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.

69 Comments

  1. October 31, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    I love that combination! I don’t think I’ve seen this brand though. Strictly UK?

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 31, 2017 / 8:52 pm

      Hi, its a UK supermarket brand so I doubt that you could get it. My family are popping over to the states later this year, is there a version that you would recommend I could request, thanks.

      • October 31, 2017 / 9:40 pm

        My favorite is the Ahmad brand. Lemon Ginger.

        • pinkiebag
          Author
          October 31, 2017 / 9:41 pm

          Greta thank you 😊

  2. October 31, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    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
    http://palegirlrambling.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 31, 2017 / 8:50 pm

      Hi, I hope you managed to pick this up to try, please let me know what you think, thanks.

  3. Corinne and Kirsty
    October 31, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    I have always loved the combination of lemon & ginger! I am glad you like this tea! xx corinne

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 31, 2017 / 8:55 pm

      Hi, it is a great combination for a comforting tea.

  4. October 31, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    you always have so lovely teas and my cupboard is already bursting full but what you gotta do. Just make it even fuller with this lovely ginger and lemon tea.
    Lea, xx

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 31, 2017 / 8:50 pm

      Hi, its only a small box so I am sure it would fit in. I have a spare large cupboard full of teas in my garage.

  5. October 31, 2017 / 7:30 pm

    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! 🙊

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 31, 2017 / 8:49 pm

      Hi, yes it is. A good tea to have for that just in case you a felling a bit under the weather. I like a room being filled by a tea aroma.

  6. October 31, 2017 / 7:32 pm

    Although I’m not a big tea drinker this sounds really good! I seem to find it hard to find caffeine free teas that I like in the supermarkets

    Ashleigh | http://ashleighwrites.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 31, 2017 / 8:48 pm

      Oh you should give this one a try then good value for it as well.

  7. October 31, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    Ooh I love a good lemon tea, especially when I’m unwell it’s so soothing! I’ve been drinking peach green tea and cherry and cinnamon tea recently and they’re both gorgeous!
    Alice Xx
    http://www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 31, 2017 / 8:48 pm

      Oh the cherry and cinnamon tea sounds delightful what brand is it? I would love to try it, thanks.

  8. emmasoffagain
    October 31, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    Sounds lovely, perfect for a cold maybe? x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 31, 2017 / 8:47 pm

      Hi, it sure would be.

  9. October 31, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    I love this too, although I think it could have been stronger on the ginger flavour.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 31, 2017 / 8:47 pm

      Hi, I agree but prefers to have this as a choice where the lemon was stronger. Have you tried Asda’s version?

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 31, 2017 / 8:46 pm

      Hi, it sure is a healthy combination and perfect for this time of year and a good price as well.

  10. carefreespiritfairy
    October 31, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    Yumm! That sounds so tasty. It sounds spicy, healthy and perfect for the season

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 31, 2017 / 8:45 pm

      Hi, it sure is perfect for this time of year. Thanks for stopping by.

  11. October 31, 2017 / 9:49 pm

    I’ve never tried lemon and ginger, just stuck with lemon or green tea before. I must be more adventurous.:-)

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      October 31, 2017 / 9:53 pm

      Hi, it certainly worth giving it a try, if you do please let me know what you think, thanks.

  12. November 1, 2017 / 4:49 am

    Do you think it would work on upset stomachs as I’ve often been told ginger is good for that

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 3, 2017 / 5:40 pm

      Hi, I think it would as I find it soothing on my stomach, I find that mint tea helps.

  13. November 1, 2017 / 7:59 am

    I must confess to really only drinking regular tea, but I do on occasion try the odd fruit tea and this does sound perfect for some of those chilly winter days #bloggersbest x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 3, 2017 / 5:39 pm

      Hi, it sure is a great one to have on a cold chilly day.

  14. November 1, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    We have lots of different teas at home and this one would fit in just right. Lemon teas are good for this time of year.
    Mainy
    #bloggersbest

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 3, 2017 / 5:39 pm

      Hi, they sure are, are there any teas that you recommend that I should perhaps try, thanks.

