Ginger Green Tea
Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
Ginger Green Tea is an unusual Tea, not only because it is flavoured with a much-loved herbal ingredient but also because the leaves used in its blending come from both China and Ceylon. Green Teas from Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon), in particular, are very rare, thus making Ginger Green Tea a must-have for any and every Tea connoisseur.
Despite a few of its more unconventional qualities, Ginger Green Tea is an everyday beverage, one noted for its unique spicy flavours and grassy undertones.
Furthermore, studies have long suggested there may be health benefits associated with the frequent consumption of Green Tea, regardless of whether it’s flavoured or unflavoured. Green Tea, over any other Tea, has had the limelight regarding the health-promoting potential of these incredible leaves, with research suggesting it may boost the metabolism, improve immune system health, lower cholesterol, enhance cognitive function and reduce the risks of developing type-2 diabetes. But ultimately, most enjoy Ginger Green Tea for the taste. And for that, one can never be disappointed.
But the question still begs: why is Green Tea from Sri Lanka so rare? In reality, the vast majority of Tea exports from Sri Lanka are Black Tea. Other types of Tea such as Green Tea and White Tea make up only a small percentage of exports in comparison. Combined, however, Sri Lanka was the second largest exporter of Tea in 2016, accounting for 19.2% of the world’s total output, worth US $1.3 billion.
It was beaten only by China, which saw 22.8% of the world’s total output, amounting to US $1.5 billion. But most astonishing of all, Sri Lanka surpassed both Kenya (10.4%; US $680.6 million) and India (10.1%; US $661.7 million), and with each passing year, Sri Lanka’s Tea market grows larger still.
Who knows what the future is for this country, one known for its lush, green, fertile lands - home to some of the best Teas in the world, whether they are Black, Green, White or Oolong.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Green Tea.
Origin: China and Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon).
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water left to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90 degrees. Following this, infuse for 2 to 3 minutes.
How to Serve: This beverage suits the addition of lemon, or even honey, although we believe it is best served as it is.
Tasting Notes: Ginger Green Tea has a strong aroma of, you guessed it, ginger, coupled with grassy notes. It is equally bold in flavour and likewise offers a herbaceous aftertaste.
Colour in Cup: Yellow liquor with green highlights, light in tone.
Health Benefits: Ginger Green Tea has the ability to improve your everyday way of life. Most interesting of all, however, is the fact that its health benefits are twofold: there are health benefits to Green Tea and health benefits to ginger. Combined, they make a match made in heaven.
Green Tea contains a powerful antioxidant known as Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), one exceptionally capable of combating free radicals in the body, which are the product of natural, though harmful, human oxidation. By neutralising free radicals in the body, the frequent consumption of Green Tea can reduce the risks of developing numerous chronic conditions, most notably cardiovascular disease.
And when it comes to ginger, seldom is there a more beneficial herb. Ginger is an excellent source of vitamin C, which in turn can boost the immune system, thus helping the body to fight off minor illnesses such as the common cold and flu. Ginger is also said to prevent nausea and vomiting, so if you’re unlucky enough to be already unwell, our Ginger Green Tea may be the answer to your unpleasant symptoms.
Health PointsFlu, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime
CountryMore Than One Origin