THE STARBUCKS TEAVANA COMFORT WELLNESS TEA is one of Starbucks’ newly-available Wellness teas. and it’s only one that isn’t caffeinated.


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Let’s start with Starbucks’ description of the Teavana Comfort Wellness Brewed Tea: 

“Balance your being with our herbal infusion crafted with lemon, ginger, fennel, licorice root and soothing mint.”

  • Here’s Teavana’s description:
    • “Feeling upset or unsettled? Reach for this calming rooibos blend. Ginger and lemon smooth and soothe while spearmint and peppermint lend a sweet, uplifting note. Made with natural ingredients.”
    • “Kick of ginger, fennel & licorice spices with a soothing spearmint & peppermint finish.”

My Recommendation


I’m not a huge fan of Rooibos, but I could see this tea benefiting from a couple additions. If you’re drinking this at home, try adding a little lemon and honey, which should complement the existing flavors well.


My Experience 


If you aren’t familiar with Rooibos, it’s a non-caffeinated, non-tea plant that can be used to make herbal teas. It doesn’t taste like tea leaves because it isn’t tea.

What does rooibos taste like? I’ve seen its flavor described as reminiscent of tobacco, and I personally find it to be a little musky, or even stinky. I’m making it sound way worse than it is, as it’s a pretty mild-tasting tea overall, and I had no issues finishing my cup.

Aside from the dominant musky flavor of rooibos, I also got a very mild sweetness and mint from this tea.


Verdict


A lot of people like rooibos, but personally, I’m not a big fan. However, if you like a very mild rooibos with a touch of mint, this should work for you.


 

Nutritional Information (Courtesy of Starbucks.com) For the Grande Standard-Recipe Starbucks Teavana Comfort Wellness Brewed Tea:

Nutrition Facts Per Serving (16 fl oz)
Calories 0Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g0%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Caffeine 0mg**
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
**Each caffeine value is an approximate value.


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