Review: EuroTcup Tisane for Good Digestion

Anise Tea, Blue Mallow Tea, Chamomile Tea, EuroTcup, Fennel Tea, Marigold Tea, Peppermint tea Add comments
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Thumbs up!"One of the more pleasant medicinal cups I've pursed lips for in a long time. "
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Over the last few days, it would be a fabrication to say I've been eating well. The problem with being among a good group of friends is the willing peer pressure. By willing, I mean, "What? Pizza? Oh, heck, why not?" It's that very "why not" that sets me on a path to a protrusive abdomen. And the accompanying indigestion. The answer most nights is to go for straight chamomile. Sure, it tastes like medicine and bathwater mixed, but it's soothing to just about all parts of the body.

EuroTCup takes chamomile's old hat and adorns it with some very interesting bonnet bouquets - peppermint leaves, anise, fennel, cumin, mallow flowers, and marigolds. I was already aware of peppermint's and fennel's contribution to good digestion, but the others were an eyebrow-archer. Anise was first and foremost a reliever of colic and cold-related ailments. Secondary and tertiary benefits were enhancement of breast milk properties and relief of flatulence; how unusual. In parts of South Asia, cumin was used for digestive ailments and false labor pains (due to gas), but I mostly knew it for its culinary applications. Marigolds were often used as food coloring for European dishes, but were also added to some black tea blends as a natural sweetener when paired with safflower. Blue mallow? looks pretty.

That said, the blend looked lovely enough. It resembled holistic fusions I've encountered before, bursting in a myriad of garden colors, complete with an herbal scent. Peppermint dominated the aroma. I was also pleased they called this a tisane in the title, unlike their inaccurately-named "Tea for Breastfeeding Mums" (of which no actual tea was present).

Although I saw symbols for brewing instructions below the tisane description, there were no specific recommendations listed with them. I tried to decipher them like hieroglyphics, but without a Rosetta Stone, I was in the dark. I went with what I knew from tisanes past - 1 heaping teaspoon in 8oz of boiled water steeped for six minutes.

I will give this blend credit, it brewed up beautifully to a sparkling bronze liquor. Unlike some chamomile mixes that infused to a foggy something-er-other. Peppermint still took point on the aroma; the steam was laced with it. Chamomile trailed a foot or two behind it, but I couldn't make out much else - no spicy tilt from the fennel or anise. They did show up, however, in the taste. The mint and 'mile made the introductions, but a silky lean from the fennel bridged the gap all the way to a floral-sweet finish. One of the more pleasant medicinal cups I've pursed lips for in a long time.

— To purchase EuroTcup Tisane for Good Digestion, 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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