Organic Lemon Echinacea Throat Coat® - Organic

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Brand:Traditional Medicinals
Style:Wellness Tea / Medicinal Tea
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Organic Lemon Echinacea Throat Coat®

This tea's info last updated: Jan. 27, 2014

Commercial Description

Organic Lemon Echinacea Throat Coat® is a complex and aromatic blend of herbal tastes–sweet, lemony, and viscous with a characteristic tingle on your tongue from the alkylamides in echinacea, which is one of the important indicators of herb quality.

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Reviewer pic72 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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As medicinal herbals go, this one was OK—not as OK as Oklahoma pronounced itself on 1970s license plates, but OK nonetheless. The dry bag gave off a pronounced licorice aroma, which doesn't bother me, since I'm cool with licorice. But some folks hate licorice, and I predict they won't take a shine to the smell or taste of this product. Licorice still is the most dominant flavor, especially on the back end (finish) and aftertaste. I can pick up the lemon part, but it's minor. The only other among its many herbs I could tease out of the flavor was fennel, which I also enjoy in tea.

The taste could be more potent, but perhaps that also would ratchet up a faint yet noticeable dirty or muddy element to the taste. Some might call it "earthy", but to me that term suggests more of a moist-leaves or pleasant forest-soil scent, whereas a lot of medicinal and complex herbal teas to me give off a vibe of, "Here's a mystery root with some gobs of field dirt still attached...chew on it." Fortunately that element is indeed faint and not in every sip, or I'd rate this tea a lot lower. It just occasionally wafts up the sniffer from cup or mouth, and goes away quickly.

All in all, it's not a bad call for a drinkable, fairly smooth herbal ensemble. I haven't tried it with a sore throat yet, so I can't vouch for its claimed medicinal effects. As with a lot of this company's offerings, it is fairly pricey at 16 bags for $4.50-$8.00 at most of your health stores or Sprouts/Whole Foods type supermarkets, and $5.79 on the website as of Sep. 2021.
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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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I found an old container of this tea at a house I visited. Considering that it was probably quite old, it was surprisingly good.

The lemon flavor is present, smooth, and somewhat muted. There is a grassy undertone that I assume is the echinacea. And there is just a hint of licorice, which adds sweetness without being obnoxious. All in all, a surprisingly well executed blend. Though I would note that it's best to drink relatively hot; the flavors loses oomph as it cools.

I actually currently have a sore throat. The warmth, flavor, and aroma are indeed soothing. I am opposed to unfounded claims of medical assistance and, therefore, don't buy "wellness" teas. It might be that this stuff works or it may be that warmth and pleasantry coupled with the power of suggestion are exerting their influence. It's beyond annoying that we cannot know the truth because herbal teas refuse to support proper FDA testing (ie. repeated double-blind, placebo-controlled studies) of their products. Ugh, pet peeve. I took off a point of the overall score because I think they should avoid health claims or get them properly tested.

Anyway, the tea is nice--certainly worth a shot.
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Reviewer pic47 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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Licorice is the dominant flavor in this tea, but it's not particularly strong. I like the flavors of both lemon and echinacea, but I can't taste the lemon at all and I can hardly detect any echinacea. If you thought the regular Throat Coat was too strong a tea, perhaps you'll enjoy this one; if you prefer your tea strong, as I do, you'll probably find yourself disappointed.
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