Wildwood Botanicals’ Lunar Cycle

Lunar Cycle by Wildwood Botanicals
Herbal Infusion / Flavoured
$9.00 for 50g

Wildwood Botanicals has provided me with Lunar Cycle for the purposes of providing an honest review.

First Impressions

Lunar Cycle is described by Wildwood Botanicals as an herbal tea that is designed to help manage cramps, mood-swings and other PMS discomfort. Each ingredient was picked with helping women in mind, and it’s obvious with each ingredient. Because these herbs have medicinal properties, I would strongly urge people who are on prescription medications to consult with a healthcare professional, as it is possible for herbs to interact with medications.

Lunar Cycle consists of organic nettle leaf, organic alfalfa, organic lemon balm, and organic peppermint. When I opened the bag (a resealable kraft paper bag), the first thing that I can smell is the peppermint with a hint of lemon balm. The description of the ingredients on the label (and product page) includes all the benefits of each ingredient – ranging from pain relief, improved digestion, muscle relaxation, and boosting ones immune system.

Preparation

Wildwood Botanicals recommends steeping Lunar Cycle in 100°C (212°F) for 8 to 10 minutes. My initial steep of Lunar Cycle was for 8 minutes.

First Taste

Lunar Cycle steeps to a dark orange, and has a wonderful minty aroma to it. When I sip it, it reminds me a lot of a peppermint tea. I’m not sure what nettle or alfalfa leaf is supposed to taste like, and unfortunately I don’t really taste the lemon balm. The peppermint flavour is strong though, and quite tasty.

A Second Cup?

I attempted to resteep Lunar Cycle and found the the flavours wanting. I would say that Lunar Cycle is good for one steep.

My Overall Impression

I loved Wildwood Botanicals’ Lunar Cycle. Now, I didn’t do any research into the medicinal properties of the ingredients to tell you if they really work, but I can tell you that Lunar Cycle makes a particularly tasty cup of tea, especially if you are a fan of peppermint. If you suffer from cramps or other monthly discomforts, it’s always worth it to try something new if what you’ve been doing hasn’t been working.

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