Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tea Review Tuesday - A Review of DavidsTea's Bravissimo Herbal Blend

The choice for today's Tea Review Tuesday comes from DavidsTea. An herbal blend, whose ingredients are suggested for soothing the throat, Bravissimo seemed the natural pick for me, today. My own throat had felt a bit sore, and I thought Bravissimo might help! In addition, one of the primary ingredients of Bravissimo is licorice root, which happens to be a personal favorite of mine.

Using just-boiled water, I steeped two teaspoons of Bravissimo in a twelve ounce mug for a little over five minutes. The suggested steep time was four to seven minutes, and I figured these ingredients could stand a longer steep for more intense flavor. As I waited for the cup to cool a bit, after steeping, I sniffed the aromas, trying to pick out the individual ingredients.

The chamomile, rosehips, and licorice root stood out most to me in the smell. Peppermint was present, too, though in the aroma it was fairly light. When I took my first sip, though, a whole different set of flavors seemed to wash over my tongue. Peppermint and licorice root were prominent, while the finish tasted of chamomile and something else, something sweet. Goji berries, one of the ingredients, are not a flavor with which I am too familiar, but it could have been them or the influence of the orange peel. I felt that the rosehips were not too pronounced overall.

The cup had a rather smooth and slightly sweet taste. It went down easily, and I rather enjoyed it. This will certainly be a blend for which I will reach in case of a sore throat or in need of a caffeine-free cup! On my personal enjoyment scale, I would give DavidsTea's Bravissimo a 4. (Do not forget, I recently changed how my personal enjoyment scale works. You can read about it, here.)

Photo credit to Built from Ink and Tea.
DavidsTea's Bravissimo is available from their website, here.
This review was unsolicited and uncompensated.
You can read more about my Personal Enjoyment Scale, here.
Text is copyright 2016, Built from Ink and Tea.

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