Tea Company: Rishi Tea (website)
Ingredients: Organic ginger, organic orange peel, organic licorice root, organic lemongrass, organic turmeric, and essential oil of lemon
Vendor Suggested Preparation: Water: 212°F / Boiling / Leaves: 1 tablespoon per 8 oz / Infusion Time: 4-5 minutes
First things first: turmeric is pronounced TUR-mer-ick, and if I’m to believe the claims I’m reading, it’ll cure what ails ya, be it Alzheimer’s, prostate trouble, arthritis, obesity, or skin conditions. It also appears to be useful in zazzing up roast lamb, pickles, and chicken dishes.
Pair that with ginger, legendary for its digestive benefits, and you have a combination that at least by reputation, ought to preserve you well into a ripe old age.
Rishi’s blend looks like something that belongs in your spice cabinet–heavy on the ginger powder visually and in flavor. Just past the ginger is the presence of licorice root–noticeable, but not so cloyingly sweet as to be annoying (I’m biased against licorice on general principles). However, about the time your taste buds settle down for your brain to catch up, BAM! the turmeric hits the back of your throat with the burn of a mild chili powder. Not hot enough to make the eyes water, but warm enough to make the eyes widen.
It’s nice to find a healthful herbal alternative that doesn’t lean toward the lemony. Rishi’s Turmeric Ginger would be a natural choice for chai and spice lovers as well as herbal drinkers looking for a warm and healthy something-to-clear-out-the-esophagus come cold and flu season.
You can purchase the Turmeric Ginger directly from the Rishi Tea website.
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