This is spicy, but not a chai spicy. I’m not a fan of ginger though, so I don’t love this tea but it isn’t bad.
“Yesterday morning I made a batch of gluten free scones, made with a mix of almond & coconut flour. I've been experimenting with scone recipes lately because I love scones, & I miss them. Most paleo...” Read full tasting note
“And tonight I've done something wrong with this. Its just not quite right. Hmm. Well, this is the way it goes with tea, isnt it? Where did my sugar sweet note go? Hmmmmm. Pondering over this cup. ” Read full tasting note
“Another cup of this one this morning- it's too cold, but I love this weather. It's still gingerbread-y and good. Yummy! Just thought of something: It reminds me of Ginger Snaps! Super yum!” Read full tasting note
“I haven't bought bagged tea in months, but I was tempted by this because I wanted holiday tea and I had nothing gingerbread-ish. I couldn't tell you how it is on its own, but I can tell you...” Read full tasting note
A wonderful way to thaw a frosty chill is to step into a cozy kitchen warmed by the spicy aroma of fresh-baked gingerbread! That old-fashioned recipe flavors our Gingerbread Spice Herb Tea — a nostalgic medley of ginger, cinnamon and other good-for-you ingredients. Because it’s naturally caffeine free, you can indulge in this festive tea anytime.
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Received this as a gift from my mother, along with another bagged tea from the Holiday range.
The scent is definitely artificial – this is more apparent in the dry leaf than the actual brew – but not altogether unpleasant. I can recognize it as gingerbread, at any rate, but it doesn’t bring back any warm, fuzzy memories of freshly-baked cookies.
I overbrewed this once; it became almost nauseatinly strong, and the fakeness took over any flavor I might have found. Brewed properly (seven to ten minutes; as long as you don’t leave it alone for twenty, like I did, the tea seems fairly forgiving), the tea tastes mostly of ginger. Warm, not unpleasant. Tastes more like gingerbread when sweetened, but I’ve been drinking it without sugar.
All in all, this isn’t an awful tea. I wouldn’t suggest buying it – I certainly won’t be repurchasing – but I don’t regret having it, and I will finish my box. Average, I guess, and on par with what I would expect from novelty tea.
Meh. I was so hoping for more flavor with this tea and it came out lame even with sugar. When did I become such a loose tea snob? This tisane is completely unremarkable. The ginger does little for me.
Dear Celestial Seasonings —
Please start making tisanes that taste like something besides watered down flavors.