Hey there Teacups! It’s time again for another Let’s Talk Tea Post, this time around it features Ginseng Spice a delicious and somewhat surprising tisane from Piacha Teas. You’ll recognise their name from a few reviews I’ve done so far this year (If you haven’t read them yet you can find them here) So far all of the teas & I’ve tried from them I have loved and this one was no different.
Ingredients: Siberian ginseng, ginger, liquorice root, black pepper.
I won’t lie when I first read the ingredients list for this tisane I honestly thought I would hate it. You all know enough about me by now to know that It’s very rare for me to like a blend that has liquorice root in it, so you won’t be surprised to know that I was a little hesitant when it came to trying this blend. The dry leaves smelt incredibly savoury, the ginger and the black pepper are it’s strongest notes. Before tasting this I was slightly worried that it was going to be too savoury for me and that to enjoy it I would have to add a fair bit of agave to make it enjoyable. Safe to say … this blend really did take me by surprise.
I honestly don’t even know where to start when it comes t describing how much this blend took me by surprise. It’s been a long time since a tea or a tisane have taken my by surprise and to have that experience again was really refreshing. So let’s get into why this tisane took me by surprise shall we. Even when brewed this tisane still held its savoury aroma so I really was expecting that to carry though into the taste. While it did carry through into the taste it wasn’t just that, that was there. The first sip I had was insanely savoury and somewhat earthy at first but as soon as it hit the back of my mouth I was hit with a powerful honey like sweetness and that was what took me by surprise. I was expecting to be able to taste the ginseng but I really did not expect it to be so strong. I did not have to add any sweetener to it at all like I thought I would and I honestly enjoyed it to no end. As it got colder the earthiness overtook the sweetness so I would make sure you drink this hot to taste it in all it’s glory.
Overall Teacup Rating: 5/5
You can find out more about Piacha tea and purchase this tisane for yourself here. If you have any questions at all about either stick them in the comments or send them to me on twitter (@teaisawishblog) and I’ll answer them as soon as I can.
Speak to you all on Wednesday. Happy Steeping! – Kimberley