Because Brigitte Harney is French, we are always on the lookout for traditional French beverages. And one does not get more French or more traditional thanTilleul. This is what Proust remembered along with some nice Madeleine cookies, so create some fond memories.
Large tilleul (linden tree) leaves and flowers.
A very clean, clear, light green.
Subtle aromas of flowers and woods.
This tisane is very light in body.
The flavors are elegant and understated. They are reminiscent of chamomile, but with a woodsy note.
From Provence, France comes Tilleul, a light and lively blend of the linden tree's fragrant flowers and leaves. The naturally caffeine-free herbal is prized for its subtle floral quality as well as its mild digestive and sleep benefits. The flowers and tender leaves produce a light, woodsy brew, as beautiful as its taste, in a mingling of forest-like green and yellow that's all part of the charm.
I purchased this tea to see if I'd like it, and started drinking this as a relaxing alternative to mint and chamomile tea at night. I finished the entire 20 teabag box, and I'm reordering more. Since I don't drink caffeinated teas, it's nice to have this viable alternative.
The flavor is very mellow but catches your attention none the less. It's floral and dreamy in a unique and whimsical kind of way. It has a very calming nature and I slept much better after having a cup of this. The leaves being so large, it is hard to judge how much you'll need in a loose leaf brew. But it hardly matters as the tea is forgiving and isn't bitter at all even with extended brew times. Will order again.
I tried a loose sample of this tea and enjoyed it so much that I'm ordering more. The flavor and aroma are delicate and so pleasant. This is a tea I enjoy sweetened or unsweetened. A perfect cup when my day is overwhelming and I need a moment to imagine my self in a lovely garden.
I love linden essential oil, so I had high hopes for a delicate linden tea. When I opened the tin, I was surprised--it was very large leaves and stems. Not necessarily a problem, just new to me (drink primarily black and green, little leaves, no stems). Then I made the tea, and there was hardly any flavor at all. I was expecting it to be delicate, but it was beyond delicate to nearly undetectable. I should have returned it but missed the window. Alas. Gave it away.
I didn't love this tea. The taste was much too light, and when I took the bag out of the cup the bag felt mucousy--I'm an avid tea drinker, and I've never experienced that! It was unpleasant, to say the least. I also didn't like how vague the description was. Flowers doesn't mean much. What kind of flowers are we talking about? Linden, yes, but what else?All in all, if you like light teas, you might like this. Don't touch the bag, though.
I received a pack of this in a sampler and found that the flavor was just too light for me. I may try the Mint Tilleul in the future as the flavor was nice. If you enjoy lighter flavors this is for you.