Review of Sainsbury’s Lemon & Ginger Infusion Tea

I am lady who loves her cups of tea. Sometimes I can be a little naughty and find myself having a bit too much caffeine. Despite this I am still on my mission to reduce my caffeine intake continues and I am always on the look out for a new caffeine free tea to try. I tend to find lemon and ginger a nice comforting tea so when I popped into Sainsbury’s recently I decided to grab a box of their lemon & ginger tea to try. I fell for vibrant deep autumnal orange colour of the packaging of this tea. To the bottom of the packet is a black teacup decorated with orange segments flowers and leaves again in autumnal colours. The tea is clearly marketed as being naturally caffeine free.

Onto the ingredients list. Apple, apple pulp, ginger root (20%), flavouring, rosehip, lemongrass, chicory root, lemon peels (0.5%). I am always personally put off by generic flavourings and would like to know exactly what this means. There are no allergens highlighted in the ingredients list and there are no may contain warnings.

On opening the cardboard box foil packaging I was immediately hit by a very fairly strong aroma of lemon and ginger. This remained the same on my close up sniff test and was even noticeable on sniffing an individual teabag. I placed my teabag into my teacup and added my freshly boiled water as instructed. What immediately struck me was the immediate ginger 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 distinct aroma of lemon with subtle undertones of ginger noted. This slightly intensified on my close up sniff test. On sipping the tea I was initially hit with the lemon element followed by the faint subtle undertone of ginger. I wasn’t able to taste the apple or chicory but this didn’t bother me as I only really wanted to taste the lemon & ginger. I found this tea to be refreshing yet comforting and soothing on my stomach at the same time. I have personally found it to be a little hit and miss with the previous Sainsbury’s teas that I have tried. I have to admit to being pleasantly surprised by this tea.

So would I recommend this lemon & ginger tea, yes I would. I liked everything about this tea from its aroma through to its flavour. It was a refreshing yet comforting tea, perfect for the cooler months. So thank you Sainsbury’s for producing a lovely lemon and ginger tea.

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69 thoughts on “Review of Sainsbury’s Lemon & Ginger Infusion Tea

  1. Ohhh I read this post at the perfect time! I’m heading to Sainsbury’s this evening and I’ll definitely be picking up a box of this! As dairy free me can’t take milk I’ve been not really drinking tea as I normally took it with milk. I really miss it though so this lemon and ginger tea sound perfect! I really like ginger flavoured things!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

  2. I love the smell of lemon and ginger, and would probably buy a box just to sit in my bedside table to make my room smell nice.. 😂🤷🏼‍♀️ This sounds perfect for this time of year, and it’s always good to have a little stash in the cupboard for when you’re feeling a little under the weather because lemon and ginger always helps! 🙊

  3. I love trying different teas, although am wary of most fruit teas as they contain hibiscus, which I can’t stand the taste of! I love a lemon tea, but I also don’t like ginger, so this tea would be a no go for me. Glad you enjoyed it though. #HumpDayLinky

  4. I am not a hot drink fan myself but lemon and ginger does sound like a nice combination. I am also drawn to the packaging which is very pleasant. The chicory put me off but since you say you can’t taste it that is good. #fortheloveofBLOG

  5. This tea sounds very warm and cosy, reminds me of cold winter evenings! I’m not a big fan of ginger so I wouldn’t necessarily chose this one in a shop but I know people who would love to try it!

    Julia xx

  6. Hello fellow Tea Cup Club and WordPress blogger. I am falling in love with tea more-and-more. I definitely try to drink more decaffeinated teas, but there are times when I splurge. This is a great post and I definitely love ginger tea, but I have never had this one specifically, I will be trying asaply.

  7. This sounds like an interesting tea to try. I also love tea and drink far far too much, just can’t get enough of that Earl Grey. Keep meaning to try more infusions. I have Crohn’s disease and started drinking peppermint tea a few years ago as I find it helps with various things

    • Hi, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I am a fully fledged Earl Grey addict but also drink a lot of mint tea as it helps my stomach as well. I have found that lemon and ginger also helpful so this tea may be worth you trying.

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