I am an avid tea drinker, I do not care what type it is, where it comes from or what it’s all about as long as it is all natural, not fooled with and is made with real tea ingredients. If it is organic or third party non GMO (genetically modified organism) verified then all the better, but I will try pretty much any tea and I have tried a lot. I drink tea daily, it is part of my life as an herbalist for the Shikata Eco-Village & Zen Homestead. Bengal Spice by Celestial Seasonings, to this day, remains my favorite tea in the world and in this review I will tell you why. From it’s many health benefits to it’s erotic aroma and extraordinary taste, this tea has it all. In review format, I give Bengal Spice herb tea by Celestial Seasonings 5 of 5 stars.
First I want you to understand that this tea is as erotic and aromatic as the artistic box suggests. I like the box. Before I go into this review I want to get something out of the way. A rumor that I know has been floating around that Celestial Seasonings teas contain fluoride or that their teas are dangerous due to some chemical in them. This is utterly false, I have done my homework, I have talked to the company directly and I have investigated as a Journalist for Yahoo! Inc., Examiner.com and CBS news.com and have found these rumors to be, not only false and misleading, but dangerous to a company that basis it’s sole purpose of existence on formulating healthy herbal, green, white, red and black teas for the people that love tea. We need more companies, like this tea company, in play in today’s marketplace. The people need to learn about the health benefits of tea and especially herbal teas. This tea is close to resembling an exotic Chai tea from India. The spices in this tea are wonderfully balanced to produce a truly one of a kind flavor and the aroma has been known to create memories.
I drank this tea 13 years ago standing in the delivery room of my wife during the day our daughter was born. To this day, the aroma of this tea produces the memory of that wonderful day every time I brew a cup. The flavor is strong, a very cultured tea. If it had a personality, it would probably be like Gandhi. The ingredients are: Cinnamon, roasted chicory, roasted carob, natural spice and vanilla flavors with other natural flavors, ginger, cardamom, black pepper, cloves and nutmeg. When you smell this tea brewing, and when you taste a cup of the tea, it is extraordinary! So robust, yet so smooth. I prefer to drink this tea with honey and cream and always warm, however, I have drank this tea cold and I must say it is very good over ice as well. With ingredients like those, the tea is a great tea to give your children who may be suffering from a fever. Black pepper alone, is a fever reducer. The health benefits of cinnamon and honey are unquestionable and using spices like these during times of illness will surely decrease your healing time.
Because of it’s ginger ingredient, Bengal Spice herbal tea is also a good tea to use if you are suffering from any digestive ailment, such as indigestion. Ginger remains one of the most successful herbs/foods for instantly healing digestive complaints. If the taste, aroma, and health benefits of this tea are not enough to lure you into trying it, then maybe you will find comfort in knowing that their tea bags are compostable, and their tea boxes are all 100% recyclable. Isn’t it time to really enjoy good health again? Start with some great herb teas and you won’t go wrong.