Posts Tagged ‘Tiger’
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.