Many herbal teas by numerous brands cover the shelves of local grocery stores and fill out the aisles at little tea shops in cities like Chicago. Finding the right tea choice can be difficult, especially for newbies. However, seasoned tea-drinkers can struggle with finding new options when favorite blends stop circulating, too. I present Loyd Herbal Tea Mint with Cranberry and Herbs for anyone looking for good-quality, affordable herbal tea.
Some trusted brands offer great varieties in black teas, while their herbal teas or green teas leave the drinker less than impressed. And for this tea drinker, herbal teas are the hardest to find a decent blend in. Most herbal teas with fruit are too bitter without sugar. And since I prefer my tea calorie-free, that annoys me. On the other hand, nonfruit teas tend to be overly spiced or too heavily herbed, making them equally unappealing.
But when my friend, Tandy, introduced me to the Loyd tea brand, I gave a few flavors a shot. I have not been disappointed in most of them.
I chose the Loyd Herbal Tea Mint with Cranberry and Herbs to try out. I was highly skeptical that I could enjoy a drop of it. Still, I purchased it anyway, thinking at least my house guests could appreciate it.
A few days after purchasing it for the first time, I developed a stomachache. I had nothing on hand but a harsh mint tea and this on hand. That was as good a time as any to try the new blend. I put the kettle on and went about my business of being miserable.
After the whistle blew, I poured the scalding water into the cup and let it steep for the prescribed 5 minutes. Of course, with a sour stomach, I thought I’d perhaps best let it steep longer, so I did. When I lifted the cup to my nose, I was instantly intrigued. This herbal tea doesn’t smell disgusting! When I cautiously tipped the liquid into my mouth for the first sip, I found myself pleasantly surprised. It doesn’t taste awful, either!
The blend is just about perfect. The mint is strong enough to be the dominant flavor, but the cranberry and rosehips combine with the mint subtly, creating a soft, soothing flavor, unlike others that feel harsh and too strong to enjoy.
Since that first cup, I’ve continued drinking the Loyd and have slightly hoarded it for myself.
Update as of October 11, 2023
This particular Loyd tea seems to be a seasonal offering. You may not find the tea available at any given time. If it seems appealing, however, keep an eye out on the Loyd Tea site and in your local ethnic grocery stores which import teas from Poland.
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Editor-in-Chief of The MockingOwl Roost, Rita Mock-Pike is the granddaughter of aviatrix, Jerrie Mock, first woman to pilot an airplane solo around the world. Rita has found inspiration from her grandmother’s life and flight and pursued many of her own dreams in theatre, podcasting, novel writing, and cooking up delicious food from around the world. She now writes on food, travel, pets, faith, and the arts. She’s happily married to Matt, and faithfully serves the very fluffy kitten queen, Lady Stardust.