Lemongrass and Ginger Pyramid Tea Bags
Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
We’re all familiar with Lemon and Ginger Tea. It is one of the most popular Herbal Teas around. That’s why The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company have created this twist on a classic, whereby instead of using lemon, we use lemongrass! Lemongrass and Ginger Pyramid Tea Bags taste not only great but also showcase new Tea-bag-creating technology available to the industry.
Pyramid Tea Bags, while in existence since 1997, have only recently gained widespread popularity, and today, now boast up to 50% extra space, thus allowing the ingredients inside to expand, which in turn improves the overall flavour of the brew. Lemongrass and Ginger Pyramid Tea Bags, in particular, create a citrusy-spicy fusion of flavour coupled with subtle earthy undertones.
The ingredients of this beverage likewise offer benefits when combined with a healthy and active lifestyle. In fact, according to the latest science, lemongrass can treat a multitude of stomach-related disorders, including constipation, ulcerative colitis, diarrhoea and nausea. This is not dissimilar to the health benefits of Ginger, which again according to recent scientific studies can improve digestive health by acting as a calmative for one’s intestinal environment. These two ingredients combined make this Tea an excellent choice for mealtime - these two ingredients combined make our Lemongrass and Ginger Pyramid Tea Bags.
Nevertheless, with this Tea containing two separate ingredients, it also has two separate stories. In fact, when it comes to lemongrass, it goes further still with there being two different subspecies! These subspecies are Cymbopogon flexuosus, which is often used in the manufacturing of fragrances, and Cymbopogon citratus, which is often preferred for culinary use, notably Herbal Tea.
Both subspecies belong to the Cymbopogon genus, which comprises 55 other grass subspecies. But our favourite is, of course, Cymbopogon citratus, a tall perennial grass that grows in thick clusters and reaches heights of up to 3 metres (approx 10 feet). It is a notably versatile plant capable of growing in both temperate and subtropical climates globally.
Most important of all, however, is the fact it makes incredible-tasting Tea, one particularly popular in many African countries, including Ghana and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is also popular right here in the UK and is also becoming increasingly popular around the rest of world! It is a beverage of potential and may, one day, be just as sought-after as Peppermint and Camomile Tea.
What about Ginger? Zingiber officinale (i.e. the ginger plant) is a member of the Zingiberaceae family and related to numerous other plants, including those that produce cardamom and turmeric. Unlike cardamom and turmeric, however, the ginger plant no longer grows in the wild, only existing today through widespread cultivation, mostly in Asia.
India, in particular, is the largest producer of ginger but plants also grow in Africa and the Carribean (most famously Jamaica). Its stem can reach heights of up to one metre, while its lanceolate leaves grow up to 30 centimetres long. Underground is the plant’s rhizome, which is arguably the most important component of Zingiber officinale. Why? Because after ten months of growth, the rhizome (known to many as the ginger root) is unearthed, then washed and soaked and sometimes boiled and peeled. It is then ready for consumption in Ginger Tea or can be blended with lemongrass to make our unique and scrumptious Lemongrass and Ginger Pyramid Tea Bags.
Type of Tea: Herbal Tea.
Ingredients: Lemongrass, Ginger Root, Fennel Seeds and Liquorice Root.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes depending on personal tastes - the choices is yours!
How to Serve: Lemongrass has a taste reminiscent of lemon, so would it come as a surprise to hear that the addition of lemon in this beverage is an excellent choice of accompaniment? Probably not! Alternatively, one may decide to enjoy Lemongrass and Ginger Pyramid Tea Bags without additions.
Tasting Notes: Smooth and fresh to the last, our Lemongrass and Ginger Pyramid Tea Bags offer all the expected flavours of its name with a slightly spicy aftertaste.
Colour in Cup: Vibrant yellow liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits: What can Lemongrass and Ginger Pyramid Tea Bags do for you? For starters, lemongrass is rich in a multitude of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine) and C, as well as calcium, copper, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.
It also contains antioxidants, specifically flavonoids, and phenolic compounds such as caffeic and chlorogenic acids, as well as catechol, elemicin, glycosides, kaempferol, luteolin and quercetin. Combined, these components can combat free radicals in the body, which in turn reduces the risks of developing numerous chronic conditions.
Ginger, meanwhile, contains 115 constituents, many of which are immensely beneficial when consumed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle. Ginger is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic and contains fibre, calcium, magnesium and vitamin C among many other beneficial components.
Ginger is thought to have metabolism-boosting properties, which in turn leads to weight loss. Furthermore, studies have long suggested correlations between the frequent consumption of ginger and the improvement of the immune system. Have a nasty cold? Drink Lemongrass and Ginger Tea!