Review: Red Leaf Tea Eight Herb Tea

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Thumbs up!"Wise man say: Too many cooks spoil the broth... However too many herbs, are more or less fine."
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redleafeightherbSo for a spoiler right off the bat the herbs are "Duh dada Duh" spearmint, rosemary, lemon balm, linden, eucalyptus, wood betony, blackberry leaf, and eleuthero root. Many of those I have never had individually so I couldn't tell you what of them I could taste in the blend. Eight herb blends, or X herb blends seem to be pretty common in the herbal supplement market, although I don't know how long a history such blends have.

So right off the bat you can smell and see the mint, the rosemary, possibly the Lemon balm (not sure what the grassy stuff was, could be lemon balm), and the Eleuthero Root or possibly the wood betony, whichever one looks more like flecks of tree bark. Its a very herbish, and very fragmented blend, I double-checked on the site and the small fragments appear to be a feature and not a bug. Not that the site mentions them, just that they look exactly like the fragments in my baggy.

I'm sure this mix is purported to have a varied assortment of health claims, but if you've read anything else by me at this site you'd realize, I just plain don't care. Most food is healthy, but food and medicine are two different things, both are necessary for basic health, but that doesn't mean they are interchangeable, and I never treat Teas or Tisane as medicine. Teas and Tisanes have other, more flavorful benefits.

When brewed the mix had an almost olive-oil like flavor and texture, it was very viscose and a light green, it rolled and caressed the tongue without smothering or overwhelming it. The flavor is Largely that of the spearmint, and the lemon balm, with just a kiss from the rosemary at the end, and the other elements adding a little depth. I'm not sure what the fad is these days with adding soo many ingredients to herbal blends, the truth is that no matter what you do the tongue is most likely to only work out a few flavors, and just sort of ignore the rest.

Wild, Untamed, Sexy, yeah I've got it all, but this blend was pretty good too. Not quite my type of thing, but it probably hits just the right spot for the herbal set. It smells great, looks herbie, and tastes nice, minty, and sweet, so its more than worth a few bucks to give a shot.

— To purchase Red Leaf Tea Eight Herb 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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