Ginger Ginseng from The Persimmon Tree

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Herbal Tisane

Where to Buy:  The Persimmon Tree

Tisane Description:

A beautiful blend of ginger, ginseng, chamomile, rose hips, orange peel and mint that soothes with every sip.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I know I’ve said this before, but I’m going to say it again.  I’m apprehensive when it comes to herbal teas (or tisanes).  Most that I’ve tried, I’ve actually quite enjoyed, but there seems to be some programmed automated response built into my hard drive that recoils when I receive an herbal tisane to review. So, I tend to put off trying it, and then when I do finally try it, I end up irritated with myself for not having tried it sooner.

As is the case with this tisane.  It actually tastes really good.  But, as I’m naturally hesitant when it comes to herbal tisanes and I am not all that fond of ginseng, this tisane had already been marked with a double whammy.  But, I managed to talk myself into trying it tonight, and I must say that I’m happily surprised by the flavor of it.

While it does taste herbaceous, it doesn’t taste overly medicinal.  Every ingredient is masterfully balanced here to deliver a flavor that is not only gentle and soothing, but palate-pleasing as well.  The ginger is sweet with just a hint of spice.  That spice tone is mellowed with a touch of mint and chamomile.  I can even taste a note of orange in this which is really nice.  I don’t taste much from the ginseng, which given my dislike for the herb, I consider the lack of ginseng flavor here a real plus.  Additional bonus points should also be awarded to The Persimmon Tree for refraining from using hibiscus in this blend.  It doesn’t need it, and I’m glad that they didn’t add it.

It has a very calm, relaxing flavor, perfect for after a big meal, or later in the evening when its time to settle down and prepare for rest.

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