Vanessa’s Teaview Snapshot
|"Compared to my previous experiences with other unique blends by Nucha, I have to say that Divine Armor is by far the most palatable, thanks in large part to the lingering sweetness that is evident at the end of each sip"|
I really like Nucha's approach to combining a myriad of often obscure ingredients that are rooted in traditional Chinese medicine. I also enjoy the way the information is presented on their packaging, with witty remarks and apropos quotations. Although not a criticism of the tea itself, I do have to note that I found that packaging for their Divine Armor blend incredibly hard to read. The packet is white with yellow text and designs, with little to no contrast between the white and yellow, it is really difficult to read the package to get any information. Therefore I relied on their website to get the information I needed. This tea contains ginger, astralagus root, goji berry, jujube, licorice, longan, and osmanthus. Nucha's website writes that this tea "possesses anti-aging and anti-fatigue properties to aid in the maintenance of bones, skin, muscle, blood, hormones and neurotransmitters...". Statements like that can probably never be fully proven or debunked, so I will focus on what I can assess myself, which is how the tea tastes and if I noticed and immune-boosting effects. Following Nucha's recommendations, I steeped the tea bag for ten minutes in boiling water. The tea is a light yellow color, akin to the color of a freshly brewed green tea. The tea is not overly fragrant, but a close whiff does reveal botanical and sweet notes. There is no denying the herbal flavor of this tea. It is equal parts woodsy, planty (if that is even a word), and sweet, with the overall effect being fairlyt medicinal in nature. I was hoping that the ginger flavor would be more prevalent, but it was actually rather mild. I am unfamiliar with some of these ingredients, so it is hard for me to determine if one of those is dominating the cup. For those ingredients with which I am familiar, I don't notice any one flavor jumping out much among the others, although I do feel as if I could taste the licorice most at the end of each sip. Overall, though, I was pleased with the flavor of this tea, and compared to my previous experiences with other unique blends by Nucha, I have to say that Divine Armor is by far the most palatable so far, thanks in large part to the lingering sweetness that is evident at the end of each sip. As with other reviews of Nucha, I find it hard to assess the tea's efficacy towards any health condition after only drinking one or two glasses of this tea. But I do believe in the power of natural medicines, so I am hoping that my drinking of this tea will keep me healthy!
— To purchase Nucha Tea Divine Armor, 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.