Sunday, March 11, 2012

REVIEW: Stash Herbal Tea

First of all I will state, I have always been a black tea drinker. I drink my tea with splenda in it and that’s it! Lately I’ve been branching out to different tea flavors. I particularly love green tea with blueberry & acai, I’ve since experimented with white tea which I did not like. Anyway, typically, I drink caffeinated teas. There are some things in the world I think are meant to have caffeine and if they don’t have caffeine what is the use in drinking them? I thought that way … until I’ve tried these teas.

Typically caffeine does not bother me at night. I can drink a cup of coffee and go right to bed. It does not wake me up in the morning; it’s the aroma and the warmth that I am looking for in the AM. I found my blueberry green tea kept me up well past 2AM a few weeks ago because I decided to have TWO cups after 11pm. I will now be using Stash tea as my late night tea drink since they are caffeine free!

I made my boyfriend a cup of Lemon Ginger tea and myself a cup of Cinnamon Apple Chamomile tea. I put some splenda in our mugs, put the tea bags in (the lemon ginger I accidentally pulled the string right out of the bag) and poured the hot boiling water into the mugs. I let them steep roughly 3 minutes before drinking and they were really good! I would say the Lemon Ginger was my favorite (my boyfriend kindly let me taste his). It reminded me of a lemon cough drop, just without the menthol flavoring. Nice and smooth. The apple cinnamon was good; you could definitely smell the cinnamon and taste the apple. It wasn’t tart or sour, which was also surprising since anything apple (aside from juice) can tend to sway sour.

The sampler box contains 18 packages of tea, 2 of each flavor, 9 flavors in total. The flavors in the box are: Acai Berry, Blueberry Superfruit, Chamomile, Cinnamon Apple Chamomile, Lemon Ginger, Licorice Spice, Mango Passionfruit, Peppermint and Wild Raspberry Hibiscus. I can’t say I’m going to be adventurous enough to try the licorice just because it’s not a flavor I like on its own, or even in baked goods, so never mind in a liquid form.

Overall, I think these teas are a great addition to any pantry. They’re flavorful and the taste varies, which could branch out to every individuals taste buds.

Disclaimer: I received this product free from Influenster in my Love VoxBox. This does not effect my opinion or views on the product whatsoever.

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