Red Ginseng Tea
Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
Red Ginseng has long been associated with the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). But it can also offer so much more. First, its taste is extraordinarily unique, boasting a fusion of flavours reminiscent of earth, wood, and, of course, herbs. Better still, modern science has since supported TCM practice with regard to the health benefits of Red Ginseng Tea.
According to some studies, Red Ginseng can promote sexual health in numerous ways. It can also enhance cognitive function, boost the metabolism, and even improve lung function. We’re not scientists, but the facts speak for themselves. Yet there is more still, as we blend the finest quality Sencha Green Tea leaves with Red Ginseng to create a match made in heaven. This is a wellness tea through and through. The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company are very proud to pack all of our teas and tisanes to fresh, ensuring quality with every cup of Red Ginseng Tea you brew.
Red Ginseng, also known as “Asian” Ginseng, “Korean” Ginseng and “True” Ginseng, was likely used in herbal tisanes long before the discovery of tea leaves in 2737 BCE. It is native to much of southeast Asia, and is botanically recognised as Panax ginseng. Red Ginseng should not be confused with Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) or American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius), which are completely different. American Ginseng is a different species of the Panax plant while Siberian Ginseng is an altogether different plant.
The Tea leaves used in this beverage are Sencha Green, which accounts for 78% of Japan’s tea consumption. The word “Sencha” is a Japanese translation; “Sen” refers to the art of pouring while “Cha” means “Tea”. Many historians have suggested that Sencha Green Tea originated from Japan. However, many more contest this fact, stating that Sencha was “invented” in China. We’ll likely never know for sure. Regardless, the combined flavour of Ginseng and Green Tea is delicious. So delicious, in fact, that we no longer ponder the mysteries of these two incredible ingredients. Instead, just sit back, relax, and enjoy a delightful cup of Red Ginseng Tea.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Green Tea.
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: Bring out the citrus-like flavour of this tea with lemon. However, we recommend this beverage served without any accompaniments.
Tasting Notes: This sweet, earthy infusion has almost citrusy undertones. Notably fresh and unmistakably flavoursome, Red Ginseng Tea is a delight to the senses.
Colour in Cup: Vibrant green liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits: Let’s face it, many men experience symptoms of erectile dysfunction (ED) as they start to age. ED is an occasional (or sometimes prolonged) inability to get or maintain an erection. The Red Ginseng found in this brew has long been used to treat impotence. In one study, 45 male participants with ED were given either Korean Red Ginseng or a placebo. The men consuming the herb took 900 milligrams, three times a day, for eight weeks. The results indicated that those who consumed Red Ginseng felt an improvement in their ED symptoms compared with those who took the placebo.
Researchers concluded that Red Ginseng may be an effective alternative treatment to impotence. Furthermore, the Green Tea leaves used in this brew can combat free radicals in the body, thus reducing the risks of many chronic conditions including cardiovascular disease. It can also lower LDL “bad” cholesterol and reduce the risks of developing Type II Diabetes.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Detox, Digestive, Hydration, Immune System, Weight Loss
Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon