Review: Brewhaha Happiness Super Tea

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(this photo shows the contents of the tea bag so you can see the size of the leaves)

Overall Rating:

Taste: 3.5 of 5 leaves – A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 4.5 of 5 — this tea requires very little effort. (Because it is green Tea, don’t over steep!)

Abby says:

Tea Type: Bagged
Temperature: @ 212 (boiling)
Steeped: 3 minutes
Served: Nothing added

Happiness Super Tea is a blend of green tea, vanilla and cherry marigold. (Note: that’s ‘cherry marigold’ not ‘cherry, marigold.’ There is a sweet taste but no actual cherries in this tea) An interesting combination. It says on the tea bag package that “this tea will give you a lovely glow.” Hum. Also, with a name like Happiness Super Tea, you would think that is also implies an elevated level of happiness with drinking this tea as well. Sure, why not.

I noticed right away that it has a cheery, light flavor. You could taste the light green tea with a hint of sweet cherry from the cherry marigold. I didn’t notice the vanilla, but it could have been adding to the sweetness of the tea. Although, typically I’m against cherries in any form, I liked this tea. I especially like that it gave a hint of cherry, instead of a punch in the face of cherry. Thank you for that, Brewhaha. Also for the claims mentioned above. I don’t think this tea made me glow, but it sure did make me happy!

 

Taste: 3.5 of 5 leaves – A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 4.5 of 5 — this tea requires very little effort. (Because it is green Tea, don’t over steep!)

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(tea steeping on the windowsill)

Katie says:

Tea Type: Bagged
Temperature: @ 212 (boiling)
Steeped: 3 minutes
Served: Nothing added

As it steeps this tea smells a bit like candy. That was my first hint that I might not want to add any sweetener. After my fist sip I had to re-check the ingredients; I was curious as to where the sweetness was coming from. “Ingredients: Green Tea, Vanilla and Cherry Marigold.” Cherry Marigold? What the heck is Cherry Marigold?

Google brought me to this website:
http://www.herbwisdom.com/herb-marigold.html

From herbwisdom.com I read: “Marigold or more commonly Calendula has been used medicinally for centuries. Traditionally, it has been used to treat conjunctivitis, blepharitis, eczema, gastritis, minor burns including sunburns, warts, and minor injuries such as sprains and wounds. … It has a high content of flavonoids, chemicals that act as anti-oxidants in the body.”

Interesting. As I read on:

“In animal studies, calendula has shown a tightening effect on the uterus. Although no miscarriages have been reported in pregnant women taking calendula, it is advisable to avoid taking calendula by mouth during pregnancy…Very little information is available on how calendula might affect an infant or a small child. Therefore, its use is not recommended while breast-feeding or during early childhood.”

Well, good thing I only had a few sips because I am breast feeding!! So, this is a tasty tea. It has a nice green flavor & sweetness. However, especially when pregnant or breastfeeding make sure to check the ingredients in your herbal teas!

Taste: 3.5 of 5 leaves – A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 4.5 of 5 — This tea requires very little effort. (Because it is green Tea, don’t over steep!)

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