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Dragonwater Ginger Root Herbal Tea Review

A Sweet and Very Spicy Herbal Tea

Summary : Um...if you like sweet things, REALLY sweet things, then this tea from the Dragonwater Tea Company has your name all over it. The wild ginger root in this tea REALLY packs one heck of a punch on the taste buds, and is a surprisingly spicy too!

Review : Well, it's late and I'm having a difficult time getting to sleep...not even tired actually. I was tempted to reach for the old standby, a chamomile tea of one kind or another, which usually helps in chilling me down. But I wasn't up for a chamomile tea tonight, if only because I think I'm too wound up for it to actually do me any good.

And so, being all wound up with nowhere to go, I suddenly felt experimental. And right there on my kitchen counter was a forgotten about tea sampler from the Dragonwater Tea Company called Ginger Root, a herbal tea. Feeling guilty for having ignored this tea for months on end, I figured it was time to clean up my kitchen counter and give this tea a try.

The Ginger Root Tea from Dragonwater Tea Company (now out of business) contains the following ingredients : Cut and sifted wildcrafted Ginger Root.

The aroma of this tea...what's there to say? POWERFUL, how's that? So powerful, in fact, that you risk sinus damage if you do what I did and stick your nose inside the bag! And yes, the aroma is exactly what you would expect ginger root to smell like...always a happy sign in a herbal tea that contains nothing but ginger root!

The "leaves" of this tea, if you want to call the cut-up ginger root tea leaves, are huge. You could easily use them as spit-balls if you so decided. And should you decide to freeze the cut-up ginger root, you could probably throw these things quite the distance and hurt someone with it too.

Once brewed, the color of this tea is very surprising. It's a "murky tea," in that you can barely see through it once brewed. Yet it's very, very pale in color...sort of a very light brown. Truth be told, the color of the tea, due to it's "murkiness" that seems to vary from one part of the cup to another, is kind of weird, and could be a put-off if you are wary or turbid teas.

But that would be a shame to be put off by this teas color, as you would miss one of the spicier and sweeter teas you'll ever have. Yes, this tea is both spicy and sweet, although I noticed that the sweet part, which hits you on your first sip, soon gives way to a very, very potent spicy tingling that takes over your tongue.

Of course, this is ginger root...and ginger is spicy. So I shouldn't have been surrpised by the spice level of this tea. Truthfully, this tea is so spicy it actually rivals the "hot" spice levels of many oriental restaurants (and tastes better than many too!).

Overall, if you need a tea to wake you up, or are a spice-a-holic like I am, or like sweet and really spicy things, then this tea from the Dragonwater Tea Company has your name on it. And oh, by the way, watch out for that lingering after-taste...the spicy tingling on your tongue won't go away anytime soon!

Recommendation : Yes. If you like spicy teas, you'll almost certainly enjoy this tea. Just be forewarned, this tea is REALLY spicy. It just doesn't have a "little kick," it has a "LOT of kick."

Tea Information and Brewing Instructions

  • Tea Reviewed : Ginger Root
  • Manufacturer : Dragonwater Tea Company
  • Available from : Dragonwater Tea Company (now out of business)
  • Type of Tea : Herbal Tea
  • Leaf Type : Loose Leaf
  • Date of Review : February 7th, 2008
  • Tea Rating :
  • Brewing Instructions : Use 2 teaspoons of leaves...the "leave" are huge.. Pour 1 cup (5.5 ounces, but 6 works quite nicely) boiling water over the leaves. Let the tea brew for 5-10 minutes. I brewed the tea for 8 minutes for this review.

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