Reviewer: Tchuggin' Okie
✓ 70 teas reviewed
✓ 22 of Herbal Tea
✓ 9 of Bigelow Tea
✓ 36 from ?????
Review of Sweet Dreams Herbal Tea
December 21st, 2016
Have you ever tried to mix paints and stopped before the colors blended, when you had a swirl of mostly separate colors instead of the full, distinct, evenly distributed hue for which you aimed? This is the herbal-tea equivalent.
Better aroma than taste...this tea can't establish its identity inside the mouth, so it ends up with a rather muted and uninspiring kitchen sink of flavors, each occasionally taking charge hesitantly. It's weakly floral, which makes sense given the hibiscus, rose petals and orange blossoms. It's weakly minty, with a indecisive mix of spearmint and peppermint. Maybe the least-weak flavor is chamomile, which is readily apparent but not particularly assertive either. Ideally the blend creates its own distinctive taste instead of being an uncoordinated mishmash like "Sweet Dreams".
This tea is not bad, but in terms of both potency and appeal of flavor, rather pales in comparison to the beverage with which it appears to compete, based on the listed ingredients (Celestial Seasonings' Sleepytime). If you see both at comparable price, choose the latter.