Exactly as described: cola + ginger. The base wasn’t astringent, and I got lots of both cola and ginger, so this tea really hit the mark. Probably would be better chilled.
“Exactly as described: cola + ginger. The base wasn’t astringent, and I got lots of both cola and ginger, so this tea really hit the mark. Probably would be better chilled.” Read full tasting note
“This smells 100% of cola which is awesome and even though this has sat in my travel mug all day, it tastes like cola as well, with a nice serving of ginger. I think I would like to try this hotter...” Read full tasting note
“Tea Press Sipdown (532)! Seriously love this one. Overall, it’s sweet but not artificial or cloying and definitely conveys the taste of cola. The more I drink it, the more I feel like the ginger...” Read full tasting note
“i think i’m actually going to really miss this one once it’s gone. The more i have it, the more i am a fan. Just a really interesting tea both hot and cold!” Read full tasting note
Tea of the Week for September 4, 2017!
I have a confession. I have been cheating on tea with a cola. Not like all the time – not even every day . . . but every once in a while, I’ll crack open a can of the ginger cola that’s made by one of the 2 big cola giants. I’m not going to name names because I don’t want to get a ‘cease and desist’ order – but it’s in a slender, tall, bright copper-orange can and it’s sold by individual cans rather than by the 6 or 12 pack.
Anyway, I originally only bought one can of this stuff – you know – just to try it. Curiosity. But I was hooked after my first sip. It’s so good – that little touch of ginger cuts through the syrup-y sweetness that usually turns me off when it comes to soda.
I happen to like the cola flavored teas (in most cases, more than I like cola itself) so I decided I should try to craft a ginger cola black tea to get me over my affair with the cola because I like it better when tea is the main beverage in my life.
So I started with a base of black teas from China (Golden Yunnan, Fujian & Assamica grown in the Jing Mai Mountains) and added ginger as well as some candied (sugared) ginger and some cola essence. And WOWZA! I’m loving it! This is tasty as a hot tea but it excels as an iced tea!
ingredients: black teas
organic ingredients: ginger, candied (sugared) ginger & natural flavors
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Tea Press Sipdown (532)!
Seriously love this one. Overall, it’s sweet but not artificial or cloying and definitely conveys the taste of cola. The more I drink it, the more I feel like the ginger could actually be a little stronger/more in the forefront. The citrus undertones are pleasant too; I know they’re meant to sort of play into that cola flavour (spice + citrus in the right combo = cola) but they’re nice as a stand alone not also.
Please, please reblend this one sometime in the future!