Throwback Thursday! While I dearly love this tea, it was time to put it at the forefront of my sipdown efforts… it was one of the oldest in my cupboard, and I noticed that the zip seal on the bag had come loose. It’s an herbal, and thankfully the flavor hadn’t been comprimised too much.
Smelling the brewed cup, it still had a nice citrusy lemon aroma, with notes of ginger and pepper spice and a somewhat herbaceous body. I found that the flavor of this had held up; this is a lemon ginger tea that doesn’t have a weird Pledge cleaner taste, isn’t burning with an over-abundance of ginger, and I love how the tulsi base compliments the lemon/ginger notes. The lemon tastes juicy and the ginger does have a spiciness to it, but it tastes very natural, and while it leaves a nice warmth down the throat and in the belly, there is only a very mild spiciness left on the tongue, not a burning lingering heat. I find it quite soothing on the throat and stomach. The tulsi adds notes of hay, pepper, citrus, and mint to the cup, and blends so naturally with the lemon and ginger flavors. If anything, I think I’ve just become more of a tulsi fan since I first discovered this tea, and think I actually appreciate the nuances of this blend a bit more now!
I really enjoyed the lemon ginger yerba mate tea by Bird & Blend, Morning Kick, that I tried recently, which also had a very nice, natural lemon flavor, and now that I’ve revisited this tea in rather close succession to the other, I can say that it is much stronger on the spice notes than Morning Kick; the B&B blend would be my choice if I wanted a) caffeine and b) was in the mood for a more gentle spice hit. But this tea is definitely my go-to lemon ginger as an any-hour herbal tea (I do enjoy my pot of tea before bed!) or for a tolerable ginger dose for a sore throat or nauseous stomach.
I’m a bit sad to have sipped this one down; this has been noted for my re-order list for when I finally start refreshing my cupboards.
Flavors: Citrus, Ginger, Hay, Lemon, Mint, Pepper, Spicy