I can’t say I’ve ever really had a hankering for ginger tea. I’d always associated it with elderly people who are in poor health, or people into wacky healing techniques or what have you. But then I’ve heard the suggestions that ginger is gentle on the stomach, and since I seem to be prone to…um…some digestive issues, I figured it wouldn’t help to pick up a sample, so I did. My digestive issues decided to make themselves known over the past few days (not least of the reasons being because I’ve been consuming a lot of lactose when I’m lactose intolerant), so I figured i’d try this one with breakfast this morning. As it brewed, it made my entire kitchen smell of ginger. I obviously didn’t add anything to it, and let it steep for about five minutes. I was worried when i read there was green rooibos in it, although I had nothing to worry about: nothing in the tea tasted remotely rooibosy, which made me very happy. Perhaps it’s red rooibos I can’t stand but green is alright?
It does indeed taste like a spicy, ginger tea, and I imagine it would feel divine when you’re stuffed up with a cold. It actually didn’t taste as bad as I thought it would (I was also worried it would taste a bit too much like a savoury soup, which I expressly forbid for myself in tea), but it was honestly quite fine. Granted I don’t think I’d reach for it as a delicious treat, but I do think I’ll keep some on hand for that time when I inevitably get really sick and want something that tastes like it’s good for sick people.

JustJames

puerh resolves alot of stomach issues too.

keychange

Oh does it? I have to admit I haven’t tried any!

JustJames

start with the softer ones is my recommendation…. like the yunnan golden puerh from teavana. the verdant ones tend to be heavier, mandala lighter. teavana NOT DAVID’S is a good place to start on this one.

keychange

Thanks for the suggestions. I have to go to Teavana anyway to restock on rock sugar, so I’ll keep that in mind.

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JustJames

puerh resolves alot of stomach issues too.

keychange

Oh does it? I have to admit I haven’t tried any!

JustJames

start with the softer ones is my recommendation…. like the yunnan golden puerh from teavana. the verdant ones tend to be heavier, mandala lighter. teavana NOT DAVID’S is a good place to start on this one.

keychange

Thanks for the suggestions. I have to go to Teavana anyway to restock on rock sugar, so I’ll keep that in mind.

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Well, it’s been slightly over six months since I’ve joined steepster, and I can’t say enough wonderful things about this community. Like many of you, I began my foray into the world of loose-leaf tea by discovering David’s Tea, and although I’ve ventured out and have discovered many other companies that I’m extremely fond of, there are still many of David’s teas that I hold close to my heart and I will always appreciate it as a starting point for my journey.

As for my preferences, I tend to prefer bold black tea, flavoured and unflavoured alike, and I almost always take my blacks with cream and sugar. This isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy a good, flavoured white though, and I’m slowly making my way through the incredibly confusing world of oolongs and greens. I am also not a fan of rooibos, although I am starting to suspect green rooibos may be ok, but you know how it is: when you’ve decided you detest a certain ingredient, you’ll notice it everywhere—perhaps even where it doesn’t exist!

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