Our HappyTea was reviewed by Tracy's Afternoon Tea. Raizana Tea Company is a great little family business who do a full and fantastic range of health and wellness focused loose leaf teas. The ingredients and herbs in the teas are all natural and can be used as natural remedies for a wide range of ailments. The teas comprise only the finest herbs and ingredients which are of a very high quality. I was feeling a bit down when this sample of HappyTea arrived in the mail, so receiving it was very timely. Just the name of the tea made me perk up a bit. It’s funny how one little piece of ‘happy’ can have a cumulative effect and lead to a bit more ‘happy’ so I did two things: I put on a t-shirt I had with the slogan ‘your day is about to get happier’, and I also couldn’t resist making a smiley face with the dry ingredients of the tea. So far so good! HappyTea The ingredients and herbs which came in airtight pouches smelled lovely – calming, fruity, and fresh and comprised: St. John’s Wort, Camomile, Orange Peel, Hibiscus Petal, Yerba Mate, Stevia, Natural Guava Flavour. St. John’s Wort is a known natural mood enhancer so having this in the ingredients listing could only be a good thing. I brewed the tea for 4 ½ minutes (suggested brew time 3 – 5 minutes, slightly off the boil) and watched the ruby red colour of the hibiscus petals gradually seep out of the infuser which was very pretty to see – quite mesmerising in fact. What greeted my taste buds was this wonderful medley of flavours which meshed together very well, but in particular there was a tang which came through, partly from the hibiscus petal, but mainly from the orange peel which lifted the whole cup. It certainly felt like there was a little ray of sunshine going through the cup with that frisson of orange. The camomile gave the tea a relaxing feel, yet the tang from the orange felt like a tiny ray of hope. The tea also had a fairly sweet taste which was due to the stevia, a natural sweetener which comes from plants. This tea had a very interesting and clever combination of flavours. It had good ingredients to help combat the blues and differed from a lot of similar herbal teas in that the key ingredient to try and lift one’s mood (St. John’s Wort) was livened up with the addition of other ingredients which work together with the goal of trying to induce a positive vibe or attitude. Not only that, this was a herbal tea which actually tasted really good, as well as having herbs and ingredients to promote wellbeing. Just the name of the tea helps you feel just that tiny bit better, at least that is the effect it had on me, and every little bit of positivity helps.