Herbal tea

(37 Posts)
duckyfuzz Tue 08-Oct-13 14:41:16

I've tried, I really have, but I really can't get on with herbal teas at all, is there some trick to it (like shut your eyes, down in one then have something nice to take the taste away)?!

CocacolaMum Tue 08-Oct-13 14:42:18

I have tried them and I don't understand them at all. Just taste like mucky water?

Silverlace Tue 08-Oct-13 14:44:37

I tried raspberry leaf tea once for period pains. I know why it works - it is because the tea tastes so revolting it takes your mind off the pain!

duckyfuzz Tue 08-Oct-13 14:45:10

I've just bought some peppermint and liquorice stuff, based on my love for both flavours, its revolting! Mucky water is a good description.

CoffeeTea103 Tue 08-Oct-13 14:45:21

Have you tried chamomile with a drop of honey? It's really tasty.

duckyfuzz Tue 08-Oct-13 14:45:44

grin silverlace

duckyfuzz Tue 08-Oct-13 14:46:34

CoffeeTea103 - I hate honey at the best of times so it probably wouldn't be my thing

CoffeeTea103 Tue 08-Oct-13 14:49:44

Op I was about to suggest the honey in the peppermint tea.

YoniTime Tue 08-Oct-13 15:03:40

There is no trick, either you like them or not. I love peppermint tea, so refreshing, does definitely not taste like mucky water!

Lottapianos Tue 08-Oct-13 15:09:14

Haha! I'm one of those total weirdos who never drink normal tea or coffee so I have an entire cupboard full of herbal/fruit teas. I love them although I can see why they wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea wink .........<tumbleweed> I am just so hilarious grin

If you don't like them, then that's fair enough. Life's too short to be torturing yourself like this smile

I like the fruity ones but you have to bash the bag repeatedly and leave it in the water whilst drinking otherwise it tastes of nothing.

GrendelsMum Tue 08-Oct-13 15:14:56

The quality makes a huge difference with herbal teas, in my opinions. If you buy expensive ones, they taste very different to the standard Twinings herbal teabags. You might not like the taste, but they don't taste like mucky water!

MarianneBrandon Tue 08-Oct-13 15:16:18

I love peppermint tea and camomile tea. I have however tried a lemon and ginger tea and that was so disgusting I couldn't even finish it.

MrsMook Tue 08-Oct-13 15:19:36

The trick is not to be seduced by the description on the pack or the aroma of the bag. Tell yourself you're going to have a lovely mug of hot water and then the hint of flavour is a nice suprise.

Never expect them to taste like squash.

When I had Raspberry Leaf Tea in pregnancy, I had to give DS1 some fake stuff made with Vimto as he wanted to share. I wasn't sure about the health effects on 2yr old boys!

FruOla Tue 08-Oct-13 15:22:08

As a non-ordinary-tea drinker, the only herbal teas I like are the minty ones. Twinings do a 'selection box' of (5 bags per selection) :

Peppermint & Eucalyptus
Pure Peppermint
Nettle & Peppermint
Camomile & Spearmint

Lottapianos Tue 08-Oct-13 15:27:00

The best brands I have tried at Pukka and Teapigs. Teapigs are insanely expensive - like £5 for a box of 20 bags shock They do taste amazing though, the peppermint one is heaven

quoteunquote Tue 08-Oct-13 15:34:39

buy decent ones from the health food shop,

It's the sugar you are missing, once you get over that, you find them refreshing,

I drink a lot of fennel, nettle, mint,

use an infuser or plunge tea pot for dried camomile and fresh Egyptian mint, some people add sugar to mint tea, but it's like normal tea if you get use to it without it doesn't feel refreshing with it.

My children love the fruit teas, but I usually buy the decent ones, they tend not to like the cheaper ones, go for a brand that specialises in herb teas, Twinings and others are band wagon jumpers, and have yet to make a decent one, they have never quite got the bit about quality of ingredients or the drying process, and their stuff tastes totally wrong.

Always when you open them transfer to a glass jar rip label off shove in jar, or they lose flavour and get tainted by other things around them.

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Tue 08-Oct-13 16:35:59

yy to teapigs peppermint, tis the only one I can drink.

duckyfuzz Tue 08-Oct-13 16:51:10

The ones I've bought are Pukka ones, I don't have sugar in tea or coffee so its not that, its just the whole taste thing! I'll persevere and they might grow on me...

SweetLathyrus Tue 08-Oct-13 17:02:35

There's part of the problem ducky. I love some herbal teas, particularly mint, but the pukka ones tasted like someone spat out toothpaste into a mug. And I agree about the mint and liquorice - sitting in my cupboard right now; but I really, really like blood orange and cranberry.

There is no law you have to like them though!

Pobblewhohasnotoes Tue 08-Oct-13 17:08:38

I love herbal teas.

Peppermint
Lemon and Ginger
Camomile
Fennel, nettle and peppermint by Pukka is nice too.

YouTheCat Tue 08-Oct-13 17:10:14

I can tolerate lemon and ginger. Dd likes them and green teas.

They are bleurgh.

GrendelsMum Tue 08-Oct-13 17:21:32

Well, if you don't like your Pukka teas, you can send them to me!

bluebump Tue 08-Oct-13 17:32:21

I like the Yogi teas and the Pukka ones. I especially like Licorice Mint from Yogi.

kennyp Tue 08-Oct-13 18:08:10

puukka organic three mint is idyllic and my son loves the empty boxes for making into useless junk modelling stuff. so double thumbs up from me. i don't drink normal tea/coffee, yick.

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