Ginger Peach Snowcone/T by Daniel -Ashmanra-

This is a tea shop I would love to visit in person someday! The website promises that new visitors to the shop are greeted with a curtsy and a twirl, and I could really use that kind of enthusiasm right now!

Ginger Peach Snowcone is a blend of White Monkey Chinese tea, sunflower blossom, and natural flavors.

It has only been two days since I bemoaned to a friend that almost all peach teas add ginger, which is fine in small amounts but too hot for this gal in any significant amounts unless I add lots of sweetener. I really love straight peach flavor or peach and vanilla.

Sniffing the dry blend, I detected no ginger and figured I was home free. Sniffing the steeped tea I detected no ginger. Sipping the tea…no ginger.

Now, this is really great in my book, but if you were looking for a punch of ginger you won’t be happy.

The funny thing, even the peach is incredibly light and what I taste is the white monkey base, a nice dose of floral taste from the sunflower, and the lightest hint of peach, making this a truly delicate and refreshing blend. I tried it hot and unsweetened and as an iced sweet tea.

What is this reminding me of? Come on, think!

I’ve got it!

Suddenly the scent transported me back to my childhood, going to the beauty shop with my mother every Saturday morning, and smelling the sweet smells of all the shampoos and hairsprays and colognes. Something there smelled just like this tea and it just makes me feel so girly that I want to put on some cute low pumps, a sweet skirt, a little pearl necklace, and paint my nails pink.

Thanks for a lovely trip down memory lane! If I ever get to visit T by Daniel, I will return the curtsy and twirl!


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Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy: T by Daniel

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Ginger Lemon Zest/True Honey Teas – Ashmanra-

A friend sent me some samples of Ginger Lemon Zest recently, and since the bags were so huge and plump with all the goodies inside I pulled out a gallon pitcher thinking that these must make two quarts each, or at least one quart with the possibility of resteeping. Fortunately, I decided to look up the instructions online before boiling my water because each bag is good for just eight to ten ounces! I had to look twice to be sure I wasn’t misreading that!

I used two bags and twenty ounces of water. When I pulled the bags out of the steeping cup, they were limp little bundles with very little left in them! Wow! That’s because much of what had filled the bag was the granulated honey infused with the ginger flavor.

The resulting brew looks like cloudy tea because this herbal mixture has LOTS of honey granules. Have no fear, it is not overly sweet.

I drank a small cup hot before bedtime to help with the reflux and heartburn issues I have been having lately and put the rest in the fridge.

This is really ginger forward, very warm but not unpleasantly hot and spicy, and nicely sweet from the honey. So convenient for carrying with you to work where a jar of honey might make a mess! The lemon myrtle is very light and more on the back of the sip, much gentler than citrus would be, with ginger rising again and lingering after. This would be brilliant to have around for colds and sore throats, not just tender tummies.

I enjoyed this as a relaxing bedtime cuppa but as a Southern gal in the dog days of summer, I am seriously looking forward to mixing this half and half with my sweet black tea on lots of ice!


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Leaf Type:  Herbal

Where to Buy: True Honey Teas 

Description

Our Ginger Lemon Zest is more than just a delicious tea – its an experience. Upon the first sip, you are hit with a bold ginger taste that fills your senses – we infuse only real ginger into the honey granules in its natural form. Real ginger is a delight, and you truly feel a healthy zest in this all natural blend. After the burst of ginger, your pallet is soothed with lemon undertones brought out by Australian Lemon Myrtle. As with all our blends, the Ginger Lemon Zest is paired with honey granules to offer sweet finishing notes

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Roselle x Ginger aka Morning Booster/Immerse Tea -Skysamurai-

Do not give this bag of herbals a big smell. A small one, at an appropriate distance maybe but do not put it straight to your nose.

If you do tiny little ginger ninjas will assault your nostrils. You will go back in again for a second whiff because you know that scent but you can’t quite put your finger on it. Luckily the Roselle is there to a assist with sweetening the smell.

Tiny little ginger ninjas dancing with fan blades and pouches of hibiscus. Oh but that isn’t all. Wait till you drink it. Any ginger loving human knows the potency of this herbaceous perennial.

It creates a good kick.

Pretty sure if I had a cold I no longer do now.


