I honestly expected to dislike this tea… and I was pleasantly surprised!
Ginger is typically a bad add to any sort of food for me, unless I’m sick, so I figured it would overpower my tastebuds and send them into hiding—but it didn’t!
The ginger works really well here, and brings out a sort of orangey, sweet flavour. Maybe it’s the oolong that gets me. The oolong base is nice but I’m having trouble finding it… it’s rather mild. Don’t buy this tea if you want something with a strong oolong flavour.
I have a few other teas with ginger in it but they taste very medicinal to me, and well one of them IS meant specifically to soothe a sore throat…
Anyhow, the finish is nice but quick, with an orange aftertaste, and a slight ginger burn. I didn’t add any sugar either, and it’s definitely sweet enough on it’s own but also has a mild tang to it.
I would buy this tea regardless of any health benefits, so the fact that it’s a fat blocker/metabolism booster is definitely a big bonus.
Overall, a great tea! One I am actually considering buying again, before I use up all my others… and that’s saying something

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!


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