Let’s Talk Tea | Teas & Trees – Morning Mix | Review

Hey There Teacups! It’s time again for another Let’s Talk Tea post this time around it features Morning Mix a herbal tisane from a company by the name of Teas & Trees. Teas and Trees very kindly sent a selection of their tisanes to try and they honestly couldn’t have arrived at better time. so before I start my review of their morning mix I just want to say thank you to them for helping me push myself out of my herbal tisane comfort zone.

Teas & Tress Mornin’ Mix is a mix of  Marjoram, mountain tea and dictamus leaves. It’s the ideal wake up tisane fro those of us that aren’t coffee lovers. Marjoram was used in traditional medicine to handle gas trouble by relaxing the muscles in the abdominal region. It also keeps the brain healthy and, as researches have shown, actively relieving Alzheimer’s disease. It might also protect you from food poisoning, since it is a bacteria killer. Matzourana or Marjoram was used in ancient times primarily for anxiety but it also promoted healthy sleep and emotional upliftment. It was used in traditional medicine effectively in managing diabetes. Externally, it is used for treating sprains, bruises, and as emmanagogue. In powder form, Sweet Marjoram is an ingredient of the “sneezing powders”. It also works good for insomnia caused by stress. Fresh marjoram can be used as a flavouring in the preparation of salad dressings, soups, stews, marinades as well as in egg and vegetable dishes. The herb gives a pleasant aromatic flavour to vegetables. and it mixes well with many other herbs.

I’ll admit now that before trying this I had never even heard of Matzourana/ Marjoram let allowed tasted it. So as you can imagine I was very hesitant to try this. But as cheesy as it sounds my goal for this year is to try new things and not let any hesitations I have about certain ingredients or smells hold me back. So as soon as the package from teas and trees arrived I jumped straight into trying this.

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Aroma: The aroma of this tisane reminds me a lot of basil. Overall it smells very savoury

Colour: White, Light Green, Dark Green and tiny bits of light brown.

Shape: Big Leaves and long stems. Both are slightly fluffy but the stems a little more than the leaves.

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Aroma: Still smells very much like fresh basil when wet and very savoury. Though in the wet leaves aroma I did catch a little underlying sweetness but if you aren’t looking for it there’s no way you would be able to pick it out.

Colour: Mostly light & dark green – the white and small bits of light brown were very much muted as soon as the leaves were wet.

Shape: Big Leaves and long stems. Both are slightly fluffy but the stems a little more than the leaves.

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Overall this tisane is absolutely nothing like I have ever tried before. From the aroma I expected it to be nothing but basil and very very savoury but I was very wrong. The actual tisane  tasted much more like thyme, while it was still mostly savoury it had a much light mouthfeel than I was expecting and that very slight sweetness I noticed in the aroma was actually much stronger in the aftertaste. If you’re not a fan of overly savoury tisanes I would highly recommend adding a little honey to this. That’s what I did and it really helped to balance it out. I will say that I fully believe in the energy boosting properties it boasts because the first day I had this, I stupidly tried it at night time and found it very hard to sleep. This is definitely something I will be mostly drinking in the morning from now on though. I can imagine it’s going to help me quite a lot when it comes to staying focused and getting stuff done.

Overall Teacup Rating : 4 / 5

You can find out more about Teas & Trees and purchase this herbal tisane for yourself here. As always Teacups if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on twitter (@teaisawishblog) and I’ll answer them as soon as possible.

Speak to you all on Friday. Happy Steeping! – Kimberley

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