Note: I wrote this yesterday but couldn’t get it to upload from my phone for some reason and only just got access to my laptop 🙁 But anyway here is the Day 3 post for 31 Days of Tea and I’ll be back this evening with today’s!
Today’s selection was Organic Pu’erh Ginger tea from David’s Tea. I must say that this challenge escalated rather quickly with the selection of this tea…I can’t even pronounce it! But moving on; Pu’erh ginger is a blend of pu’erh tea (which comes from China), ginger and orange peel, and this one was also donated by a friend.
Use 1.25 tsp per cup and steep in 98°C water for 4-5 minutes. As a side note: I’ve learned that green teas like yesterday’s Apple Pie tea require lower temps than black teas like this one! Who knew…
Today was pretty hectic, but this tea was really calming and every sip somehow made my worries a little less :). For some reason I also felt like a real tea drinker – whatever that is – and not the impostor I am lol.
The Smell: 4/10
If I was going by scent alone, I would probably never buy this tea! It really just smells like leaves, but it’s not exactly appealing 😕 Didn’t let that stop me though!
The Taste: 6/10
It really didn’t taste as bad as I was expecting, which was definitely a relief. The ginger and orange combine well enough to give a surprisingly pleasant taste. It went down smoothly and I didn’t have to hold my nose to drink it ;). The ginger was slightly stronger in the after taste, but since I actually like ginger tea, so that was a point in its favour for me.
The Benefits: 6/10
The ginger in this tea makes it great for stomach aches and apparently this one does wonders for digestion as well. I haven’t tested it personally for either, but once I do I’ll let ya know!
The Final Decision: 5.3/10
If it wasn’t for the smell this tea would actually be pretty okay. But they can’t all be winners I guess 😕 I think I’ll only have it again to test out the benefits if I ever have a stomach ache.
That’s it for tonight. Happy Friday everyone!
What are your thoughts on Pu’erb Ginger tea?