Ginger Sencha from Shanti Tea

ginger-senchaTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Shanti Tea

Tea Description:

Ginger Sencha is a warming blend of organic ginger root and organic Japanese sencha. A great green tea for the cold winter months and to help settle an upset stomach.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

When I first started scooping this Ginger Sencha from Shanti Tea out into my teapot, I was a little worried.  There appears to be a whole lot of ginger in this!  I mean, I like ginger, sure, but, with this much ginger, was I going to taste the Japanese Sencha?

Fortunately, Shanti blended this one just right.  Yes, the ginger is strong – and it is warm and soothing … which is especially welcome on this cold, wet winter day.  But it – surprisingly! – does not overwhelm the green tea.  On the contrary, I find there to be a really delightful balance between the tea and ginger here.

The Japanese Sencha tastes sweet and slightly grassy without tasting bitter.  I don’t notice much astringency to this cup, and I suspect this is because the ginger is strong enough to mellow out any astringent overtures.

The ginger is strong, as I’ve already mentioned, and it has a nice, peppery bite, but the soft, buttery taste of the Sencha seems to soften some of the zestier notes that I might otherwise notice with the ginger.

While it may seem a little bit “simple” to combine two ingredients, in this case, Sencha green tea and ginger root, but, even the simpliest blends require the right touch, and this blend from Shanti tea is masterfully combined.  It provides a strong, warm bite from the ginger while still being able to allow the drinker to enjoy the soft, supple taste of the Japanese Sencha.  Well done, Shanti Tea!

Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of “Gramma” and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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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