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With so many teas to choose from, I often find it difficult to decide what to drink next. Today, I didn’t feel like washing the tea infuser that comes with my new tea cup. Thus, no loose tea for me. That is until I remembered I had Chamomile Citrus in my cute lunch bag that was transitioned into a tea tote. Chamomile Citrus, a “handcrafted silken pouch packed with artisan blends of whole tea leaves, fruits, and herbs”.

Composition: Rosehips, orange peels, chamomile flowers, lemon grass, lemon myrtle, nana mint, hibiscus flowers, natural citrus flowers, natural flavors

Dry Visual: Chamomile Citrus is a loose tea in a silken tea bag as seen in the picture I pulled from the Mighty Leaf website. The visual was not as clear as I would like, but this tea resembled potpourri – full of greens, yellows, reds, and orange.

Dry Aroma: A very dominant citrus smell.

Flavor: Chamomile Citrus is a wonderful blend of chamomile and fruit. I typically am not a big fan of herbal fruit teas, but Chamomile Citrus is the exception to the rule. No one flavor dominates this brew – they each co-exist in perfect harmony. Naturally sweet, you can enjoy Chamomile Citrus either with or without sweetener. Today, I choose to enjoy without.

Liquor: Not quite peach, not quite amber, not quite rust, but somewhere in between.

Brewing Time: Recommended brewing time is 5 minutes.  I brewed for the recommended 5 minutes.

Manufacturer: Mighty Leaf Tea

Caffeine: No.

What is Nana Mint and Lemon Myrtle?

Mentha spicata (Nana Mint, Spear Mint or Spearmint; syn. K. burkhardtis) is a species of mint native to much of Europe and southwest Asia, though its exact natural range is uncertain due to extensive early cultivation. It grows in wet soils. Backhousia citriodora (common names lemon myrtle, lemon scented myrtle, lemon scented ironwood) is a flowering plant in the family Myrtaceae, genus Backhousia, native to subtropical rain forests of eastern Australia. Indigenous Australians have long used lemon myrtle, both in cuisine and as a healing plant.

Chamomile Citrus is delicious. A great summer tea that I believe can be enjoyed as an iced tea as well – I’m thinking with a healthy orange slice floating in the glass. Not to mention, the lack of caffeine makes Chamomile Citrus great for drinking in the late afternoon and evening hours.

Until my next review… Happy Tea Drinking!

References:Mentha spicata. (2008, July 9). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:55, August 21, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mentha_spicata&oldid=224485255

Backhousia citriodora. (2008, July 23). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 16:54, August 21, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Backhousia_citriodora&oldid=227347326

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