Lemon and Ginger Tea
Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Lemon and Ginger Loose Tea is a herbal-fruity infusion which has, in recent years, soared through the ranks to become one of the most-loved beverages in the UK. It has been marveled for its delicious, flavour, as well as for its incredible health benefits when consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle.
Despite being known as a ‘tea’, this beverage does not contain leaves from the Camellia Sinensis plant, meaning it is technically a ‘Tisane’. Yet even without this ‘tea’ inclusion, Lemon and Ginger Tea have been known to improve immune system health, treat nausea, provide excellent weight management, and even enhance moods!
This herbal tea is the perfect choice after a long, hard day. Embrace it's fulfilling flavour and aroma as you relax with the knowledge that you are enjoying one of the healthiest and most nourishing brews currently available on the market!
The two main ingredients used for this beverage have been used in infusions for thousands of years, which together, they make wonderful, caffeine-free tisanes. Separately, however, they have very different, yet equally fascinating backgrounds in the history of tea. Ginger, in particular, has been lovingly nurtured by the tea industry for centuries. It was first used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to cure a number of ailments, as well as later within Indian Ayurvedic Medicine.
The mass-cultivation of the ginger plant began in South Asia, and by the 16th Century, it had spread to East Africa and the Caribbean through European colonisation. As it reached the New World, ginger was used for a number of culinary dishes and beverages including, of course, tea.
Meanwhile, a great amount of mystery surrounds the origin of lemon, both in tea infusions and the fruit itself! Interestingly, many historians believe the fruit may have first been found in the Indian tea-growing state of Assam, even before Indian tea itself was discovered! Whether or not this is accurate is a subject of much debate. However, it is known that the first mass-cultivation of lemons in Europe began in Genoa, Italy, during the 15th Century. It is unknown how these ingredients first ‘met’, and who first thought to infuse them in a tisane. Yet one thing is for sure - we here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company are certainly glad that they did!
Type of Tea: Herbal Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes.
How to Serve: The bitter flavours of this loose leaf Lemon and Ginger Tea are very well complimented with the addition of honey, especially for those with a sweet tooth. A Slice of fresh Ginger and Lemon will give this infusion an extra Zing! Alternatively, this brew is best served as it is.
Tasting Notes: A distinctly floral-citrus aroma wafts from your cup as you enjoy strong, sharp and bitter flavours of both lemon and ginger, almost reminiscent of grapefruit.
Colour in Cup: Peachy liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits: Both lemon and ginger have been subjected to rigorous studies in recent years alone. Combined, they make a match made in heaven, and offer countless health benefits to improve your everyday way of life.
Ginger contains an active constituent known as ‘gingerol’, a substance known for its outstanding medicinal properties. Gingerol consists of anti-inflammatory properties, as well as being rich in antioxidants.
It is this component in ginger that is responsible for a number of the beneficial qualities associated with its consumption. Lemon, meanwhile, is rich in vitamin C and flavonoids that work together to fight common ailments such as colds and flu. Further to this, Lemon and Ginger Tea have been linked to increased cognitive function and energy. While further studies are required, initial research has indicated its potential to reduce the risks of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Detox, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening
CountryMore Than One Origin