Another from the Mighty Leaf sampler. This is not how I expected it to be, surprisingly. I was anticipating something very much like Teapigs Lemon and Ginger, but this is quite different. The main flavour is lemongrass, which is generically citrussy and somewhat hay-like. There’s also a hint of tropical fruit, maybe mango or pineapple, and the slightest touch of mint. I don’t really get ginger at all, which is surprising in a tea called “Ginger Twist” I think. I get the twist, but no ginger other than perhaps the tiniest spicy warmth in the aftertaste. I might be imagining that, or at least wishing it into existence.
This means that my feelings about this one are mixed. I don’t always like ginger in tea, so part of me is a little relieved. I wasn’t expecting a lemongrass/fruit blend, though, which is what this essentially is. It’s pleasant, but nothing out of the ordinary. It also makes me wonder how I should rate this. As a ginger tea, I wouldn’t score it very highly at all, largely because there’s no ginger and it doesn’t live up to its promise. As a lemongrass/fruit blend, I’d rate it more highly. I’m going to go with an average and call it good, I think. I’ll have no problem finishing off my last few bags, but it’s not one I’d seek out again because overall it’s just a bit meh.