  15. November 1, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    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

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 3, 2017 / 5:37 pm

      Oh gosh this tea definitely wouldn’t be for you then. Thanks for stopping by C.

  16. 100adventureswithj
    November 1, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    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

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 3, 2017 / 5:36 pm

      Hi, it is a nice combination of flavours that work well together, I can understand being put off by the chicory.

  17. November 2, 2017 / 11:35 am

    I keep saying I’m going to try a tea alternative this sounds great for the winter mornings! #bloggerbest

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 3, 2017 / 5:32 pm

      Hi, it sure is, if you give it a try please let me know what you think, thanks.

  18. Victoria Nilsson
    November 2, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    Lemon and ginger with a tea spoon of honey is my winter fave x

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 3, 2017 / 5:32 pm

      Oh I need to give this a try, thanks for stopping by.

  19. theglassofclass
    November 2, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    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
    theglassofclass.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 3, 2017 / 5:31 pm

      Hi, I think you may have summed it up nicely. Quiet are few people don’t seem to be keen on ginger which I am surprised by.

  20. November 2, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    I wish we had a sainsbury’s here in Canada! I miss the UK, haha!
    Lovely post! I gave your blog a follow too 🙂

    El @ Exclusory 💕

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 3, 2017 / 5:29 pm

      I never thought I would hear that 😊 Thanks for the follow and taking time to comment, C.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 3, 2017 / 5:28 pm

      Hi, I have to admit by being surprised by this tisane maybe I have been lucky in finding nice bagged versions. Are there any brands that you think I should try, thanks.

  21. November 2, 2017 / 4:21 pm

    I’ve only ever tried english tea but I think I should experiment more with fruit teas, although I’m not a big fan of ginger so I don’t think I’d like this one but it sounds really good for those who do! xx

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 3, 2017 / 5:27 pm

      Hi please experiment you might be surprised by what you like, I guess you wouldn’t like it if you are not keen on ginger. Thanks foe stopping by.

  22. November 2, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    Not normally a fan of ginger teas but it sounds lovely with the lemon in it. My favourite herbal tea is usually Chamomile 🙂
    http://www.misszarabelle.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 3, 2017 / 5:26 pm

      Hi, yes your cant beat a nice chamomile later in the day. The ginger is more subtle with this tea so you may well like it.

  23. November 2, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    So glad you ended up enjoying this tisane! I recently had a loose leaf tisane much like this but a little more floral
    With elderberry in it that I’m sure you would love.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 3, 2017 / 5:25 pm

      Oh yes I am sure I would enjoy that tisane as I love elderberry.

  24. November 2, 2017 / 5:01 pm

    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.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 3, 2017 / 5:23 pm

      Hi, I’m glad that you are falling in love with tea, ginger infusions are a great caffeine free alternative. If you try this tea please let me know what you think, thanks.

  25. November 2, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    I love tea. This one sounds lovely and refreshing. I love both lemon and ginger so I really want to try this out.
    Mel x
    http://littlemissmelanie.com

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 3, 2017 / 5:21 pm

      Oh if you give this a try please let me know, thanks.

  26. November 2, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    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

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 3, 2017 / 5:21 pm

      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.

  27. November 3, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    Mmm now this sounds lovely! Thanks for linking up #bloggersbests

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 5, 2017 / 4:01 pm

      It sure is, thanks for stopping by.

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 5, 2017 / 3:53 pm

      Thank you for sharing.

  28. November 5, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    I love lemon and ginger, such a yummy combination! Thanks for sharing with #fortheloveofBLOG

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 5, 2017 / 7:16 pm

      Hi, it sure is a yummy combination.

  29. glowsteady
    November 11, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    This sounds so good. I love lemon tea but I’m not that keen on ginger, I’ve been trying to get myself into it more lately though as I know it’s really good for you, Can you taste the apple at all?

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    • pinkiebag
      Author
      November 14, 2017 / 8:47 pm

      I couldn’t really taste the apple.

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