I’m a fan of Sportland Tea Co.
I recently tried their Endurance Blend, which is matcha and citrus and I really loved the flavor, and the way it made me feel, so I was very excited to try the Gingerberry tea. The tea is green in it’s dry form, and then after brewing it becomes reddish from the hibiscus.
This blend has matcha, ginger root, Hibiscus, ginseng, lemongrass, lemon balm, cinnamon and orange peel. I usually prefer hibiscus tea iced, and I will definitely be making this over ice next time, but to be honest it’s pretty tasty warm. The hibiscus isn’t overpowering. I can taste the citrus from the lemongrass and orange peel. The cinnamon isn’t really coming through, but I’m sure it’s adding something in the background. This tea is citrus-y and a little floral from the hibiscus with a nice tart tang.
This tea would be a great tea to drink in the summer, or after a really hard workout. Hibiscus is cooling to the body, and also very hydrating.
I also love Sportland tea’s matcha blends because their matcha is very smooth, it doesn’t clump up like a lot of other matcha teas I’ve tried. No one likes to drink a huge clump of matcha!
This is a great tea for when you need a little pick me up, but you don’t want a ton of caffeine. According to their website, this tea increases mental alertness and energy levels, and boosts circulation! And it’s also anti-inflammatory. I definitely feel energized after drinking it, but not in a harsh caffeinated way. I really love these matcha blends, and I can’t wait to try more of their amazing blends!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green/Matcha
Where to Buy: Sportland Tea
Sportland Tea Co.’s performance blend is a unique mix of matcha green tea and herbs. With ginger, hibiscus, and ginseng, this blend is a tart, yet sweet and vibrant option any time of the day.
Drink during a workout, long run, or one of ‘those days’ at the office. Try it over ice for an even more refreshing and hydrating option!
- High in antioxidants
- Increases energy levels
- Prevents respiratory inflammation
- Settles stomach
- Boosts circulation
- Raises mental alertness
- Ginger root
- Hibiscus flowers
- Lemon balm
- Orange peel