It’s funny how names can color receptions of a tea. I was expecting this herbal blend from Mighty Tea, Ginger Twist, to be quite piquant. Instead, it seemed very fresh and clean tasting, but not especially spicy. My mouth felt almost as though I had used some sort of pleasant-flavored antiseptic mouthwash!
The mint was very obvious, as was the lemongrass, which makes sense since there is lots of both clearly visible in the sachet. The chunks of stuff appear to be both ginger and fruit pieces, but the overall effect is pretty close to the description on the box:
Lemongrass, tropical fruits and mint fueled with a touch of ginger
How true! Well, except that I would mention the mint second, since it is more dominant to my palate than are the tropical fruits…
Overall, I am pleased with this tisane. I consumed a second glass and found it to be more spicy, though I believe that I steeped it for about the same amount of time. The licorice is very subtle, imparting only a smidgeon of sweetness, so this blend is very different from Harney & Sons Licorice Ginger, Tazo Settle, and other infusions with big hits of both ginger and licorice.
Fortunately, despite its dominance, the lemongrass does not seem too rough hewn or ragged in Ginger Twist. Sometimes I find that lemongrass can overwhelm, but in Ginger Twist it seems pretty smooth. Given how harsh lemongrass can be, I imagine that the fact that it figures as the very first (predominant) ingredient may dissuade some consumers from even trying this blend.