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drank Ginseng Guardian by Yumchaa
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I unfortunately didn’t make it to a Yumchaa shop during my stay in London but I did find one of their stalls in a market. They didn’t have their entire selection available, but it was just enough to make it fun to choose. And I scooped up 300 grams of tea for £12, probably half of what I would pay for anything at home.

This one didn’t jump out at me. I find ginseng not unpleasant but very distinctive and straight-up herbally tasting. It’s kind of like chamomile for me. Anyway, the man at the stall said this was his favourite which prompted me to take a sniff and a closer look. I noticed the vanilla and yoghurt and was intrigued. I try (and usually forget) to take ginseng in capsules, so why not get it in some tea for that price?

This is nice. The ginseng is very much there but it’s smoothed out by the vanilla and creaminess. An interesting blend. I was getting a citrus note and confused by it until I re-read the ingredients and noticed the lemon and lemongrass. Nicely balanced and subtle. I’m quite pleased with the quality of sencha in this and the other green I bought, as well.

cteresa

Sounds interesting, I am tempted to order this one ( they do some email ordering). What other two did you get?

Jessie

It is interesting, and a nice change. I also got the Mango Sunrise which I’ve only had cold (but it was very nice) and Notting Hill, which I haven’t tried yet. I picked up some Lemon Sherbert for my mother who can’t have caffeine so I will hopefully get to try that, too.

Their prices are so reasonable I’m going to be tempted to order by email, too!

Jessie

And, of course, thank you for the suggestion of Yumchaa! I probably wouldn’t have found them there otherwise.

cteresa

You are welcome , I found them by accident myself. But I really like their teas, the quality is very nice and the balance of the tastes is just right for me, even when it sounds unlikely, it all tastes balanced and just right. And for some of their blends ended being total essentials for me – I think I am now on my 4th pack of Berry Berry Nice!
I will try this one soon as well, it sounds lovely.

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cteresa

Sounds interesting, I am tempted to order this one ( they do some email ordering). What other two did you get?

Jessie

It is interesting, and a nice change. I also got the Mango Sunrise which I’ve only had cold (but it was very nice) and Notting Hill, which I haven’t tried yet. I picked up some Lemon Sherbert for my mother who can’t have caffeine so I will hopefully get to try that, too.

Their prices are so reasonable I’m going to be tempted to order by email, too!

Jessie

And, of course, thank you for the suggestion of Yumchaa! I probably wouldn’t have found them there otherwise.

cteresa

You are welcome , I found them by accident myself. But I really like their teas, the quality is very nice and the balance of the tastes is just right for me, even when it sounds unlikely, it all tastes balanced and just right. And for some of their blends ended being total essentials for me – I think I am now on my 4th pack of Berry Berry Nice!
I will try this one soon as well, it sounds lovely.

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