Posts Tagged ‘Ginger tea’
Tea Company: The Necessiteas (website)
Ingredients: Green tea, strawberries, mango, ginger, natural flavors
Vendor Suggested Preparation: Use 1 tsp per 8 oz less then boiling water, steep 3 min
Sencha, mango, strawberries, and ginger. Which is the odd one out? When I first read the list of ingredients the ginger stuck out at me and I thought about what the tea may taste like. Sencha has a vegetal taste, while strawberries and mango are fruity and sweet; the ginger if done wrong could really negatively affect the taste of the tea as ginger is sometimes quite potent and has a bit of a sting. Yes, the amount of ginger pieces blended in the tea must be added with caution I would think.
The nose off the dry leaf is sweet and fruity, and gladly no overwhelming ginger aroma. I steeped 1 tsp. in 8oz of boiling filtered water for 3 minutes as per instructions.
The taste was like a bubblegum taste, there was a natural sweetness to it, and rightfully just the right touch of ginger. The vegetal notes of sencha however could not transcend the fruity bubblegum taste. There was definitely more flavour than tea notes here.
Not a bad tea if you like sweet, fruity, flavoured teas with more flavour and less tea. Personally, I prefer the other way around – subtle flavour and more tea. I could drink teas like this when I need a change from my usual routine though. It’s good to change it up a bit.
You can purchase the StrawMango Ginger directly from the The Necessiteas website.
Tea Company: Hampstead Tea (website)
Ingredients: Fairtrade green tea, Fairtrade root ginger
Vendor Suggested Preparation: Best brewed with boiled water that has cooled for a few minutes. This prevents bitterness and ensures the natural sweet smoothness of the tea shines through. Steep for 1-3 minutes
Hampstead’s Ginger Green detox tea follows the trend of recent Hampstead teas I’ve tasted – that being a softer flavour of the main ingredient coupled with a more noticeable base tea flavour. The ginger taste is not potent like ginger tisanes. Here the green tea involved softens the ginger taste and mellows the sting of the ginger. I like the grassiness but it is a tad dull. If you prefer tea tastes that are not too overpowered by the flavour element, then this might be right for you. But do not leave the teabag in too long as this could lead to a bitter, tiger-balm-like taste. I think this could have ruined it for me. I steeped it too long and did not have another sample to try again. Try a 2 minute steep instead of three.
I would drink this tea if there were nothing else around but I would not purposely choose it to drink.
You can purchase the Ginger Green directly from the Hampstead Tea website.
Tea Company: Hampstead Tea (website)
Ingredients: lemon rind, lemongrass and Fairtrade root ginger
Vendor Suggested Preparation: The clear lively flavours of our herbal infusions are best brought out by brewing with freshly boiled, good quality water. Steep one sachet of tea per person for 3-5 minutes and enjoy.
The smell from the dry teabag is medicinal.
Brewed for 2 minutes, lifted out the tea bag, took a sip and immediately slipped the teabag back into my cup.
I left the teabag in my cup as I drank this herbal tea.
I could taste the ginger more predominately than the lemon peel. As I neared the bottom of my cup, my mouth was alive with ginger!
This tea would be nice drank at bedtime. It is soothing and calming, but not much on taste. This one fell flat for me. I liked it ok, but I would not choose this tea again.
You can purchase the Lemon Ginger directly from the Hampstead Tea website.
Category of Tea: White
Tea Company: Tea forte (website)
Ingredients: ginger, blackberry leaves, lemon balm leaves, white tea, mallow flowers, flavoring.
Vendor Suggested Preparation: Steep for 2-4 minutes, 195F.
Although I normally cut open teabags and steep them loose, I decided to steep this tea in its own bag and why not, Tea Forte has one of the most attractive teabags in the industry. I kept the teabag in for the full duration of my drinking the tea. Steeped leaves show broken green leaves, stem, ginger bits, and white flower petals. Infusion is a yellowish colour. Although the leaves are not small enough, I did notice a little bit of dust components, pekoe?, that made it through the teabag and sat on the surface of the tea. Aroma is heavenly, sweet from the pear.
Unlike with many teas with ginger as an ingredient that I have tasted recently, the ginger here is surprisingly soft. Sweetness came predominantly from the white tea and pear and the ginger played the supportive role. The resulting taste of the balance of these three flavours is one similar to bubble gum. Funny, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pear bubble gum flavour before, but the combination of these three ingredients was spot on like bubble gum. Don’t get me wrong, I like bubble gum but like with bubble gum I can’t chew more than one piece at a time. I don’t think I can drink more than one cup of this tea at a sitting. I can’t see myself drinking a lot of it.
You can purchase Tea forte white ginger pear directly from their website.
Tea Company: Boston Tea Company (website)
Ingredients: Chinese Black Tea, Ginger Pieces, Peach Pieces, Apricot Pieces, Natural Ginger-Peach Flavor
Vendor Suggested Preparation: Not Listed on the website
My first attempts at this tea left me wishing that Ginger had not left the teabag. I was greatly disappointed that a tea with ginger in the name would not taste like ginger. Ginger is a flavor profile that is hard to forget once you have a good ginger tea, the bite on your tongue, the spiciness that fills your mouth like fireworks if you could have fireworks in your mouth. Ah, I am digressing from this review.
A few days ago, I accidentally let this tea brew for four minutes! Yikes! Bitter is what awaits me with this cup. I sipped “gingerly” (wait for it, the pun is upon us) and WHOA, I was blown away by the ginger blast that hit my mouth. I drank this cup and quickly brewed a second. Waited FOUR minutes and my mouth danced in excitement. Ginger had not left the teabag! She just needed more time to arrive in my cup.
This is an excellent tea. When you smell the dry teabag, you smell peaches, nice ripe peaches. A 2-3 minute infusion will leave you with a nice black peach tea. This is very tasty over ice on a hot day. A four minute infusion will give you a ginger blast that will knock your socks off and can cure a sore throat in just one cup.
You can purchase the Ginger, Peach and Apricot Black Tea directly from the Boston Tea Company website.