Green Tea Chai from Rishi Tea

Tea Type: Green Tea

Where To Buy: Rishi Tea

Product Description:

Green Tea Chai, Organic Fair Trade Chai

Coming Soon! Available September 2010!

Green Tea Chai is very uplifting and assertive with a one-of-a-kind, bright green infusion color. This harmonious blend combines pan-fired green tea with ginger, zesty lemongrass and other stimulating botanicals for a well balanced break with tradition. Its spicy undertones and sweet citrus finish provide a delectable diversion from your usual chai.

Mix 2 tbsp chai, 1 cup water, and 1 cup milk in a saucepan. / Bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 3 tbsp sugar. / Strain into a mug or pitcher and enjoy! Chai can also be enjoyed over ice. / Ingredients: Organic cardamom, organic Fair Trade Certified™ green tea, organic lemongrass, organic ginger, organic licorice root, organic black pepper and organic peppermint. Origin: Rishi blend.

Tasters Review:

Green Tea Chai is another NEW offering from Rishi and the taste of this was quite good to me and my palate.  There isn’t an “over-the-top” chai taste present but here is what I did find…

A nice lemony surprise!  Simply-Put in less than 5 words, I guess you could say.  But since many of you are probably looking for a little more in-depth description…here-goes!

I can mostly  taste a nice standard yet more sweeter green tea taste, lemon, and a little bit of a peppery taste.  I am not totally sure if it’s more of an actual pepper taste or a ginger taste that is causing the pepperiness so I guess that’s why I would describe the pepper taste as a little-bit.  I would also describe the licorice and peppermint flavors as gentle, too, with neither being too prominent, yet, somewhat identifiable overall.

All of the ingredients work very well together but I will say that the lemon is the most noticeable flavor to both the nose and the tongue.

This was citrusy-sweet and tasty.  I would certainly add this to my thumbs-up list from Rishi!

White Ginseng Detox Tea from Rishi Tea

Tea Type: Herbal Tea

Where To Buy: Rishi Tea

Product Description:

Fruity and sweet, with the energizing power of ginseng and raspberry, this blend gets its depth of character and cleansing energy from distinctive roots like burdock and dandelion.

Water: 212°F / Boiling / Leaves: 1 tablespoon per 8 oz / Infusion Time: 4-5 minutes / Ingredients: Organic schizandra berry, organic white ginseng, organic burdock root, organic rosehips, organic peppermint, organic licorice root, organic dandelion root and organic raspberry. Origin: Rishi blend.

Tasters Review:

Ginseng.  I don’t really have anything against it.  I know it’s good for you so I am all for that – But I am not real big on the SMELL of it so I guess that is why I have been putting off trying this one.

As this infuses it totally smells like Ginseng and it’s very herbally to the nose.

This doesn’t TASTE bad tho! Sure…it’s a little medicine-E tasting but it’s subtle.  The berries and mint REALLY help this one out! Without those two ingredients I don’t think I would care for it much.  But this is alright…MUCH better than I expected.   The aftertaste is pretty refreshing.

If you are like me and aren’t sure about Ginseng – I would suggest the HOT version because as it cools I could taste the Ginseng more.  I could pick up on the licorice more as it cooled, too.  When it’s hot the licorice really was not noticeable.