Review: Joshua Tree Unplugged

Anise Tea, Black Pepper Tea, Cardamom Tea, Chai Tea, Cinnamon Tea, Ginger Tea, Gotu Kola Tea, Herbal Tea, Joshua Tree, Kava Tea, Licorice Root Tea, Rosemary Tea, Skullcap Tea, St. John's Wort Tea Add comments
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Its OK"This does remind me of a subtle chai with a licorice twist. The anise/licorice component isn't too in your face while this is hot, but previous experience tells me that they will become more prevalent as the cup cools."
Laura’s Teaview: 5/10
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joshuatreeunplugged.jpg"This potent tea relaxes your body while stimulating the mind and induces a sense of clarity. Caution - too much of this tea can put you in a different realm!" --- Environmentally Minded website.

So a few months back, a guy was flirting with me at the gym while my boyfriend watched from afar on the treadmill. Just saying. We were talking about health stuff and I happened to mention that I am a tea fanatic. He inquired if I had tried kava kava (I had not). He described it to me as a herbal that is used to relax people, and as someone who has been a lifelong insomniac, I was intrigued. The ingredients in this blend include: Kava Kava, St. John’s Wort, Damiana, Rosemary, Skullcap, Gingko, Gotu Kola, Cinnamon, Anise, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Ginger, Licorice, and a special blend of natural plant extracts for flavor.

My initial thoughts about this blend are that it reminds me of a herbal chai. I would more excited about it if it did not include the anise, black pepper and the licorice as I am not a fan of those ingredients. I infused this blend for 5 min in water that had been brought to a boil. This does remind me of a subtle chai with a licorice twist. The anise/licorice component isn't too in your face while this is hot, but previous experience tells me that they will become more prevalent as the cup cools. I do think that I would like this herbal creation better if the aforementioned ingredients had just been left out. The spice component is also a little on the high side for folks that are planning to drink this to chill out before bed---might cause a little heartburn for those that are spice sensitive.

This personally is not a blend that I would drink for its flavor profile. I'm sure there are plenty of folks out there that would like this its taste, but I'm not one of them. In fact, I'm not too crazy about the taste and consider the cinnamon to be its saving grace. However, for those that would like the flavor profile, this might be a great way to get relaxed in the evenings. I will continue my quest for a tasty kava kava blend.

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One Response to “Review: Joshua Tree Unplugged”

  1. Geoff Says:

    Odd.

    I don’t know anyone who drinks teas with ginkgo or damiana for their relaxant properties. Both are usually considered stimulants.

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