Sunday, April 24, 2011
Mother Earth Zest - Sacred Rose Tea
Review: Sacred Rose Mother Earth Zest
Fennel Tea, Ginger Tea, Herbal Tea, Mint Tea, Organic Tea, Sacred Rose, Sage Tea Add comments
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Thumbs up! "A blend of earthy herbal ingredients, offset by a minty potency. Ginger, spearmint, fennel and sage combine to present a definitive spiciness to the nose. An earthy-yet-tangy zing on the nose and in the cup."
Dan’s Teaview: 7/10
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Sacred Rose appears to be based out of eastern Long Island, and they are all about utilizing organic herbs to heal the mind, body and soul. Their statements about their products, deeply rooted in New Age spirituality, may be a little far-fetched for non-believers, but Sacred Rose does produced some delicious and interesting blends - mystical powers or not.
Mother Earth Zest is a blend of earthy herbal ingredients, offset by a minty potency. Ginger, spearmint, fennel and sage are all blended (after being apparently finely ground, as the only recognizable bits of this blend are shredded green leaves and a greenish-yellow dusty powder). The scent of the dried herbs has a definitive spiciness to the nose - the mint is evident, as is an earthy-yet-tangy zing. Referring back to the purported holistic properties, this tea is said to be "healing to the root chakra," and is also reported to aid in digestion.
A 5-minute infusion with boiling water brings out the best in this tisane. The liquor is a pale and murky green-yellow with a cloudy green-tea-like appearance, and a similar aroma to that of the dried blend, but with a bit more "funky" smell to it -- in an intriguing way, not quite off-putting.
I'm not sure if it's my palette playing tricks on me, or chalk it up to the natural settling of the ingredients, but the first half-dozen cups of this tea (in the late PM) have been minty and refreshing, with a taste emphasis on the spearmint with a touch of fennel. Now, the last two cup (mid-day) have a much more prominent spiciness and earthiness from the sage and ginger. I'm almost certain it's the latter (settled ingredients), as the last swig in the cup contains quite a bit of dusty settlings and has a higher-potency of that earthiness. Those who prefer their mint teas crisp and clean may want to avoid this one, but for those with a sense of adventure and intrigue, the blend here raises a few eyebrows and provides a unique flavor.
Over the last week or two, this tea has been my go-to cup when reaching for a 10 PM tisane. It makes for a relaxing and tasty cuppa while reading a book in bed before drifting off for some shut-eye. I recommend shaking the container to ensure proper distribution of all ingredients.
— To purchase Sacred Rose Mother Earth Zest, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular blend, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.
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