Review: Dream Tea Boutique Forsman Tea Anti-stress Herbal Tea

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Thumbs up!"I can't say that this herbal tea really made me feel less stressed but it certainly makes for a pleasant cup. I would recommend it to those looking for a fruity and slightly tangy tisane."
Sophie’s Teaview: 7.1/10
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Containing hibiscus, lemongrass, elderberries, rose hip, chamomile and jasmine flowers, petals of camellia and bits of pineapple, this tisane claims to be helpful in fighting stress and depression. It's also flavoured with natural strawberry aroma and cream. The blend has a pretty potpourri look to it, combining an abundance of colourful pieces of fruit, herbs and petals. The strawberry flavouring dominates the aroma completely. While it's strong, it's not cloying or artificial seeming.

I brewed a heaping teaspoonful of the blend in 8 ounces of freshly boiled, filtered water. The 5 minute steep results in a deep cherry red cup scented with a gently tart and sweet aroma. The flavour makes me think of an adult version of fruit punch: sweet and lightly tart but less intensely so than the usual sugar and juice concoction. The hibiscus contributes a gentle astringency that works well paired with the lemongrass. Adding the tiniest amount of sweetener turns this cup into a fruity, kid-friendly beverage. Forget about re-steeping this tisane though, unless you're interested in a washed out lemongrass infusion. All the other ingredients have given up the ghost.

I also tried some of this blend iced. The cold somehow magnifies the hibiscus' contribution. As a result, the brew is quite tart and isn't really palatable unless it's sweetened. Once a bit of sweetener is added however, it's relatively refreshing in a tangy sort of way. Those who don't like hibiscus should abstain however - cold this cup is similar to the "zinger" type tisanes on the market.

I can't say that this herbal tea really made me feel less stressed but it certainly makes for a pleasant cup. I was initially worried that the many ingredients would not work well together but in the end I found this tisane to be a well crafted blend. It's reasonably priced to boot, especially considering the quality of the ingredients. I would recommend it to those looking for a fruity and tart tisane.

— To purchase Dream Tea Boutique Forsman Tea Anti-stress Herbal Tea, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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