I’m a big fan of Pukka teas, and recently I was sent a care package from the UK and some Pukka tea bags were included.
I recently tried the ginseng matcha green tea and was not disappointed. It has a very bright, citrus-y flavor that I really enjoyed. It was very refreshing, and seemed like a perfect fit for an early spring morning. This tea is made with sencha green tea, lemongrass,ginger and licorice root, red ginseng, matcha powder and lemon Vana tulsi leaf. Lemongrass is one of my absolute favorite flavors, and it really shined in this delicious tea.
In addition to the wonderful flavor, I felt very energized after drinking it. It was more than just the caffeine from the green tea. It was like my senses were awakened from the citrus, and probably the ginseng too.
Years ago I took ginseng supplements for awhile, and I remember feeling a definite pep in my step. I also remember they seemed to lift my mood as well. I was living in Seattle at the time, and having a hard time dealing with all the rain.
This tea is definitely one of my favorites. It’s smooth and light and although I had mine warm, I imagine it would make an out of this world ice tea. It would be a very refreshing beverage to have on a warm, muggy summer day. If you haven’t tried Pukka teas, I can’t recommend them enough. This is the fourth or fifth flavor I’ve tried, and I love them all so much!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Pukka
This tea is not currently on the Pukka site but click below for teas that are.