According to Authentic Teas’ blog, the ingredients of this tea were used by ancient herbalists as an anti-inflammatory especially for the treatment of colds and flu. That makes this tea particularly timely since I am fighting off a terrible cold. The ingredients of this herbal blend include wild mountain thyme and organic linden flowers. The dry leaves were small and sage green in appearance. I made this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 212 degree water for five minutes. The liquor was deep amber.
I was really curious about this selection because I have never tried a tea with thyme or linden flowers. It was herbaceous but mild with a cooling aftertaste. The thyme was the dominant flavor but there was a hint of floral sweetness, presumably from the linden flowers. Herbal teas aren’t usually my first choice when reaching into the tea cabinet but I’ve been impressed with the teasans that I have tried from Authentic Teas. I would definitely recommend this tea.