Review of Marks & Spencer Lemon, Ginger & Ginseng Infusion Tea

I found myself in Marks & Spencer’s the other day looking for something to have for our dinner. So of I course accidentally I ended up in the tea aisle. So what else could a girl do but pick up a couple of boxes to try. As I am still on my mission to reduce my caffeine intake one of these boxes was lemon, ginger & ginseng infusion teabags. I decided on this variety of teabags as I tend to find lemon and ginger a nice comforting tea.
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I fell for the packaging of this tea. The greenish brown colour reminded me of autumn and the pictures of the lemon just grabbed my attention. The tea is clearly marketed as being caffeine free. Its description of being a warm and uplifting infusion just made want to get home and give this tea a try.
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There are no allergens highlighted in the ingredients list and no may contain warnings. As well as the tea containing lemon and ginger, lemon grass and cassia bark are amongst its ingredients. Above the ingredients list there are simple instructions on how to make the perfect cup of tea. I like the tip about only using freshly boiled water, I only ever use this.
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On opening the cardboard box foil packaging is revealed, great for keeping the teabags fresh. I was immediately hit by the aroma coming from the foil packaging once opened. There was a very strong aroma of lemon. I initially struggled to smell the aroma of the ginger or ginseng. On my close up sniff test I could distinguish the ginger element but not the ginseng. I personally found the lemon element slightly overpowering and artificial in smell. Yet somehow it invigorated my nasal passages.
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I placed my teabag into my teacup and added my freshly boiled water as instructed. What immediately struck me was the lack aroma coming from the tea. I infused the tea with the hot water as instructed for 3 minutes. On removing the teabag there was a disappointing lack of aroma noted. I had to do my close up sniff test where I noted the lemon and a very faint aroma of ginger noted. On sipping the tea I was initially able to taste the citrus element from the lemon followed by the ginger element. I was unable to distinguish between the lemongrass to this tea. I found this tea to comforting and soothing on my stomach. It was also light and refreshing.
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So would I recommend this lemon, ginger and ginseng tea, yes I would. The flavour may not have been as strong as the initial aroma on opening the tea and I may not have been able to taste all of its ingredients. But it was nice to have a lemon and ginger tea that was lighter in flavour as some can be a tad overpowering. It hit the sot nicely and provided a soothing sensation to my stomach. So thank you Marks & Spencer for producing a lovely lemon and ginger tea.

9 Comments

  1. October 2, 2016 / 2:05 pm

    One of my favourite teas, I like to sweeten with a bit of honey

    • October 2, 2016 / 4:12 pm

      Hi, thank you for taking the time to read my tea review. I was given honey with my teas on a recent trip to America. I never used it. I must give it a try, Chloe.

      • October 2, 2016 / 5:02 pm

        I find a lot of teas a bit bitter without honey, coffee on the other hand has to be strong, unsweetened and black

        • October 2, 2016 / 6:37 pm

          That’s interesting as I’ve yet to find this. I’m afraid I don’t like coffee but I know my fiends also like it this way.

          • October 2, 2016 / 6:39 pm

            Love coffee, lol look forward to waking up so I can have coffee, mmm possible addiction problem

          • October 2, 2016 / 6:42 pm

            Perhaps like my tea one 😊

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