With so many teas on the market, it’s hard to decide which to buy. Should I go with a calming blend made with honey and lavender, or should I get the breakfast blend with the caffeine?
Personally, it depends on the time of day for me which I’ll be drinking, but in the evenings? Hands down, I’m all for some relaxation. Which is why I recently bought some honey lavender tea from Yogi to try. And here’s my two cents as to whether you too should invest in this stress relief tea… or perhaps something… better.
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I’ve tried a lot of brands of tea over the years. Boxed, bagged, even the expensive kind that you used to only be able to get at the mall before they were bought out by Starbucks.
Some are delicious and flavorful, others weren’t worth the price I paid. And it’s been my experience that with most things in life, you get what you pay for in terms of taste and quality.
For example, a lot of the cheap, boxed black teas and green teas that we in the South serve iced with too much sugar? Not a fan. If I ever give an honest review of those, it’s not going to be pretty.
But when it comes to teas like the honey lavender tea from Yogi, it’s not all bad. Let’s take a look.
Honey Lavender Tea Ingredients
One of the things I like about this particular tea is that it’s Non-GMO (meaning no genetically modified organisms present). It’s all natural, and organic to boot, so no pesticides were used in the making of the honey lavender tea.
I love knowing that every time I drink this, I’m not poisoning my body with chemicals meant to kill bugs or weeds. It’s a comfort to me, but I realize not everyone thinks organic is important. I do, but then like I said. That’s me.
I love feeling guilt free about what I’m placing in my body and on my family’s table.
So let’s look at the ingredients. Organic rooibos leaf, organic chamomile, organic lemon balm, organic lemongrass. The list goes on. And yes, the next five are organic, too.
Spearmint, Peppermint, Lavender, Sage, and Stevia. Yum. All good things.
Other Ingredients in Honey Lavender Tea
But wait. There’s more. Organic passionflower plant extract, organic lavender flavor (not just flower), organic lemon myrtle flavor, organic vanilla, and organic honey flavor.
And for those curious about the rainforest alliance stamp on the box, yes. The Honey Lavender tea contains organic rooibos from Rainforest Alliance certified farms. How cool is that? All the more reason to feel good about your purchase. But let’s take a closer look at the box to make sure there’s no false advertising or claims.
Is Honey Lavender Tea Soothing?
So far, the claims made by the company have proven true. Yogi honey lavender tea is organic, all natural, and it’s been Non-GMO certified. Plus, the Rainforest Alliance stamp does refer to the organic rooibos leaf contained inside.
Now for another claim. Honey Lavender Stress Relief tea is said to be soothing, as noted on the soothing serenity blend claim on the front. Now, to be fair, the above statement has not been evaluated by the FDA, as stated on the box. And as such, Yogi products are not meant to diagnose, cure, prevent, or treat any disease. All right.
But is it really soothing?
I would have to vote, yes. Lavender is known for its calming properties. And the tea itself is caffeine free, so it seems like it would be a good evening tea to sip. No caffeine, and I love lavender. As a Young Living essential oil distributor, we use Lavender essential oils frequently (and if you’re interested in getting some, you can click here).
But lastly, the most important two questions. Is Yogi honey lavender tea worth the price and, would I recommend it?
Is Lavender Honey Tea Worth the Price?
The million dollar question. Is this honey lavender tea worth the price?
I guess it depends since I’m not going to divulge how much I spent on it. I actually practically got it for FREE since I had some cartwheel coupons available through the Target app, AND I had a cash back offer from Ibotta. And in case you don’t know what Ibotta is, check out my post here.
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Ok, but back to the honey lavender tea.
Is it worth it? Does it even taste good?
I honestly will be buying it again (because again, I get it for practically nothing thanks to my apps and coupons). And the mild taste doesn’t bother me. Believe me, if you’re looking for a very fragrant, floral taste like what you’d get with Young Living Lavender Vitality, this is NOT it. But you can taste the lavender, though not so much the honey.
It does NOT have an after taste, like some teas I’ve tried. It’s again mild. I like it.
Honestly, taste wise? I’ve had better. So if you’re willing to pay more to get higher quality, more delicious tea? I’d say, buy Oola.
5 Amazingly Refreshing Tea Blends You Have to Try
I’m a huge fan of Oola tea. The brand, their tea, and how they partner with Young Living Essential Oils to make teas specifically formulated for use with edible oils. Love them!
Oola Unwind Tea
And it’s a LOT better in my opinion, than the Yogi Honey Lavender.
Oola teas are great by themselves, but even better when you infuse them with essential oils. The lemon lavender blend is meant to be used with lavender vitality. Really brings out the calming, floral hints without making them overpowering.
Oola Balance Tea
And if you’re looking to unwind and relax, Oola also makes a blend called Balance. A white, floral tea. With just a hint of caffeine, rated a 1/5.
Oola Vitality Tea
And by the way, with Young Living, a little goes a long way. So only use a drop (or two) of the Vitality oils if you’re infusing them in your drinks. Speaking of Vitality, check out Oola’s Cinnamon Vanilla Fusion tea by the same name as the edible oils. Vitality. Yum!
Rest assured that with Oola teas, there are a TON of varieties. I’ve only just named a few.
Oola Peace Tea
If you’re looking for calming blends, Unwind with Lemon Lavender is just one option. But you also have Peace, a masala chai blend which sounds soothing, but it does have a little bit of caffeine, and the Balance tea I mentioned which is a white floral tea to promote relaxation, as well.
Oola Sleep Tea
Sleep, which is a citrus chamomile blend, is meant to help you rest.* Again, no FDA evaluated statements here, but you can check out the teas for yourself and I would highly recommend them. All of them.
My favorite Oola is actually a detox tea called Dragon Clove. It’s fruity and floral, with pieces of dried apple in it.
5 Delicious Blends of Oola Tea
Personally, I’d choose Oola over Yogi any day. But Yogi’s honey lavender wasn’t bad. And I actually wrote an entire post dedicated to 10 of Oola’s most popular flavors (which you can read here).
Based on my review, which of the teas above would you most likely buy? Yogi honey lavender for the mild flavor? Or perhaps Oola’s balance, peace, or unwind?
Comment your favorite below!