Herbal Tea

January 25, 2007

If you are anything like me, you may have an assortment of herbal teas getting pushed to the back of the cupboard. My new daily habit is to try a different one every morning using the older ones first and so finding out my personal favourites and also which ones not to buy again! So far this year I’ve had:

- ‘Revitalising Tea’ made by Pukka herbs; this was quite spicy but lovely

- Camomile tea; you either love it or hate it; I love it with a tiny bit of honey in it

- Cold and Flu season tea; again quite spicy, I prefer my homemade one which is made up of dried peppermint, yarrow and elderflower

- Tesco’s soothing fruit and herb infusion – didn’t like this at all; tasted quite chemically and bitter

- Nettle Tea – one of my favourites, delicious and high in iron, vitamin c amongst other things

- Swirling mist white tea is today’s drink which is really good too.

I’d love to hear about your favourites!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Marion Ryan 01.26.07 at 11:52 am

Hi Madeleine

Welcome to Blogworld, you’re gonna be a natural!

My favourites tend to be the red ones. Twinings do peach and passionfruit, strawberry and loganberry, blackcurrant burst…

The box is a great colour too – lilac – my favourite!

I’m afraid I don’t like herbal tea enough to make it my drink of choice but when I’m feeling virtuous, I can get right back into it; I’ve only ever had one herbal tea that was totally undrinkable and I’ve erased the exact traumatising mixture from my brain. But it definitely included honey flavour and it tasted and smelt like something from the bottom of the kitchen bin.

So as I’m currently in a virtuous state I’ve brought my boxes right to the front of the cupboard and the next time the kettle goes on, that’s what I’ll be supping.

2 Tracey 01.31.07 at 10:19 am

Hi Madeleine

I absolutely LOVE green tea with ginseng by Clipper, I think.

And I’ve recently added white tea with vanilla to my collection (I reckon I have about 15 at the moment!), which is rather lovely.

I also really like fennel tea and chamomile and spearmint tea, oh, and the detox tea by Yogi – not to detox, just for the taste!

Bottoms up!


3 shelley 01.31.07 at 9:26 pm

I loved your swirling mist white tea and will be buying some very soon. Thanks! Love the website and the blog, great work Madeleine!

4 Jean 04.19.07 at 2:54 pm

I am the same, forever buying teas and then not getting around to actually using them. I was in France recently and brought back some nice tea called “Flat Stomach Tea” from a company called Bio Jardin (or maybe Jardin Bio?, I’ve fogotten). It’s mint, green anis, licorice of some kind and marshmallow. Mostly tastes of mint which I like as I’m not a big fan of aniseed flavour. Very effective too.

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