Korean Ginseng Tea
Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Korean Ginseng Tea derives from the Panax quinquefolius plant and is also known as Panax Ginseng. Much like it’s Asian counterpart this herb contains an abundance of Ginsenosides, which have antioxidant properties capable of combating free radicals in the body. This, in turn, leads to reduced risks in developing numerous chronic conditions, namely cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes.
Furthermore, Korean Ginseng Herbal Root Tea has long had a close association with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a system of wellness and medical practice based on the holistic view of the human body operating within the energy of nature. According to the 3rd Century CE book entitled “Shennong Ben Cao Jing”, Ginseng can repair the so-called “five viscera”, which refers to the liver, heart, spleen, lungs and kidneys.
It can also quieten the spirit; curb emotion; stop agitation; remove noxious influence; brighten the eyes; enlighten the mind; increase wisdom; and lead to longevity with light weight.
Arguably best of all, this invigorating yet entirely caffeine-free beverage boasts defined earthy flavours reminiscent of long walks in the country after a spout of summer rain. It’s also grassy and slightly sweet on the palate, leaving a wonderfully lingering aftertaste to finish. Ultimately, our Korean Ginseng is, simply put, perfection in a cup.
Exploring the plant’s botany, American Ginseng often grows in wooded areas throughout eastern and central North America, especially in the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario, as well as the southern US state of Georgia. The plant has a close association with several Native American tribes who, similar to today, consumed it for its medicinal qualities.
A name commonly used by these tribes to describe American Ginseng was “garantoquen”, which means “like a man”, referring to the unique and unmistakable ‘man-shaped’ appearance of the Ginseng root.
For successful cultivation in North America, Ginseng must grow in loose, fertile soil, with a heavy mulch of leaves and around 80% shade (generally provided artificially) required. Our American Ginseng ironically originates from China owing to its exceptional quality. Quality, after all, comes first, and here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, it will always come first.
Type of Tea: Herbal Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: On its own or add a little lemon.
Tasting Notes: Fresh, grassy and ever-so-slightly sweet.
Colour in Cup: Pale yellow liquor
Health Benefits: The Ginsenosides in Korean Ginseng Tea, according to new research, can offer outstanding anti-inflammatory properties, which in turn suppresses the production of proinflammatory cytokines and regulates the activities of inflammatory signalling pathways.
Additionally, a UK-based study conducted by the Brain Performance and Nutrition Research Centre discovered correlations between frequent Ginseng Tea consumption and improved brain function. First, the study indicated that 200 milligrams of Ginseng consumed daily for eight days slowed the fall in mood in all thirty participants involved.
Though these results undoubtedly reduced stress in participants, the best results came from upping the dosage from 200 to 400 milligrams daily, which saw an improvement in calmness and mental arithmetic capabilities for the duration of the eight-day treatment.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Cholesterol
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayEvening
CountrySouth East Asia