Honey Ginseng Defense

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This tea is our homage to China’s ancient Eight Treasures blend, which traditionally uses oolong, ginseng and goji.

Immune system need a boost? This tea is filled with feel-good ingredients designed to energize and restore your body’s natural defences.

Oolong tea, goji berries, ginger, marigold blossoms, ginseng, natural honey and goji berry flavouring.

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4092 tasting notes

Woowww, I didn’t remember that I had tried this at all. Anyhow, I kind of enjoyed it this time. The honey flavour was pleasant and soothing. I should save the rest for the next time I have a cold.

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This tea tastes bitter to me…possibly the ginseng to blame there. I can taste the honey a bit which is a nice touch but overall this isn’t my cup of tea.

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I worked from home today because my throat was very sore and irritated, and speaking aloud was only making it worse – and I drank a ton of tea while doing so, because it was soothing on my throat.

Generally, I believe licorice root teas are what is recommended for a sore throat but I don’t enjoy the taste of licorice root at all and I personally gravitate more towards things with honey when I have a sore throat. It kind of feeling like it’s “coating” my throat, and is soothing in that way. So, one of the things I drank today was a very large mug of this tea with some added in honey. I think Ginseng may also be good for a sore throat, but I’m not totally sure. I figured it definitely couldn’t hurt though!

Because this is a bit of a sweeter tea on its own anyway, adding honey in only made it that much sweeter and a bit cloying – but since I wasn’t only drinking this cup of taste I just powered through the extra sweetness. The floral undertones, and contrast of red fruit/currant notes were a welcome break from the rich honey body notes. It was ultimately still a very nice cup overall.

I don’t know if it was placebo or not – but I did definitely feel some relief after finishing the mug!

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Feel better soon!


Hope you feel better soon Ros.


Ditto. Ditto. Feel better soon!


Hope you are feeling better!

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