Tonight I ate 4 ice cream cones in a row. As a single 30-mumble woman living on her own (if you don’t count my furry kids), I have these random moments where I act like a 12 year old kid again, only without any parental supervision! (Wait you mean I’m supposed to act like an adult?! Huh?)
Anyway, tonight was one of those moments. I got a craving for ice cream, so I went to the grocery store and purchased a quart of Peanut Butter Brownie Sensation from Blue Bunny, a quart of Frozen Yogurt Caramel Praline Crunch also from Blue Bunny, a package of waffle cones and some chocolate syrup. I should have known it was a bad idea from the start.
I got started and drenched the inside of the waffle cone with chocolate syrup, then one scoop of the Peanut Butter Brownie Sensation and one scoop of the Caramel Praline Crunch. But one wasn’t enough…neither was 2. But by the time I ate the 3rd I figured I was commited at this point and stuffed myself with a 4th. In all, I ate 4 waffles cones, an entire quart of ice cream and way too much chocolate syrup.
Afterwards, I’m sure you can imagine how my tummy felt. So when I reached for something to rinse down the sticky confections with, I reached for this “Better Belly Blend” from Two Leaves and a Bud. The ingredients in this herbal infusion are: Fennel, Cassia (Cinnamon), Ginger, Apple Pieces, Calendula (Marigold), Anise, Dandelion, Crisped Mint, Caraway, Peppermint, Cornflower (organic). All of the ingredients are herbs which are known for their help with the digestive tract*, with the exception of perhaps the Calendula and Cornflower petals which are likely included to bring a bright confetti appearance to the blend.
Two Leaves and a Bud describes this tea as:
One Bite too Many? A rich-tasting herbal tea you’ll want after any meal!
If your stomach needs a soother, we’re here to help. Settle your tummy with this blend of fennel, ginger, anise, mint and caraway. The pleasant taste from crisped mint, calendula, apple pieces makes this an after-dinner drink you can finally feel good about.
Top note: Tangy
Middle Note: Complex and Layered
Finish: Tanic yet mellow
Well I had definitely had one bite too many. I had 3 ice cream cones too many!! So I prepared this herbal tisane with no milk or sugar and drank it with the hopes that it would provide some relief to the feeling that I had just devoured a giant barrel full of monkies…monkies holding ice cream cones!
The flavor of the tea is somewhat bland, it’s what I would consider very stereotypical of an ‘herbal tea’. It does have somewhat of a tangy note, but mostly the flavor is mellow herbs. The flavor is perfect for settling your stomach, nothing too strong. It’s a thousand times better tasting than a chalky liquid heartburn remedy or that well-known brand that has a bright pink color to match the thick pink nauseatingly minty flavor. This tea not only tastes better, but I feel it is overall more effective using 100% natural ingredients.
This is a nice, soothing and calming herbal tea, with the power to ease a tummy that had way too much ice cream inside!