Review: Choice Organic Chamomile Citrus

Chamomile Tea, Choice Organic, Citrus Tea, Hibiscus Tea, Lemon Myrtle Tea, Orange Peel Tea Add comments
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Its OK"For me it seems a bit “watered” down, not quite strong enough. I like the flavors and the blend but I do wish it were stronger."
David_A’s Teaview: 6/10
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The tea sample I received came in a paper bag (almost resembling a large tea bag) with a modern pyramid sachet inside. I checked out the website (https://www.choiceorganicteas.com/) which states that they use organic ingredients and follow “Fair Trade” practices which involve a living wage and usually some form of ownership for the workers. It is a good social justice practice for certain parts of the world where some labor practices can be very unfair.
The ingredients are Chamomile, orange peel, hibiscus, lemon myrtle, and citrus flavor. The aroma is very light and airy. I actually smelled scents of chocolate, which did not mesh with the list of ingredients. The citrus and hibiscus come through ever so slightly.

Brewing:
Fully boiled water stood for about 3 minutes before steeping 6 minutes. I made a large cup for the one sachet so I let it stand the maximum recommended time.

Taste/Impressions:
Even as the tea steeped it was possible to pick up the scent of citrus. Even while hot the first taste of tea has a distinct lemon/citrus taste to it. Not overpowering but clearly there. The hibiscus comes through after the initial taste hits the mouth. At least hot the tea does not have a long lasting taste. As long I had the tea in my mouth the citrus was available in the taste but vanished as soon as I swallowed. For me it seems a bit “watered” down, not quite strong enough. I like the flavors and the blend but I do wish it were stronger. Chamomile and citrus flavors go well together. I hoped as the tea cooled off the flavors would be more predominant but the hope never materialized. Overall sort of watered down. I am not sure whether such a light taste was intended or not.

Conclusion:
The tea is an interesting blend of potentially good flavors and balance but just not strong or hearty enough. This tea would really shine if the flavors came through stronger. If you like very light herbal teas then this one may suit you very well.

— To purchase Choice Organic Chamomile Citrus, 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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