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I know this is not really tea per se, but it is already in the data base so I thought I would give my review.
I have become addicted to bento. For most of my life I have been addicted to Asian cuisine, very specifically Japanese. And every once in a while I fancy myself an amazing chef and try my hand at making some delicious food. Just a note, Japanese chefs are amazingly skilled, that stuff is hard to pull off and make taste good. But even harder to pull it off and make it look good too. Throughout my bento quest I have been doing a lot of experimenting. So long story, I decided this weekend I was going to go all out and make sushi. I haven’t made sushi in such a long time. I ended up doing maki-sushi, a whole bunch of different onigiri, tamygoyaki, and some lettuce rolls. I wasn’t even hungry by the time I had everything prepared.
So anyway the point of this story is that I had to go shopping for ingredients, and I couldn’t find everything I wanted and I was scouring the shelves and came across this. And of course, I had to buy it.
I was not expecting too much, but if you were sitting in the room with me, this was my review: coughs out loud and then “WOW!”.
Holy spice, Ginger Drink! I actually used more water then recommended too. This comes packaged in individual servings. The granules are actually a fare size, they reminded me of yeasty coloured pellet fish food (gross, I know). The smell was kind of ginger but you could also strongly smell honey. After the tea is dissolved it smells strongly ginger, but it is almost not like real ginger. Is there such a thing as fake ginger? The taste of this is definitely kick you in the face ginger. There is quite a bit of spice too it. There is a very strong honey sweetness. There is more honey then I would have liked but this will work.
Someone in one of the threads was asking about teas for your nose? Well this one would definitely get your nose running and your sinuses clear.
My guy got me this at World Market not too long ago. When I need something sweet, I tend to go for this powdered drink mix. It’s like drinking candy. I know what I am paying for here, and this is no Koicha. (or usucha for that matter.) As for the ginger aspect, it is quite strong. I love ginger in all of it’s forms, and I am not afraid of the intensity of this. The flavor tries it’s best to drown out all trace of ‘tea,’ but to no avail.
For more than 6 oz. of water though, I usually double up the packets. It gets watery too easily.
Flavors: Ginger, Sugar
Ugh, PMS of doom, complete with nausea. I figured ginger might help, so my sweetie made me a cup of this. It’s sweet and spicy and incredibly potent – it tastes like pure ginger with sugar, which I think it basically is. Usually the back of the throat heat from it is nice, but last night it was a little too much.
Flavors: Ginger, Spicy, Sweet
an instant matcha powder, with mixed in sweetener, ginger and milk powder. Can be either served hot or cold. Ginger taste is quite overpowering, besides the fact that the resultant mixture is very green, matcha flavor is not easily discovered. Is rather sweet, reminds me somewhat of condensed milk. I consider this more a sort of warm softdrink rather then tea. I imagine this would be great for a sore throat.
The taste of this instant tea reminds me of the base for bubble tea. it’s creamy and very sweet (i did not add any milk or sugar), but leaves an oily taste on the tongue. the ‘tea’ doesn’t really come through for me, it’s more of a bitter aftertaste. there are a lot of artificial ingredients in here also, which I’m not a fan of. But I do love bubble tea, and this is a quick and easy substitue if you can’t get out to a bubble tea shop.
This tea is not that good for you since it’s a mix, but it’s also not that bad, and it tastes great! Not too sweet, a little bit of body from the milk (especially if you mix it with less water than it says to, like I do), and a good strong almost-real tea taste— not like the Lipton instant teas that all sort of taste harsh or sour at all.
This is the only tea that I will add milk to. In fact, I add one spoon of sugar and a splash of milk into this one. This tea is so insanely wonderful, I drink it almost daily!
It’s probably all that random weird stuff that I don’t care much about in this tea, but it adds up to 70 calories if you don’t add extra milk and sugar like me. 10g out of the total 18g of this is sugar! Gosh that sounds horrible, but it does taste nice. So half of this tea is sugar; didn’t expect that. There is probably caffeine in this too. It still feels quite relaxing to drink this though.
Love this tea even with it’s unhealthy factors. Trust me, this stuff tastes good.
It’s in powder form, so one cup/ packet. So steep time? There isn’t really. Just pour in the tea and mix it.
It sound ominous, doesn’t it? “Ginger Drink.” Reminds me of drinking Malk, now with Vitamin R! ;)
Let me assure you that this isn’t ominous at all. It’s dehydrated ginger and honey, and that’s it. It is also the second most brilliant thing ever when you are sick.
Feeling nauseous? Drink some of this. Sniffly, throat hurting, feeling achy and generally terrible? Drink some of this. It’ll perk you right up, seriously. Boiling water, maybe a little milk, and you’re good.
I may love it because of family associations, though. Y’see, my aunt had this family remedy for illness. Peel + slice up fresh ginger, then boil in a pot of water until the water gets really, really gingery. Pour it into your mug over crushed red chilli pepper flakes. Add a little honey or sugar if you like to sweeten it up. Milk also acceptable.
She was right, too. I felt better every time. The combination of ginger and chilli peppers can lick just about any feeling of sickness.
This is a lot like that, only with less effort involved. When you’re sick, chances are good you probably don’t feel like peeling ginger. (The slicing’s easy, but peeling ginger sucks out loud.) I’ve got a stockpile of this on hand for anytime I’m feeling at all under the weather. :)