Leaf Type: Fruit & Herbal Tisane
Where to Buy: Hampstead Tea
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.
Lemon rind, lemongrass and Fairtrade root ginger
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!