In case you somehow forgot, Mother’s Day is this weekend! And even though I have no children of my own, I still wanted to dedicate today’s post/review to all the kick ass, superwomen out there, who also go by the name of “Mom”. Mama Bear Magic is a loose leaf green tea from T By Daniel that was curated with all the “mama bears in mind”, meant to bring solace during the chaos and increase alertness/energize the body. What excites me the most about Mama Bear Magic is the fact that there aren’t nearly enough lime-forward tea blends on the market, and this one smells incredibly promising!
Mama Bear Magic comes in brown biodegradable packaging with the option to re-seal. I love the attention to detail this company puts into their labels, especially when it comes to the witty descriptions for each and every one of their tea blends. The sencha dominates the dry leaf appearance of Mama Bear Magic, as it should. Bits of turmeric, ginger, cinnamon bark, and coriander seeds are also present, after some rooting around. The listed ingredients are: (Sencha Makoto) green tea, ginger, coriander, cinnamon, turmeric, pepper, cloves, and natural lime flavouring. This green tea is so fragrant with citrus that I don’t even really need to open the bag to get a good whiff of it. It really does smell like a batch of fresh limes.
T By Daniel suggests steeping Mama Bear Magic for 1-2 minutes in water heated to 80°C (175°F). I opted to steep this tea for a full two minutes.
After two minutes, Mama Bear Magic steeps to a golden yellow colour, deeper than typically expected of a standard sencha, which I’m 100% going to attribute to the turmeric. The various spices in this tea start to come through in the nose post-steep, reminding me of what could be a particularly unique chai blend. Because ginger is the next ingredient after green tea, that is the flavour that I pick up on the most, apart from the lime, upon my initial sips. There’s a very minimal astringency going on, but it’s nothing over the top. The flavour is lively and fresh, with a medium body to it. I really didn’t know what to expect when I first saw the ingredients list for Mama Bear Magic, but I’m so pleased with the end result.
I’ve shared a cup of Mama Bear Magic with my mother a couple times before, as we both deal with inflammation, and the turmeric in this is great for that. She personally wasn’t a fan, but I’m in love with this tea! I love the combination of ingredients. I love how prominent the lime is overall. And I love how warm and cozy drinking this blend makes me feel. I can’t wait to try it iced next!
What’s your favourite citrus fruit in tea? Orange? Grapefruit? Lemon? Sound off in the comments below!
Stay tuned for my upcoming post which is also my first Tiesta Tea review!
Until we steep again…