Ingredients: Organic hibiscus flowers, organic ginger root, organic rosehips, organic licorice root, organic orange peel, organic schizandra berries, essential tangerine and orange oils.
Tasting notes: Tasting Notes: A punchy hibiscus blend with zesty, revitalizing ginger and succulent citrus.
Water Temperature: 212°F (boiling)
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 5 minutes
Tangerine Ginger is a bold-tasting combination of punchy hibiscus, tangy rosehips, zesty ginger, sweet licorice root, refreshing citrus and the amazing schizandra berry which combine to create a tisane that is both enlivening and calming. While tangerine oil and ginger root feature prominently in this blend as well as hibiscus (which gives Tangerine Ginger its distinct colour) what really gives this brew its unique flavour is the inclusion of schizandra berries.
Schizandra berries are an adaptogenic herb, which means that consumption results in the stabilization of physiological processes and promotion of homeostasis-such as decreased cellular sensitivity to stress. Known as the five-flavoured berry in traditional Chinese medicine, schizandra berries are simultaneously sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and pungent. This aromatic herb helps improve mental performance as well as liver function in addition providing a one (or rather five) of a kind flavour. Unlike other berries however, schizandra berries are mosty used for medicine, so don’t go mixing these with your Greek yogurt in the morning!
Who should you recommend this tea to? Tangerine Ginger is ideal for people who like teas that are both fruity and spicy. Since it is an herbal blend, Tangerine Ginger is perfect for new or expectant moms or anyone looking for a flavourful tonic without caffeine or for students worried about the effects of stress on their bodies. It’s also fantastic iced and if you're feeling adventurous add a touch of lemon juice in place of sugar to really take this tisane to the next level.