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Authentic Teas Armenian Blend

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.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.