Traditional Medicinals Organic Throat Coat Tea Review (Vegan)
This is a product review of the Traditional Medicinals Organic Throat Coat Seasonal Tea. If you’re interested in this tea, chances are it’s not just for the robust herbal flavors this tea offers. You’re probably a singer who is seeking out tools to soothe and strengthen your vocal folds. Or, you’re feeling a bit under the weather with a sore throat and require some TLC from some herbal tea goodness.
Whatever reason, I’m here to share my thoughts on the tea.
For starters, I’m about 3 boxes into a 6 pack of tea 😲
I got this six-pack from Amazon.com because it actually came out to be cheaper than buying per unit at my local grocery store. I haven’t tried Throat Coat tea before this but I’m kind of a tea fiend and since I’ve also been on the market for teas that support vocal health, I was committed to the long-haul even if I wasn’t a fan of the flavor.
Review of the Flavor
Thankfully, I quite enjoyed the flavor of this tea. It tastes earthy and sweet at the same time. I actually love the flavor so much I’ve had to limit myself to a cup a day to try and make my supply last.
I think the majority of tea lovers would really love the flavor of this tea. It’s both familiar and unique. Contradicting, I know, but just try it and you’ll understand.
People who don’t really drink tea might need a bit of an adjustment to the taste of tea in general. Non-tea drinkers may want more sweetness to their teas so I’d suggest adding your favorite drink sweetener till the drink is flavored to your liking.
Review of the Ingredients
Let’s take a look at the Traditional Medicinals Throat Coat Supplement Facts to see all the herbal ingredients.
Organic licorice root 760 mg, Organic slippery elm bark [USP] 80 mg, Organic licorice root dry aqueous extract 60 mg, Organic marshmallow root [PhEur] 60 mg, Proprietary Blend: 1040 mg, Organic wild cherry bark (Prunus serotina), Organic bitter fennel fruit, Organic Saigon cinnamon bark, Organic sweet orange peel This is the pharmacopoeial quality standard we use because quality matters.
This tea contains all vegan-friendly ingredients. In fact, all teas from Traditional Medicinals are vegan.
Source: Traditional Medicinals
Ingredients That Are Natural Remedies
The herb slippery elm has been used as a natural remedy in teas and lozenges to reduce inflammation in the throat. The herb licorice root is supposed to numb the back of the throat. And the hard marshmallow root is supposed to facilitate natural secretions that are soothing, softening, and healing.
From my experience, three boxes of tea in, I can attest to these herbal benefits. The first time I had my first cup of Throat Coat, was after a particularly difficult vocal lesson. The relief was almost immediate. My throat felt ‘looser’ or more relaxed. Overall, less irritated.
I should probably also note that I’m an amateur singer who practices 45 minutes a day, five days a week.
Review of the Color … Yes, the Color
While I’m writing this article I’m sipping on a hot mug of Throat Coat. Mmmmm.
As I looked down at this healing elixir, I thought I’d mention what the color of the tea looks like in case some of you folks were wondering.
Throat Coat tea isn’t a black tea like an earl grey and it isn’t light like a chamomile tea. I’d say it’s a happy medium between the two, somewhere in the middle.
I wanted to include the color of the tea because oftentimes the color correlates to the number of tannins a tea contains. Typically, darker teas have a higher content of tannins. Consuming drinks with high concentrations of tannins (commonly in dark teas and coffee) can lead to buildup on tooth enamel which causes teeth staining.
Those who care about their teeth color shouldn’t worry about this too much as long as you give your mouth a good rinse after enjoying a cup. This flushes out any of those nasty tannins! Sometimes I’ll even forget to swish some water and rinse after a cup but I haven’t noticed any teeth staining as I have with black coffee.
How Much did Throat Coat Tea Cost?
As I mentioned above, I bought this tea in a pack of six because it came out to be a cheaper option than buying per unit at my local grocery store. If you do the math, divide my cost ($25.07) over the number of tea boxes (6) and you’ll see that I got these for about $4.17. Most grocery retailers price these closer to $5 a box.
Overall Review of Traditional Medicinals Throat Coat Tea
Traditional Medicinals Throat Coat Tea definitely helps soothe my throat, no doubt about it. On the days when I’ve gone without it, my throat could tell. I don’t treat my vocal folds badly (i.e. loads of dairy or spicy food) but I could just tell the difference the tea makes versus missing a day of it.
And since having this tea on hand, I haven’t been sick (knock on wood). But I imagine the same benefits I’ve felt as a singer would also be transferrable to someone who is sick with a sore throat, cough, or cold.
You can buy a pack of six of the tea on Amazon.com like I did or purchase a single pack at your local grocery store.
This page was updated on 10/6/2012.