This colorful potpourri is put together from seven herbs: three colored violets, nettle, licorice root, fennel, star anise, rose-bottle and golden flower.
The smell of these herbs are fenominal! First thing you notice are the sweet licorice root and the star anise. After pouring on the water, it immediately turns green from the nettle and orangy from the golden flower. Golden green. Does that color even exist? It does now!
All herbs start swimming and damp gets stuck in the lid. After simmering for a couple of minutes I pour the golden green tea into the glass. The smell of star anise is still there, but not as strong as it is in the dry mix. The fennel got a bit more noticeable and together with the licorice root it’s the first thing you taste.
The aftertaste is sweet but there’s something else too. Is it the taste of nettle? Or the rose-bottle instead? I’m not sure. What I am sure of is that this tea, although sweet, is very nice!
I chose to try this tea mainly because it contains nettle, which is very good for your health. Nettle leafs contain high levels of protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium and beta-carotene. But also high amounts of the vitamins A, C, D, and B complex. It’s a great and to my opinion under appreciated herb, which can ease mild swelling and mild pain in the joints and is also very good for the urinating system (among other things, list is growing extremely long). And for those who suffer iron deficiency frequently, all those other things on the list are a nice bonus!