Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Golden Moon Tea
White tea leaves and Yin Zhen buds blended with freshly dried ginger root.
When you fell ill in my family, my mother applied her version of an ancient Chinese remedy. It didn’t matter if it was a stomach ache, sore throat or cold or flu symptoms – she would serve ginger tea. She probably knew that ginger tea was said to be healing and cleansing, though I doubt she knew that the white tea it was mixed with was high in anti-oxidants. Nevertheless, it worked, especially served in traditional Chinese fashion – with lemon and honey. I recommend you drink yours similarly.
Learn more about this tea here.
Wow! What a surprise! I expected this tea to be a strong, ginger-y cup, but, nothing could be further from the truth. Sure, there’s ginger in there, but, it isn’t an overpoweringly ginger-y taste. Here, the ginger is light and ever so pleasant.
Don’t get me wrong, I love ginger, and I love it good and strong. But, it is really nice to sometimes have something that catches me off-guard, like this tea has. It tastes warm and peppery, as I would expect from ginger, but, it is so subtle. Subtle enough to not overpower the soft flavor of the white tea leaves and buds.
And that is what makes this tea so special. The white tea tastes so amazing! It is crisp and refreshing. The flavor is so gentle and soothing and delicious. It reminds me a bit of the ginger ale I used to be given as a child when I was feeling under the weather … it was always given to me a little bit flat and warm, because I was told that it would help settle my stomach. I enjoyed it like that (is that weird?), because it was still sweet and spiced, and I wasn’t really very fond of carbonation anyway.
Golden Moon Tea is one of my favorite companies (I have several favorites!) and the reason is not only their fantastic selection of high quality teas but also their commitment to providing the best customer service. I placed an order with them very recently, just a small order containing several samples that were not just for me, but also for a friend of mine, as I was putting together a gift package for her and wanted to include some tea. I was a little concerned about getting my order on time, because I had a deadline that I needed to get my package mailed, and the order was a last minute “afterthought.” I contacted Marcus from Golden Moon, and he made sure that I got my order in record time – even though this IS the holiday season and the postal service’s busiest time of the year. I can’t thank them enough for helping me make my package all the more special! Golden Moon Tea rocks!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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