Løv Organic’s Linden Rose Organic Herbal Tea is as pretty as it is fragrant. The chestnut, dried grass and lavender colored blossoms have a lovely floral fragrance, with a smooth taste to match. The pink container stays tightly sealed, helping the tea to stay fresh, thanks to its stylish metal clasp. Anyone who appreciates good design might like this tea for the beautifully designed tin alone.
Interestingly enough, this is the only tea I’ve tasted, herbal or otherwise, that is ruined by sweeteners. Of course there are cultural rules and norms about whether sweetener should be added to certain teas and, if so, when. But from a purely taste perspective, this tea does not play well with sweeteners, and is best consumed plain. It tolerates no more than a teaspoon of honey, while sugar is an absolute no-no. On the opposite end of the spectrum, a little fresh-squeezed lemon juice enhances the flavor.
Even with lemon, this isn’t a tea I find myself wanting to drink very often. It doesn’t taste bad, but drinking this tea really does taste like drinking a bouquet of flowers. Linden Rose tea won’t replace a simple green, black or more traditional herbal tea as staples on my counter, but I will finish the tin. For those interested in trying this tea for themselves, I recommend buying as small a quantity as possible, unless, of course, you just løv the tin.