Continuing my lemon and ginger success! This one is mostly lemon (peel, balm, verbena), and only 22% ginger, which should technically suit my tastes more than a very ginger heavy blend. Initially, though, it seems to me that this one tastes of a whole lot less than the Bellevue Ginger & Lemon I tried recently. That one almost convinced me that I liked lemon & ginger as a combination after all; this one would not have done so.
It’s softly lemony, with just the slightest hint of ginger, and I’m kind of appreciative of that. I don’t generally want a huge kick of ginger, or at least not ginger root – I’m totally down with ginger_bread_, but that’s a whole different matter. The problem is that it’s totally unobjectionable, which is something I didn’t expect to say about this particular combination of ingredients. I’m used to finding it obnoxious in the extreme, but this interpretation doesn’t inspire any strong feelings at all. It’s just meh.
I can’t tatse the ginseng at all, so that’s removed from the equation. The lemon is barely there, and not really very lemony considering it’s typically a fairly vibrant flavour. The ginger remains firmly in the background, to the extent where you have to think about what it is you’re tasting before it reveals itself (it’s me, ginger).
While I can appreciate subtlety in a tea, this one takes it rather too far. Not a winner, I’m afraid.