this shit is delicious!
also, it’s not really tea it’s “beverage”. but whatevs!
it’s burny and sweet and feels so good on my sore dry throat.
i want a freakin gallon of it right now.
space tea rulez hard.
I have been hoarding my sample of this from Kasumi no Chajin for a night when I really needed it, but I recently discovered that my local grocery store stocks it! I had not seen them before because they’re not with the tea: there’s a mysterious section next to the spices featuring loose herbs for blending (lemongrass! eucalyptus!) and more exotic teas. $3 for a box of these, so I can definitely afford to keep them stocked!
I love ginger and I often get nauseous, so this is the absolute perfect tea for me. Plus no steeping involved, so when you are really ill you don’t have to stand around waiting for your tea to be done. The instructions say one whole packet per a small mug but there’s a whole lot in here and it smells strong so I used half of one for one of my smaller mugs.
This is quite possibly the strongest ginger tea I’ve ever had! And I love ginger so coming from me that is a big complement. Warming, spicy, with a nice hint of honey that adds flavor but not overpowering sweetness. And not only is it tasty, the ginger acts as an instant nausea killer. I bet it would be great iced too!
Thank you so much for introducing me to this tea (tisane, I suppose!) Kasumi, I am definitely going to always have it on hand!
Appearance: yellow grains
Aroma when Dry: sweet, spicy ginger
After water is first poured: spiced honey
At end of steep: shades of yellow, depending on dilution
Staple? Yes, and use medicinally
Preferred time of day: any
At first?: spiced honey cake, bit of a bite at a cup or less dilution
As it cools?: notes all mellow, spice lessens
Cold? Honey ginger candy
Additives used (milk, honey, sugar etc)? No, have used it in Mugicha, Chai, and as a cooking spice, with success.
Lingers? Yes, both notes, minor spice, less when cold
Note: Dissolves best in warm to hot. when using at cooling temps, it is best to dissolve in small amount in hot before adding cool water, or chilling.
Mmmmm… This is definitely one to remember if you have a sore throat, stomachache, cold, or on freezing nights. The honey, the ginger, a steaming cup – warms you up instantly! For those not accustomed to the taste of ginger, or don’t like strong ginger drinks, this is not for you. The ginger is incredibly distinct, and can be a little overpowering, but the sweetness of the honey and sugar take the bite off it, turning it into a drink that’s sweet, savory, and spicy.