Wild Sage Organic Tonic Herbals and Pure Leaf Teas
Sometimes tea, like everything else, is purchased because of the packaging. In this case, I wasn’t sure of a “tonic herbal”, but the packaging of Wild Sage Organic Tonic Herbals was creative, so I tried two herbal/tea blends. From the ingredients, it didn’t look like it was going to be too tonic-y, which a lot of healthy teas seem to be. I don’t mind healing teas if the taste is palatable. Otherwise, I am not so inclined.
In this case, both of the teas I tried were enjoyable. The first tea, TAI CHI, contains peppermint, spearmint, and licorice, mixed among the medicinal herbals. Mint blends nicely with nettles (the herbal), which by itself, is an acquired taste. I have not yet acquired any taste for nettles, healthy as it is. The wet leaves are a beautiful bright green, and the smell is minty with a little earthiness. Probably the nettles. TAI CHI is a rejuvenating tea, a pick-me-up for clarity of thinking. I liked the taste.
The other herbal tea, CELEBRITEA, contains spearmint, lavender, lemongrass, lemon balm, and medicinal herbals. Not so much mint, a little lemon, lavender, and healthy herbals. The taste was a little more medicinal, not quite so minty, but still very drinkable.
Wild Sage has found a way to blend healthy medicinal herbals with pleasing, aromatic, non-caffeinated herbal teas. If you are looking for teas to address a specific health issue, these teas are just the ticket, and the information on their website is comprehensive. If you are searching for delightful tasting herbal teas incorporating health benefits beyond traditional teas, these teas are perfect. Smelling fragrant both dry and wet, they appeal on a wet, winter day.
Wild Sage Tea resides in Port Townsend, WA, but you can experience them for yourself at the Kuan Yin Teahouse and the East West Bookshop, both in Seattle. More sites are listed on their website.
Discover new teas. They probably will not hurt you and, in this case, they will definitely help you.
photo courtesy of Wild Sage