4 Tasting Notes
The smell of the bag was overly lemony, with a strong under-note of ginger. When I placed the bag into the water, there was a warm, almost desserty smell, a mixture of the ginger and something I couldn’t quite place. In the background is a hint of licorice, and a good amount of lemon.
For the past 2 weeks I’ve had a bad stomach bug, and I’m sure this will help.
The color of the tea is a pretty dark ginger color. The taste is very delicious, with a good equality of lemon and ginger, with almost hidden under-notes of everything else. It’s a little watery, but then again I prefer my tea to be steeped much longer than the instructions say.
This tea by far is my favorite tea. It is rich, and the kind of tea that you can drink in any mood. I follow the authentic brewing method on the box, but instead I even out the water to milk ratio (50/50 for me). Sweetened with honey, and it is the best.
My first experience with this tea was the day I went over a good friend’s house. She felt like tea, so we decided that THIS tea (out of the many others she owned) would be what we would have. We steeped it for a good 5 minutes. The first sip wasn’t stunning, it was plain and missing something, so I had to add some sugar, and poured in some milk (vanilla soymilk, to be exact). It was delicious with the milk and sugar. This being said, I had to go home pronto and buy myself a box of this stuff. A few boxes later and I enjoy it occasionally, but have leaned more towards herbal teas. Overall, a pretty good tea.
Before this tea I was drinking some all natural and eco packaged herbal peppermint tea, which was ‘okay’. This tea isn’t much different than others, besides the fact that it is very strong, in an amazing way, and it does not go stale while waiting to be sipped (I keep my teas in their own tins). I would say the best steeping time is 5-6 minutes, with water around 175 degrees F. Add a teaspoon on honey, and it is perfect! <3