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Republic of Tea Orange Ginger Mint Tea Review

A Very Sweet After-Dinner Herbal Tea

Summary : This tea is exactly as it advertises as...a after-dinner meal. This tea is very sweet, one of the sweetest teas I've had yet. The flavor of the tea is distinctly ginger, with a weaker flavor of mint and an almost buried orange flavor too.

Review : After having endured a very bad chai tea earlier in the day, I was for some unknown reason in the mood for something sweet. REAL SWEET. Sadly, I had no candy or anything else at home to satisfy it, so off I went to my tea assortments to see what I could unearth.

The first tea discovered that seemed like it might fit the need was a herbal tea from the Republic of Tea, called Orange Ginger Mint. The tea is even labelled as "soothing the stomach" after a meal, which is coded "tea speak" to mean that it is, or at least should be, a rather sweet tea.

Here is the description of this tea as provided by Republic of Tea : "After Meal Herb Tea--Ginger is spicy and soothing to the digestive system. Mint has the power to calm a stormy stomach with sweetness. This unique combination of herbs and orange bergamot mint yield a stimulating cup."

This tea contains the following ingredients : ginger, orange bergamot mint, lemon thyme, anise hyssop, anise seeds and blackberry leaves.

Rather interestingly, the fragrance of this tea is quite deceptive. The tea has a fairly strong aroma, with the strongest fragrance being of mint. So naturally I assumed the tea would strongly taste of mint, right?

Wrong! This herbal tea is, at the end of the day, a ginger tea. Once brewed, this tea becomes about as close to a pure "ginger tea" as I've ever had...which is not a bad thing of course.

There is mint flavor in the tea too. It's just not that strong. Or if it is strong, the mint flavor is very much buried under the powerful flavor of the ginger in the tea. Regardless, when you try this tea, don't expect a "mint tea" because this is NOT a mint tea once brewed!

And then finally, we have sweetness. And more sweetness. And yet more sweetness. Get the idea? This is a really, really sweet tea...definitely among the top 5% of teas I've ever tried in terms of sweetness. Thus, the moral of the story is...if you enjoy a sweet tea, you'll most definitely enjoy this one from the Republic of Tea.

Overall, this is an excellent after-dinner...as sweet ginger teas are a sure fire recipe to relieve a bloated stomach.

Recommendation : Absolutely. This is an excellent after-dinner tea, just as it is advertised as being. The tea has a very strong and very pleasant ginger flavor to it, with a weak undertone of mint too. And remember...this tea is very, very SWEET.

Tea Information and Brewing Instructions

  • Tea Reviewed : Orange Ginger Mint Herbal Tea
  • Manufacturer : Republic of Tea
  • Available from : Republic of Teas at Amazon.Com
  • Type of Tea : Herbal Tea
  • Leaf Type : Loose Leaf
  • Date of Review : February 2nd, 2007
  • Tea Rating :
  • Brewing Instructions : Use 1 teaspoons per cup. Pour boiling water over leaves. Let brew 5-7 minutes for full flavor. Note, the leaves are very small...so expect some to slip through your infuser during the brewing process.

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