Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Ginseng Tea combines the delectable flavour of quality Black Tea with the outstanding health benefits of the Ginseng herb. It makes a match made in heaven, which in turn makes it one of our most popular Flavoured Black Teas.
Tea Connoisseurs describe Ginseng Tea as malty and earthy. When combined with a healthy and active lifestyle, it can offer Ginseng benefits such as improved cardiovascular health, enhanced cognitive function and a reduced risk of developing type-2 diabetes.
Ginseng Herbal Tea
There are two main types of Ginseng: American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) and Asian Ginseng (Panax ginseng). Both types belong to the Panax genus of the Araliaceae (ivy) family. The larger variety is Asian Ginseng, but both are slow-growing perennial plants nonetheless.
The root of the plant is 2 to 3 inches in length (occasionally twice this size, depending on the type) and from ½ to 1 inch in thickness. This root, regardless of the variety, is the ingredient used in the making of Ginseng Tea.
Many countries grow Ginseng, including China, India, Japan, Canada and the United States. Most notably, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) applies Ginseng benefits to its holistic approach to healing. Nowadays, however, modern science likewise supports Ginseng benefits.
Loose Leaf Black Tea
Black Tea comes from the same plant as any other Tea. This is the Camellia sinensis plant. The difference between each Tea comes about from the processing of the leaf.
Following the withering and rolling of the leaf, Tea begins to ferment and oxidise. During oxidation, oxygen particles interact with the cell walls of the Tea leaves, turning them darker and darker until they are either brown or black.
Oxidation also alters the flavour profile of the Tea to create distinct malty notes. It may even produce smokey or fruity notes depending on the Black Tea variety. When it comes to this particular Black Tea, we use Ceylon Black Tea.
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: We recommend serving this Tea as it is. However, some choose to add lemon or honey, depending on personal tastes.
Tasting Notes: This Tea offers a wonderful malty-earthy fusion of flavour upon the first sip. This indeed continues until one has drained their cup.
Colour in Cup: Orangey liquor, light in tone.
A UK study conducted by the Brain Performance and Nutrition Research Centre found that Ginseng can improve mood and even reduce stress. Results indicated that 200 milligrams of Ginseng for eight days slowed the fall in mood in all 30 participants involved in the study.
A 400-milligram dose, on the other hand, improved calmness and mental arithmetic capabilities for the duration of the eight-day treatment.