Tag: spearmint

Episode 197: Sweet Dreams

Bigelow has been hit or miss for me in terms of flavor, so I wasn’t sure what to expect with this herbal tea blend. I’m guessing the chamomile, known for its calming qualities, contributes to the “Dreams” part of Bigelow Tea’s Sweet Dreams. The rest of the ingredients are all over the place: peppermint, spearmint, hibiscus, orange, and rose.

Even with this motley mix of ingredients, the blend is not half bad! I think the mint and the chamomile cancel each other out (one relaxes you, the other stimulates you), but the resulting brew is a fruity, minty blend with a bit of natural sweetness. And hey — there’s the “Sweet” part of this tea’s name!

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Episode 217: Graveyard Mist

52Teas is back! (Although if you’ve listened to this show from the beginning, they’ve never really left.) They’re back in the land of the living with this aptly named blend — Graveyard Mist. The blend is a mix of two green teas (sencha, lu shan yun wu), marshmallow root, and spearmint.

The taste is minty, marshmallow-y, but mellow. The spearmint really stands out the most here, with the marshmallow providing a nice creamy note. Even hot, it’s a very cooling tea. It’s an interesting mix of flavors, and that’s something that’s been 52Teas’ signature from the very beginning. Check the TYOT Instagram page for more teas from 52Teas!

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Episode 224: Pink Rose Lemonade

Jackie and the good folks over at The Tea Spot sent over a great assortment of teas for me to try, and I decided to sample their Pink Rose Lemonade first. It’s a fragrant blend of rose petals, lemongrass, chamomile, spearmint, and lavender, along with some citrus flavors provided by orange peel and lemon balm.

This is a very relaxing and calming tea! The combination of lemongrass and spearmint is fruity and naturally sweet, and the other components round out the rest of the blend pretty nicely. It’s a great tea to have in your collection!

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Episode 269: Valerian Dream

Rishi Tea mentions that their Valerian Dream blend is “intriguing”…which is pretty much spot on. This is an varied blend of ingredients — cardamom, fennel, licorice, strawberries, spearmint, rose petals, orange, and valerian root.

This tea…I’m trying to pinpoint the flavor. You’ve got a lot of strong flavors here, and the licorice gives a natural sweetness. It reminds me a lot of ESP Emporium’s Fasting Tea, but not as savory.

I will say this — it did help me relax.

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Episode 312: Wild Sweet Orange

I haven’t had any offerings from Tazo in a while, but this Wild Sweet Orange caught my eye because it was one of my favorite blends before they became part of Starbucks. This is a herbal tea blend of range peel, ginger, peppermint, and more.

It’s not exactly how I remember it, but it still has a nice, sharp orange flavor. It reminds me a bit of Just Add Honey’s Sweet Tart, but more on the sweet end. Probably better to have this iced instead of hot, but your mileage may vary.

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