I had Ginger Lemon tea and very lovely company on my flight between Rome and Stockholm; double win. (Or maybe even a triple win, because I got two steeps out of this bag.)
Now I feel a little Romesick, because that’s where my tea stash is.
“I had Ginger Lemon tea and very lovely company on my flight between Rome and Stockholm; double win. (Or maybe even a triple win, because I got two steeps out of this bag.) Now I feel a little...” Read full tasting note
“Delicious! I have a viral cold or bad allergies. I usually can’t tell the difference. (sigh). I wanted to try something new, but I opted for green and something with ginger and lemon. Oh...” Read full tasting note
“Thanks, Ricky, for this tea in my Hoppitea surprise! (And after reading your review for it… gee, thanks a lot.) ;) Dry the tea smells slightly tart. It’s a fresh green, with a hint...” Read full tasting note
“I’ve tried a few different lemon and ginger-type teas, and they have had the advantage of being caffeine free, but this one’s flavour is the best, for sure. I had it sweetened and it...” Read full tasting note
Green tea from China flavored with natural essences of lemon and ginger.
Tasting advice: delicious plain or sweetened. Can also be drunk iced in the summer.
Time of day: Afternoon
Main flavor: Citrus with fruity note
Ideal water temperature: 160°F
Quantity needed: 0,1 oz.
Recommended brewing time: 3-4 min
Company description not available.
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Thanks, Ricky, for this tea in my Hoppitea surprise! (And after reading your review for it… gee, thanks a lot.) ;)
Dry the tea smells slightly tart. It’s a fresh green, with a hint of ginger. 165/1.5 min. The steeped tea is somewhat cloudy. I can definitely pick up on the lemon scent. It’s the most pronounced flavor in the taste as well. The ginger is there, but it’s very light. It would be nice if it were a bit stronger. The green, however, is really good. It’s a leafy taste. The lemons pairs well with it. This is a terrific afternoon pick-me-up tea. Very nice.
I’ve tried a few different lemon and ginger-type teas, and they have had the advantage of being caffeine free, but this one’s flavour is the best, for sure. I had it sweetened and it has a pleasant grassy kind of taste with just a hint of lemon and some slightly stronger gingery notes over that. Ideally, the lemon and ginger would be stronger (particularly the lemon, which is kind of a ghost here), but this way, you can appreciate the taste of the tea leaves, so fair enough. You could also just add some of your own fresh lemon and ginger too, or mix it with another tea that has stronger ginger and lemon elements I guess. I may have been expecting the flavour to be a bit different because similar teas I’ve had in the past have had ginger and lemon as the only thing going on. As it is, it has a very pleasant aftertaste of a lemon and ginger candy or something similar. Something that was really nice about this tea is that I’ve had problems in the past with what I feel is a kind of staleness or overly dry, bland kind of taste to ginger in tea. Maybe the green tea adds some freshness to the flavour that prevents this. I was pretty glad that this tea didn’t have that aspect! To me, the main drawback to it is its lack of lemon, which is disappointing because lemon goes so well with green tea. You get a tiny suggestion of lemon at the end of a sip, but otherwise, it basically tastes more like a ginger green tea to me, though a well orchestrated one that I’d probably buy again.
This tea has a really soothing, subtle feel to it. “Peaceful” would be a good description of the vibe of this tea (the vibe, but not the effect—it could just be the fact that even a single cup of tea will really wake me up, but I had two or three cups of this today and even though the taste was peaceful, it certainly didn’t have a calming effect! Don’t drink it at night!) A word of warning: I always over-steep stuff, and this tea wasn’t as forgiving as many other teas are. Its flavour was still great, but there was a bit of a noticeable bitterness that may have been prevented had I watched the steeping time.
Usually, I am a fan of lemon and ginger green teas, in fact it is one of my favourite kinds of green tea. However, unfortunately this type by Kusmi tea did not live up to my expectation of it. Instead of being light and fresh I have experienced it as smoky and bitter. I’ve tried brewing it in different ways and have drank it many times to give it a fair shot, but I’ve never grown to like it, instead, I dislike it more with every cup. I think I’m just going to get rid of it. I wish I could give it to someone keen to try it, but I don’t think it’s worth sending a package all the way across the Atlantic ocean, if only it was that bit better. Oh well.
Another that’s been sitting in the cupboard for two and a half years so I’d be interested to try some fresh.
Overall I found this kind of bitter. In the future I would try steeping it considerably less. Ginger and lemon notes were present, but I would have like a little bit more to shine through. Drinking this makes me go “well that’s an okay green tea” as opposed to “yum…lemon and ginger!” which is what I was hoping for. Wouldn’t be a repurchase based on this cup alone.
Update: I just made another cup of this steeping it for 2.5 minutes and the bitterness was much better.
Flavors: Bitter, Ginger, Lemon
I put four teas in the fridge to cold steep this morning, and this was one of them. I have to say, I’m very impressed with this iced. It came out a slightly murky pale green with a brown tinge. I added some syrup and it tastes remarkably similar to ginger ale, but without the carbonation. I think I actually prefer it without the bubbles! The ginger tastes lingers in a pleasant way and the lemon is very mild and lovely. I could see myself drinking this chilled regularly. I guess I know what’s going to happen to the rest of that tin! :)