Monday, September 16, 2013

Raizana Teas DigesTea

Raizana Teas
Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance: varied shades of greens and browns, very large chamomile blossoms
Ingredients: Cilantro, Dill Weed, Passionflower, Spearmint, Chamomile, Lemongrass, Stevia, Natural papaya flavor
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 170 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser
Liquor: gold

I generally don't drink that many herbal infusions but Raizana Teas stood out for me because of their commitment to crafting high quality teas that taste good. Health benefits are not why I drink tea but this particular blend is designed to aid digestion. I was drawn to it because cilantro and dill weed are not ingredients that you usually see in tea. The taste was herbaceous, floral and sweet with just a hint of papaya flavor. Chamomile seemed to dominate the flavor profile but I was still able to pick out the other elements. The spearmint added a cooling aftertaste that was really pleasant and the Stevia makes it unnecessary to sweet this herbal tea. Overall this was a well balanced and enjoyable blend. I'll be reach for it before bed when I'm looking for a caffeine free sip.

You can find out more about this tea here.