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Leaf Type:  Herbal

Where to Buy:  Immerse Tea

Description

Roselle and Ginger Tea – Roselle will wake your nerve, while ginger will boosts up your energy, activate your brain and metabolism without a touch of caffeine

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**teas were provided in exchange for a review**

Lemongrass and Ginger. . . .Empa-Tea/Miss TeaSmith

Things have been unique as of late with my family.  We are currently experiencing some life changing news and are working on addressing and processing all of this new info we’ve been given.  Except for me- who has decided to go on this mad teaware and tea buying spree, which is not necessarily a bad thing- I just have not had the mind set to sit down and actually enjoy what I’ve been buying as of late.

Until this beauty showed up at my door.  Empa-Tea is a simple blend of ginger and lemongrass that we’ve seen a few different versions of.  Sometimes there is a bit of rose or lavender in the blend but an herbal ginger lemongrass blend is pretty common.  This particular blend only has ginger and lemongrass listed in the ingredients on the label (on the website the ingredients also list lime peel, lemon verbena, lime leaves, red peppercorns and sunflower petals)  but I am spying some peppercorn along with possibly some citrus peel as well.  The name struck me and it seemed like the perfect time to check this blend out.

I prepped this blend a few different ways but my absolute favorite way was to cold brew this blend over night in sparkling water from my Soda Stream. I can’t seem to get enough of it.  Bright pops of the ginger and lemongrass really blend well with the citrus undertones and the fresh bubbles of the sparkling water.  Our lovely VariaTea creates unique tea concoctions all the time and I thought I’d try my hand with this blend.  And so happy I did.  Bubbly sweet, spicy, with a citrus note. . .you can’t go wrong.  Completely puts the sparkling water flavors you can pick up at the local grocery store to shame or at least a bit.

I did try this blend as both a regular cold brew and brewed hot and all were lovely.  The prominent notes that came across with each brewing was the ginger and the lemongrass.  The citrus notes were more muted when hot brewed but cold brewed you were able to pick up on those.

Versatile blend and classic flavors, you really can’t go wrong with a solid fresh ginger lemongrass blend like Empa-Tea no matter how you prep it.


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Leaf Type:  Herbal

Where to Buy:  Miss TeaSmith

Description

ingredients – Ginger, Lemongrass, Lemon Verbena, Lemon peel, Lime Leaves, Red Peppercorns, Sunflower Petals

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**This tea was sent to the SororiTea Sisters in exchange for a review**

Two Seasons/teakruthi

teakruthi is a company that focuses on Ceylon teas. Personally, I did not think I was a fan of Ceylon teas since I always found them to be rather tannic and astringent. However, teakruthi was wonderful and shared generous samples of their teas in exchange for honest reviews. I have tried several of their teas now and I am happy to report that they have really changed my outlook on Ceylons. While I have not loved all of their teas, some have been quite enjoyable. In the enjoyable category is a blend called Two Seasons.

Two Seasons is one of a few blends that teakruthi carries as their focus is mostly on plain teas. Two Seasons is a mix of Pure Ceylon Black tea, Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe (FBOP), ginger root, and peach. I steeped the tea per teakruthi’s recommended steeping parameters: 3 minutes in 95C water.

Drinking the tea, Two Seasons definitely seems like a fitting name. It’s got warming ginger notes that are flavorful but not very spicy and to balance that, it has a soft fruitiness from the peach. As such, the tea captures both flavors that represent Winter and Summer. The flavors are present but mild which allows the full/medium-bodied base to come through as well. The base tea is floral, which the peach plays off nicely. Also, It can be a touch astringent at the end of the sip but not overly so.

This tea is a nice bridge between flavored and unflavored teas. While it definitely has flavoring to it, it’s not overwhelming which allows you to appreciate the base tea as well. Softer flavoring also means you are less likely to tire of it quickly, which makes this easy to drink over and over again.


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Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  teakruthi

Description

Mild in flavour, the high- and medium-grown black tea perfectly supports the delicate flavour infusion of ginger and peach. Hand-selected from the Sri Lankan wetlands on which it grows, the ginger in this tea boasts a subtle spiciness that harmonises with the flavour of the black tea. The sweet flavour of peach brings balance and peace to the spiciness of the black tea and ginger blend. Brewing to a deep copper in your cup, this tea is brimming with a tantalising blend of spicy, floral, and woody notes that are exclusively designed to exhilarate your taste buds while bringing peace to your mind.

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