The golden standard…
(Carrots, ginger, turmeric, sweet blackberry leaf, pineapple, beetroot, natural pineapple flavouring.)
Belonging to the ginger family, turmeric has been widely used in East India and the Middle East for thousands of years, and is now one of the most highly-prized spices in the world. This year’s Feel Good Collection features yet another herbal blend with this “golden root” as the star. What better way to start the new year off than with a cup of none other than Turmeric Glow? You would almost be surprised by just how many things turmeric is good for. For example: improving one’s ability to digest fats, reducing gas and bloating, decreasing congestion, as well as promoting better skin. Not surprisingly, before steeping, Turmeric Glow smells primarily earthy and spicy, but you can’t deny the sweetness that the carrots and pineapple bring to the table.
The loose leaf contains vibrant pops of yellow, orange, and more, but the beet root in this blend is what made my cup a beautiful reddish pink colour after about 6 to 7 minutes. The fruitiness here really helps to mellow out the spices, yet somehow managing to clash together at the same time. And the fact that this tea actually wasn’t as “spicy” or “spiced” as you might think it would taste… was a total relief. I didn’t need to add any kind of sweetener either. It already has a lot going for it. Needless to say, I am kind of conflicted about how I feel about Turmeric Glow overall. Just like Mango Turmeric from the previous year’s Feel Good Collection, Turmeric Glow unfortunately ends up missing the mark for me. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a horrible tea by any means, but it’s also just okay… I love and appreciate that it is good for you at the end of the day, and it really encouraged me to do my research about such an unique ingredient – turmeric. It’s hit or miss, but still worth a shot. (Especially iced!)