Lemon Ginger from Hampstead Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Fruit & Herbal Tisane

Where to Buy:  Hampstead Tea

Product Description:

A zesty, edgy, invigorating infusion with a delicious kick. Ginger, a natural stimulant, is used extensively in traditional Ayurvedic remedies. Here, it combines with lemon to warm and enliven your spirits.

Naturally caffeine free.

INGREDIENTS:
Lemon rind, lemongrass and Fairtrade root ginger

Taster’s Review:

I’ve tasted a lot of ginger and citrus blends, and I’ve enjoyed most of the ones I’ve tried.  I really like the contrast of flavors:  sweet, tangy and spicy.  This is one of the more simple combinations, containing just dried lemon peel, lemongrass and ginger root.  But sometimes the simplest of blends are the tastiest – and this blend is no exception to that.  This is really nice.

The ginger is not quite as spicy as I might have anticipated, although it does have a gentle peppery kick right at the tail of the sip, imparting a spicy aftertaste that I really enjoy.  If you’re one who is generally hesitant when it comes to ginger teas, this one might be right up your alley – because while the ginger is prominent, it isn’t overwhelming.  It is a strong flavor here, but I’m tasting more of the savory tones of the ginger rather than the spicy-hot ones.  It’s a very pleasant ginger experience.

The lemony flavor is very smooth and sweet.  It has a slight tartness to it, but here again, it isn’t the tart-and-tangy flavor I might have expected from a lemon flavored tisane.  It is a strong flavor, but it isn’t sour.  It offers some of the sweeter notes of lemon without the pucker-y tart taste that usually comes with lemon.

While these two ingredients are invigorating, I also find them to be very calming after dinner, which is when I steeped this cuppa.  It is a stimulating yet relaxing tisane.  I like it!

I’ve been very pleased with the teas and tisanes that I’ve tried from Hampstead Tea.  This one is very enjoyable, lightly sweet and very soothing.  Nice!

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