Upon returning from a 10-day break I had a surprise package – a box of tea from A Healthy Leaf, containing some of their pomegranate flavour Moringa Oleifera herbal tea bags.
I’ve heard of moringa tea many times before, and I’ve tried moringa powder, but I’ve never tried moringa tea – so I’m super excited about this review.
For those that do not know, moringa is a fast-growing tree found commonly in places like India and Thailand. A Healthy Leaf’s Moringa is actually grown in Ecuador – another area where moringa grows well.
Farmers cultivate it and use its leaves, fruits, and even its roots for various purposes – due to its nutritionally dense profile, it is often used as a health supplement or to help treat malnutrition.
A Healthy Leaf’s Moringa Oleifera Herbal Tea is made from the leaves of the moringa tree, and delivers natural benefits of being gluten free, caffeine free, and raw.
On opening the bright green pouch, a powerful aroma of pomegranate hits your nostrils – it smells almost alcoholic, like a pomegranate liqueur.
They don’t state the basis of the pomegranate flavour, whether it is natural or artificial, but given the health credentials of the brand and the tea itself, I would assume this is a natural flavouring (it’s organic, non GMO, and contains over 92 nutrients and 46 antioxidants!).
On adding the water, the pomegranate smell mellows and it starts to smell a little more toasty. I let mine steep for a good 4 minutes and by this time it is smelling like a really good quality genmaicha.
The toasty smell doesn’t translate to the flavour of this tea however – on tasting, it has a comforting, warming sensation with a thick mouth-feel, followed by a subtle after-tone off pomegranate.
I can imagine this tea to be a great addition to a Summer’s day picnic, when brewed as an ice tea – due to its refreshing, fruity aftertaste.
As I mentioned earlier, this is the first time I’ve tried moringa tea – and I’m impressed! It’s a lovely brew and I’ll definitely be trying this again.
Here’s what A Healthy Leaf say about this blend:
Our Moringa tea bags are filled with 100% pure, USDA Certified organic, dried Moringa oleifera leaves. The natural flavor contains only pure crushed Moringa leaves in each tea bag, while the pomegranate flavor contains the same crushed Moringa leaves as the natural flavor plus pomegranate juice extract. We absolutely love it and highly recommend it!
So that confirms my earlier assumption that the pomegranate flavour in the tea is natural – making this a 100% natural, nutritious, and delicious brew.