|"If you are trying cure what ails ya with say some St. John's Wort or Mugwort and want to get a good night's sleep, then this might be a good choice. I would strongly encourage you to research all of the herbs used here as some of them do have side effects that might not be good for you."|
The Environmentally Minded website sells Joshua Tea products and other hand crafted organic products tailored to an active lifestyle. It is worth taking a minute to check it out if that sort of thing appeals to you. They also carry a handful of herbal tea blends. This one, Dream, smells very minty and the website does indicate that this is a minty blend, but the the ingredients of Dream are listed as Mugwort, Skullcap, Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Wild Oat Tops, St. John's Wort, and a special blend of natural plant extracts for flavor.
I am at least somewhat familiar with all of the ingredients in this except Mugwort (sounds like a Harry Potter hangout). Mugwort is apparently one of those herbs used in everything to cure pretty much everything. According to wikipedia, Mugwort is widely used in witchcraft. Mugwort is said to be useful in inducing lucid dreaming and astral travel. Consumption of the plant, or a tincture thereof, prior to sleeping is said to increase the intensity of dreams, the level of control, and to aid in the recall of dreams upon waking. One common method of ingestion is to smoke the plant. Also, pregnant ladies need to steer clear of this because it has also been known to cause uterine contractions.
I prepared this with boiling water and infused it for 5+ min. This is actually a very pleasant blend that is dominated by mint flavor (peppermint I believe). I can also mildly distinguish the chamomile and, as it cooled, I got a very subtle lemon aftertaste. This blend is definitely relaxing and tasty. The mint is strong and you do have to pay attention to pick up on the chamomile, and even more so the lemon balm.
Mint herbal blends are essentially a dime a dozen. This one is not particularly special when it comes to taste. However, the herbs used are a bit more obscure and you don't find them in every blend, which is exactly what I like about this. If you are trying cure what ails ya with say some St. John's Wort or Mugwort and want to get a good night's sleep, then this might be a good choice. I would strongly encourage you to research all of the herbs used here as some of them do have side effects that might not be good for you. For that reason, this might be best enjoyed in moderation. Otherwise, there is nothing objectionable about the taste and it is, frankly, quite pleasant. Now, I'm off to go have some funky dreams. Night!
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