Om by Ahista Tea
Herbal Infusion / Flavoured
$14.99 for 100g
Ahista Tea has provided me with Om for the purposes of writing an honest review.
I recently tried Om, which came in portioned tea sachets. The aroma of the dry leaf is primarily lavender with hints of lemongrass and chamomile. It smells really inviting and and floral, which is pleasant and makes me think a lot of summer. The idea of the name Om make me think it’s a spa day tea, which is helped along with the soothing aroma of the chamomile.
Om consists of chamomile, lemongrass, rose petals, lavender, and lemon verbena. Surprisingly, I don’t really smell the rose petals – which I often find to be a heavily fragrant ingredient.
Ahista Tea recommends steeping Om in 90-100°C (194-212°F) water for 5 minutes. I opted to steep in 100°C (212°F) water for 5 minutes.
Om steeps to a light orange. It has a strong floral aroma to it. On first taste, I find that it is quite floral. It’s a bit strong on initial taste. I find that I can taste the lemongrass in Om, but the lavender and rose are the strongest flavours in this blend. I found it a bit too perfumey for me, the floral notes come off strong – which is great if you’re a fan of that!
I wound up cutting this with some lemonade (a 1:1 ratio of steeped Om with lemonade that was sweetened with honey) and found that it helped temper the floral notes a lot and made it quite pleasant.
A Second Cup?
I attempted to resteep Om once, and found that it didn’t do that great being resteeped. It is an herbal infusion, so I’m not surprised at all.
My Overall Impression
I liked Ahista Tea’s Om. I found it to be too floral for my tastes when I tried it straight – I found it to be very strong with the lavender and rose flavours. However, it does take nicely to being mixed with lemonade, which made for it to be a great iced lemonade blend, which made me really appreciate the floral notes in this flowery blend.