I’ve been trying to make a real effort to bring down my tea ‘stash’ at home, mostly by trying to finish up near-empty bags and tins, as well as get to some of those small samples that came with collections I got at Christmas. One of those little tins of sample-size tea I recieved was from David’s Tea – and it’s Mulberry Magic.
This tea contains mulberry leaf, organic macadamia nuts, and ‘natural flavoring’ according to the website. It’s Caffeine-free, since there isn’t actually any TEA in this ‘tea’; instead mulberry leaves are used. I’ve always known mulberry leaves as the primary and prefered food for silkworms, but apparently the leaves have also been used to heal snakebite wounds, treat specific poisonings, treat coughs and colds, as well as to aid in the treatment of high blood pressure. It has also been used as an antioxidant and to treat constipation, and a host of other things. (Source: Herbs2000.com http://www.herbs2000.com/herbs/herbs_mulberry.htm)
Of course, David’s Tea doesn’t make ANY of these claims, instead, this is just an interesting new tea to try…
The tea is slightly grassy – like a green tea, with a vague fruity taste (likely due in large part to the sweetener that I added to the tea) that reminded me a bit of either apples or pears. There is also a slight smokey or ‘dark’ tasting to the tea as well which is similar to some black teas – though this smokiness is very faint.
Have you tried Mulberry Magic yet? Let us know what you thought of it in the comments below! Or, if you want another perspective, read Leaves In Water’s review!
If you’re interested in a blogger give-away for some free David’s tea goodies – check out Delightfully Dishy! She’s giving away some David’s Tea goodies tomorrow on her blog. Just click the link and take a look! Though if you win, you’ll have to share with me! 😉