My friend Ellen posted me a packet of Sonnentor organic tea to enjoy :) She writes in the accompanying letter that the box of tea bags amounts to 20 new blog posts. I am going to take that as a challenge and give it a go.
Cheerfully some of the teas have delightful names such as "Guardian Angel Spice-Fruit Tea" and "it's all good! Sweet Dreams" Which makes me think of your world tour microfiction Ellen and seriously tempts me :)
For to-day however I am going to content myself with describing Schutzengel Gewurz Fruchteteemischung or as it is translated on the packet Guardian Angel Spice Fruit Tea. With a name like that it has a lot to live up to.
It definitely will lift your spirits and your pulse as it contains apple pieces, coriander, fennel, rosehip, spearmint(without menthol), anise, lemon balm and cornflowers. This is a tea that will blast the demon out of you. Almost hot, it really wakes you up. Fennel, lemon balm anise and spearmint pack the punch and refreshes. However I really don't get a fruity vibe from this tea nor does the coriander really hit home. I would argue that "Guardian Angel spiced fruit tea" is not entirely the most apt label. "Kick ass, zombie killer" is probably much more apt. This is a tea I would drink to help bust a cold or if I really need to put my brain to work.
Fennel is a highly aromatic and flavorful herb with culinary and medicinal uses, and, along with the similar-tasting anise, is one of the primary ingredients of absinthe. Fennel contains anethole, which may explain some of its medical effects. Anethole which is an organic compound is 13 times sweeter then sugar and has potent antimicrobial properties working against bacteria, yeast, and fungi. You can grow fennel quite easily and brew a tea from the fresh leaves or you can dry them and save them for later.