Local Tea Company Alert!! I was so pleased when Lamie Wellness posted an Instagram post saying that they were going to send tea samples to those who messaged them. So, of course, I did. They are a local company to me, being located in Traverse City, Michigan. I had done a Traverse City Tea Haul before, and I am absolutely in love with the area. Needless to say, I have high hopes for this tea and was not disappointed.
Analyzation of the Teas:
Mellow Morning – Yerba Mate: Wow, this tea. I have had limited experience with Yerba Mate, but this tea definitely solidified my love for it. The combination of the Yerba Mate, Chamomile, Lavender, and Peppermint were beautiful and were the ingredients that I could distinctly taste. I could mostly smell the peppermint before each sip. I was quite relaxed while drinking this tea while slowly being energized with the caffeine in the tea. I am going to blame the chamomile for relaxing me, but thank the Yerba Mate for keeping me awake.
Ingredients: Organic Yerba Mate, Organic Chamomile, Organic Fennel, Organic Peppermint, Organic Ginger, Organic Hibiscus, Organic Lavender
Great Lakes Sunset – Herbal Tea: This tea is beautiful. The colors in the tea leaves left me actually a bit speechless, it looked very fresh and ready for brewing (if tea can actually look that way, which I think it can). This tea is quite mellow and delightful to drink with a slight sweetness in it. For a chamomile tea, I think it was exactly what I would expect and is a nice quality tea. After drinking this, I went to bed relaxed and fell asleep right away. Maybe it was the tea, maybe it is me overworking myself and being tired, the world may never know.
Ingredients: Organic Chamomile, Organic Marigold, Cornflower, Organic Safflower
Sleeping Bear – Herbal Tea: I love this tea firstly based on its name. The Sleepy Bear Dunes are amazing and if you have never been, try and go. It is one of Michigan’s beautiful features. This chamomile was a very nice, high-quality chamomile. The aroma of the tea while brewing was extremely potent and beautiful. I think the smell was more minty with a hint of cherry. But I could taste the mint and cherry quite evenly with each sip (which was surprising), and they blended quite nicely with the chamomile. I was very content to continue drinking and drinking until the cup was entirely empty. Initially, the only ingredient I was not very sure of is the Valerian, but after some research, I learned that this ingredient should knock me out! Which it seemed to have done. I love drinking herbal teas before bed so this one might become a regular in my tea drawer if I continue to sleep as well as I did with this tea.
Ingredients: Organic Chamomile, Organic Spearmint, Organic Cherry, Organic Lemongrass, Organic Valerian, Cornflower
Grand Teaton – Green Tea: Haha, Grand Tetons is the Grand Teatons. Quite Punny. This green tea was quite light but did have some beautiful hidden flavors. I was really able to identify the raspberry flavor with a hint of blueberry. The lemongrass really enhanced the two berry flavors and it really all came together as a very enjoyable tea. The green tea flavor also was more subdued, being more of a hint than a frontrunner which I enjoy as it allowed the fruit to really shine in this tea. I am curious to see which flavor would shine more when cold-brewing, as sometimes different notes come out when cold-brewed compared to hot-tea.
Ingredients: Organic Sencha Green Tea, Organic Sage, Organic Lemongrass, Organic Wild Blueberries, Organic Raspberries, Natural Berry Flavor
Yosemitea – Green Tea: And even cooler, Yosemite is Yosemitea. I am liking all of these tea puns. This tea was quite surprising to me. When smelling the dry tea leaves, I could not really identify any ingredients except a hint of jasmine. But once I brewed this tea, it was quite apparent that I had a fully aromatic tea here. It seemed to be the opposite of the other green tea, Grand Teaton, wherein this tea I could taste more of the green tea than that of the other ingredients. But they still were quite noticeable in the tea flavor. The floral taste rounded out the entire tea making it quite the relaxing cup. I recently have fallen for Jasmine Tea and this tea made a beautiful addition to my jasmine tea collection. As I drank further into my cup, the jasmine started to really stand out and become a beautiful combination of green tea and jasmine. There were a couple of times that I could taste the rose leaves, but mostly the jasmine and green tea stole the show.
Ingredients: Organic Jasmine Green Tea, Jasmine Buds, Marigold, Organic Rose Petals, Organic Safflower, Cornflower
Analyzation of the Price:
This tea company is launching their teas in September, but there are a few teas on their website that show the prices. Mellow Morning – Yerba Mate Tea is $5.99. I am assuming this is the price for the small bag which has 10 servings, and the medium bag has separate pricing and serves 30-40. So, the $5.99 goes to about $0.60 per cup which is extremely cost-effective.
Also, they have a cool theme going with the National Parks: Sleepy Bear Dunes, Yosemite, and the Grand Tetons. They will be donating 10% of sales from the National Parks theme to National Parks to assist with the maintenance and preservation of our beautiful parks. I love this and I support this 100%.
I love reviewing teas and really finding unique ways that tea companies are giving back or changing the industry that they are in. What are your guys’ thoughts on Yerba Mate? Do you like it? Love it? Let me know in the comment section! Happy Brewing!