Review: Joshua Tree Dream

Chamomile Tea, Herbal Tea, Joshua Tree, Lemon Balm Tea, Mint Tea, Mugwort Tea, Skullcap Tea, St. John's Wort Tea Add comments
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Its OK"If you're looking for a calming tea before bedtime, I'm sure this would work just fine. But if you're not after advertised health effects, this tea doesn't really leave much to come back for."
Christine’s Teaview: 5/10
Other Teaviews: Laura gave it 7.5/10
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joshuatreedream.jpgWhen I buy a tea, the first thing I look at is what ingredients it has, not what health benefits it's supposed to have. Since Joshua Tree doesn't just sell tea (they're primarily a sporting goods merchant), most of their teas are marketed as having some sort of specific effect, such as relaxing or energizing. This isn't something I normally buy into (and not something I'm basing my review on), so I picked which ones to try based on their ingredients. Dream sounded interesting enough: "Mugwort, Skullcap, Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Wild Oat Tops, St. John’s Wort, and a special blend of natural plant extracts for flavor." Unfortunately, while it's not bad, it just isn't as interesting as the ingredients make it sound.

The dry tea does look interesting, since a lot of the ingredients aren't common and don't really look like anything I'm used to seeing in tea. It smells interesting, too. Strong mint backed up something tangier, like a sour fruit that I can't quite put my finger on. The brewed tea doesn't smell quite as tangy, mostly just spearmint-y. And the final brew doesn't have any of the tang in the flavor; it's all mint, with a bit of an earthy, organic finish. Not very interesting at all, except for the fact that the mint flavor is so strong without actually using any mint (unless it's somehow included in the "special blend of natural plant extracts").

Bottom Line: If you're looking for a calming tea before bedtime, I'm sure this would work just fine. But if you're not after advertised health effects, this tea doesn't really leave much to come back for.

— To purchase Joshua Tree Dream, 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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