There is too much shame in throwing away unused tea leaves. I honestly cannot remember how this single teabag snuck into my collection, but here it is and today seems alright for a small risk.
Upon opening the package, it smelled like an old hotel room. Not the best of signs.
As for the taste itself: the ginger is there along with the lemongrass, and it compliments the green tea, but it’s so…. tepid. The water, yes, perhaps, but the ginger! It does create a quick warming sensation at the back of my throat and later cools it down, which would be nice if only it weren’t so fleeting! I can feel the ginger, yes, but can I taste it? Yes also, but not enough. With ginger, I want something a spicy wake-up call, not an afterthought. But then again, this bag’s been sitting around for who-knows-how-long.
In a dire pinch, the tea is not all that bad, but a more rewarding alternative is not at all difficult to find.
Props to the ginger.