My husband and I were positing the other day: WHY is it that I pour obscene amounts of hot sauce on my breakfast every morning?
Answer: Because I can’t drink caffeine.
Caffeine, even in tiny amounts, makes me feel just terrible. This, of course, runs counter the problem that I have in the mornings, which is that I am not awake, and the minute I come downstairs kids are clinging to every part of my body, and all I want is a quick pick me up.
So the heat of of the hot sauce kicks me in the head enough that I jolt up a bit and get my butt in gear.
But even before I douse my eggs every morning, I have a big mug of this Yogi Ginger Tea. Before I have the energy to make a complicated loose leaf preparation, this is the bag I reach for EVERY. SINGLE. MORNING. Why?
Because steeped, covered, for 10-12 minutes, this tea does what those hot sauces do, in straight drinkable form.
Peppery hot. This is by far my favorite ginger ever. I love the heat on this. There are a lot of complex flavors happening in ginger, but this tea primarily pulls from the peppery component, and it almost takes on a chili-pepper type flavor. Count this as one of the (very, very) few bagged teas I like better than a loose version. Is it maybe a little one-note? Yeah. But, I just don’t mind. It has the kind of heat that grows and warms my stomach, shakes the cold morning fog from my brain, and gets me moving for the day.
Flavors: Licorice, Pepper