Hey there Teacups! We’re at double digits for Teamas now, can you believe it? Only two more days to go now and this series will be over for another year. Today’s featured blend from Chariteas is their Happy Tummy blend. Normally Tummy Teas wouldn’t be my kind of things and I normally tend to stay completely clear of them as most are riddled with nasties and toxic things like Senna and things to make you lose water weight. However, this particular tummy tea is completely free of all things like that which is why I felt a bit more comfortable reviewing it for my Teamas series, my hopes were that if it was to be as delightful as the description made it sound that it would be a great blend to help my tummy get over the over indulgence of Christmas.
Here’s what Chariteas themselves have to say about this blend over on their website: “A favorite amongst tisane lovers for it’s balance of sweet, earthy and spice. This calming blend uses organic mint and ginger to aid in digestion.”
Ingredients: lemongrass*, ginger*, chrysanthemum, peppermint*, spearmint*.*Organically Produced
Tisane Tasting Notes
I was definitely nervous going into this tasting session that I wasn’t going to enjoy this blend because stuff like this really isn’t normally my cup of tea, and not only that but this blend also has two different types of mint in it so I was also worried that it might end up triggering a migraine attack for me, but luckily I managed to finish the cup without that happening. I tried this two ways throughout this session, both with and without honey but it was only prepared with filtered water and steeped for a total of 5 minutes. Because mint isn’t one of the most used ingredients, I felt a little more comfortable with steeping it longer than I would steep a mint only blend.
In the cup I had on its own, the stand out notes of this blends flavour profile was firstly the lemongrass and the ginger and then the two mints providing a nice fresh aftertaste. I definitely enjoyed the combo of the lemongrass and ginger the most though because you got the citrus, sweetness and a spiciness and they just work so well together.
I didn’t really expect the mint to work at all with those two ingredients but it goes a great job of cutting through the naturally sweetness of the ginger and gives a freshness to the aftertaste of this blend, as well as a different kind of naturally sweetness from the spearmint. The chrysanthemums don’t add too much to this blend overall as they have a lot to come up against but I definitely noticed an almost chamomile like note in there with a hit of honey. Personally I prefer this with a dash of honey in it, but if you are a fan of mint on its own you will like this as it as well.
I can definitely see this being the perfectly blend for after Christmas Dinner because its nice and light and it will help battle all against all the heavy / indulgent Christmas food. I only tried this steeped hot this time around but something tells me it would also be really nice iced as well, so if given the chance I may have to try that again in the future.
Overall Teacup Rating: 4.7/5
If you want to find out more about Chariteas and purchase some of this blend to try for yourself, you can do both here. As always if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley
*the tisane featured in this post was gifted to me for the purpose of this review all opinion are my own and have not been paid for*