yet satisfying cup of tea. I’m not sure what makes this a “men’s” tea specifically, but it did give me some get-up-and-go after lunch. Your mileage may vary.


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Episode 044: Tulsi Rama

Tulsi rama — also known as holy basil — is a tea that’s well-known and revered in Hinduism. I had two 2 oz. bags of this in my collection that I had forgotten about it, so I figured I’d brew it up for today’s tea.

The brew tastes strongly of cloves and black pepper with aromatic notes of anise. I wasn’t too crazy about the taste, but it has a ton of health benefits. To me though, it was like drinking medicine.


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Episode 057: Climber’s High

Surprise — another maté blend! As a non-coffee drinker, maté and black tea are my go-to beverages when I need a buzz. The Tea Spot’s Climber’s High is a great, well-rounded cup of tea that’s great when you need a jolt in the morning or a pick-me-up after lunch.

It’s a yerba maté blend with chai spices, so it’s a light in body but heavy on flavor. There’s also tulsi rama, green tea, white tea, and pu’erh in this blend. It’s kind of a Whitman’s Sampler of tea in one cup!


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