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Adagio Teas : Ginger Flavored Black Tea Review

A Ginger Flavored Black Tea That Does Really Taste Like Ginger

Summary : Wow...a flavored black tea where you can actually taste the infused flavorings, which in this case is ginger. So if you like ginger, I think the odds are high you will like this tea.

Review : After having several flavored black teas over the past few days that tasted little of the "flavorings" and much of the "black tea," I'll be honest, I sort of approached this tea from Adagio Teas with little anticipation and no small amount of dread. Put simply, I was fully expecting this tea to taste like your everyday, run of the mill black tea. Yeah, the tea might have ginger in it...but I suspected the odds of actually tasting it were about as high as myself landing on Mars within my lifetime.

Ginger Flavored Black Tea Leaves

Still, nothing ventured is nothing gained. And, since I do have a tea review web site, I pushed aside my trepidation about trying out this tea and popped the tin the tea comes packaged in. Hopes were not raised, sadly, by the look of the tea...basically black tea leaves with a few pieces of ginger in it. The aroma, however, did give me a ray of hope...the aroma wasn't your typical black tea fragrance - you could definitely smell the ginger.

Here is how Adagio Teas describes this tea on their website : "In the West, ginger is a very popular ingredient in many seasonal desserts. In the East, ginger is celebrated as a digestive and palate cleanser. At Adagio Teas, ginger is renowned as one of our favorite teas, combining the fresh taste of ginger with the rich taste of Ceylon black tea."

Once the tea was brewed, I cautiously took my first sip of this tea and was rather surprised. Yeah, you could taste the traditional black tea...but...it wasn't nearly as strong as some other flavored black teas I've had. More importantly, you really could taste the ginger that has been infused into the tea.

If I have a complaint about this tea, however, it is with it's after-taste. The tea initially goes down quite smoothly. But, give it a minute, and you'll be greeted by a rather bitter, and nasty, after-taste. I don't know how to describe the after-taste I tasted, so I won't even try. Suffice it to say, I didn't like it!

Recommendation : Yes. For a flavored black tea, this one is pretty good and actually tastes like the ginger that has been infused into it. My only real complaint is with the rather bitter after-taste. I would give this tea a 4 star rank but for this nasty after-taste. That said, if you like coffee...and the nasty after-taste that goes with it...you may not mind the after-taste in this tea at all.

Tea Information and Brewing Instructions

  • Tea Reviewed : Ginger Flavored Black Tea
  • Manufacturer : Adagio Teas
  • Available from : Adagio Teas
  • Type of Tea : Flavored Tea
  • Leaf Type : Loose Leaf Tea
  • Date of Review : December 9th, 2006
  • Tea Rating :
  • Brewing Instructions : Place 1 teaspoon of loose leaf tea in an infuser. Boil 1 cup (5.5 ounces) of water. Pour water over the tea and wait 5 minutes.

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