4.08.2015

Review: Organic Dandelion Root Tea


Organic Dandelion Root Tea from Kiss Me Organics

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Product Details: SUPPORTS HEALTHY DIGESTION, KIDNEY HEALTH & LIVER FUNCTION Detox the liver and kidneys from toxins that can build up over time. Healthy digestion helps the body to absorb more nutrients and improve physical and cognitive functions.
RAW & ORGANIC Raw Dandelion Root is extremely nutrient rich and provides more vital minerals and vitamins to your body when compared to roasted Dandelion Root.
VITAMIN RICH Raw Dandelion root is rich in Vitamins A, C, D and B-complex plus Iron, Potassium and Zinc. A diet rich in these nutrients can help treat mood disorders, liver disorders and boost a weakened immune system.
HIBISCUS & CINNAMON While enhancing the earthy flavor, and adding a hint of flowery sweetness to every cup; Hibiscus has been shown to help regulate blood pressure and Cinnamon has been shown to regulate blood sugar and reduce bad cholesterol.

Ingredients:  Organic Dandelion Root, Organic Hibiscus, Organic Cinnamon


Humble weed using its powers for good. (4 Stars)
 
Growing up I never would have thought to put a dandelion in my mouth no matter how many I plucked and brought into the house as gifts for my mother. As with many seemingly humble plants the dandelion has a reputation among health nut circles for being a 'superfood' and is often used for helping detox the liver and kidneys. While I haven't researched such claims I'm always up for trying new teas and added health benefits are a plus so I decided to give it a go with this one from Kiss Me Organics.

As this was my first experience with dandelion root I wasn't sure what to expect. I've seen it used in coffee replacement recipes and detox waters that included cranberries and lemon so I wasn't sure whether to expect a tart and green taste or something more herbal and smokey. Even with the addition of hibiscus—which I love for it's bright floral berry-ish flavor—and cinnamon it's actually quite bland in taste. It definitely has a mild green flavor, one that I actually don't find off-putting but neither do I find it delicious.

Since I found myself quite ambivalent to the taste I have been using it as my liquid in smoothies and I've been double bagging it with a cranberry-vanilla tea bag to make a stronger, more flavorful cuppa. In the latter I don't even notice the taste and in the former it's just a back note that lets me drink it without feeling like I have to force myself to do so.


In terms of the health benefits, I honestly cannot claim to have noticed any but it has been my experience that taking a supplement (and therefore a larger dose) is more likely to be effective than drinking a tea. That said, if you enjoy leafy, herbal teas that are mild drinking several cups of this in a day wouldn't be a chore.

I had to knock a star off my review first because I didn't really love the tea but also because every single time I have opened one of the tea bag wrappers I've been generously dusted with the tea itself. A lot of it becomes a dusty mess outside of the bag that bursts out when you open the paper wrapping. I would recommend opening them over a sink or trash bin to avoid having a fine brown dust all over your clothes. Otherwise, I recommend this product for anyone looking to add a potentially beneficial tea to their wellness regimen. Give a Pinterest search for dandelion root for some ideas of how to incorporate this in other ways.



Notes: I received a complimentary product in exchange for an honest review.

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