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Ginger Green from Hampstead Tea


Ginger Green from Hampstead TeaI confess I love Hampstead’s teas.  Their loose teas are packaged in beautiful teas which are packed so full of tea that you have to actually have to pinch and wiggle the tea protected in cellophane out of the tin when you first open it.  And their bagged teas are actually quite fabulous also in a variety of colors that complement the flavor of the tea.  I’m going to be honest with you, their plain black Darjeeling individual bags packaging is just plain sexy.

This tea, their Ginger Green, is available in both loose leaf and in bagged, however for this particular review, I’m reviewing the bagged version, which comes in a beautiful olive green colored individually sealed packet.

The reason I chose this particular tea is because my stomach feels a bit off right now, and ginger with green tea is a great combination to aid digestion and soothe your tummy.  This tea can be enjoyed plain without any sweetener, although I’m fond of sugar so I added a touch of turbinado sugar.  I would not recommend using milk with this tea.

Hampstead Tea describes this tea as:

Ginger’s ability to improve the immune system and circulation combines with the antioxidant qualities of green tea producing a potent, fresh brew to be enjoyed any time of the day.

Ingredients: Fairtrade green tea, Fairtrade root ginger

I love that their ingredients are Fair Trade.  Even though this is a very simple combination, including only green tea and ginger, it still has a remarkable soothing flavor.  The fragrance is extremely light with a general green tea aroma.  The flavor is a very grassy, vegetative green tea – although Hampstead Tea does not indicate what particular variety of green tea they use in this blend, if I had to guess it was either a Sencha or Bancha – and the inclusion of ginger root is not sharp, but blends well with the green tea and is more of a subtle heat to the brew than a strong ginger, which is good because instead of overwhelming the green tea, the ginger complements it.   A great green tea blend from Hampstead Tea!

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  1. Comment by May 10, 2011 @ 8:07 am
    Hampstead Tea said:

    http://www.hampsteadtea.com/news/?p=340

    Hampstead Tea has decided to make everyone in the UK participate in a contest! There will be two winners and the prize is

    100g Darjeeling Tin Loose Leaf Tea

    25 sachets of Mint Green Tea

    50g Oolong Pouch Loose Leaf Tea

    20 sachets of Fennel Liquorice infusion

    and an Oolong Elderflower Iced Tea

    Like our page on Facebook
    Answer to the following question ”What is so special about Hampstead Tea’s packaging?” (the answer is on our website)
    And e-mail your answer to naha@hampsteadtea.com
    Out of the correct answers 2 will be picked randomly and their authors will be the winners!

    The contest starts today May 10th 2011 and will end on Monday, May 16th 2011 at noon (GMT – London time)

    Only the answers received by e-mail and within the dates specified will be taken into account.

    The prizes will only be shipped within the UK

    Don’t forget to check for other contest because more are coming soon!

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