Misty Morning from Good 4 You

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Yerba Maté & Herbal

Where to Buy:  Good 4 You on Etsy

Company Description:

♥ A lemony yerba mate’ blend to lift the mind’s mist every morning, day or night! For memory, concentration and mental alertness. Recommended for studying & staying focused. There’s feverfew in it too, to possibly help a headache. A tea made for the crown chakra.

Ingredients: yerba mate leaves, lemon grass leaves, lemon balm leaves, gotu kola leaves, gingko leaves, rosemary leaves, stevia leaves, sage leaves & feverfew flowers and leaves. (CAFFEINATED)

Taster’s Review:

I want to start this review by saying that I really like this company.  Good 4 You has a shop on Etsy, and for those of you who are unfamiliar with Etsy, it’s a fantastic venue where artists can sell their wares.  I sold my teas as well as my art on Etsy, and I love it there.  So I was excited to receive hand-blended tea samples from this Etsy store.

The package arrived and it was hand decorated – a nice touch! – and the packaging for each of the teas that I received is very cute and thoughtfully executed.  I have nothing but respect and admiration for this company, and I urge you to support handmade!

OK… now that I’ve said that – this tea is alright.  I am not a big fan of green Yerba Maté, I find it a bit too earthy for me, but, here, the other herbs manage to smooth out some of the earthy qualities for my palate, which I appreciate.

There is quite a bit going on with this blend.   There’s the Yerba Maté, it’s vegetative, it’s earthy, and it provides a richness and depth of flavor to this tea blend.

Then there’s the lemon grass and lemon balm.  These two ingredients provide a nice, lemony sweetness to the blend.  It’s not terribly tart – a bonus – the lemon here tastes smooth.

There is a savory quality to this blend – I can taste the combination of rosemary and sage.  This is a classic culinary combination, and it offers a unique and flavorful contribution to this tea blend.

Then… there is the stevia.  Here’s the thing.  I really wish that tea blenders/artists would not put stevia in their tea blends.  I am not really crazy about stevia as it is, I like it ok sometimes… but most of the time, I detect a funky sort of aftertaste from it that I’m just not wild about.  Basically, the main purpose of stevia is to add sweetness to a tea (it’s sweeter than sugar), but if I want to make my cup sweet, I’d like to do that myself.

The stevia aside, I think that this blend makes a decent cup of tea.  It’s not my favorite blend, but, I like that it is a handcrafted blend.  I like the creativity and thoughtfulness that went into making this blend.  It’s tasty and I like that I feel more alert after having enjoyed a cup of this tea.  It is a FEEL GOOD kind of tea that I can feel good about drinking!

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