Tea Review: Pu-erh Ginger

About This Tea

Ingredients: Organic Pu-erh, Organic Ginger Root, Organic Orange Peel, Organic Lemongrass and Organic Lemon Verbena.
Brew Technique: 100°c, 5-6 minutes
Supplier: Rishi Tea


A mouth-watering aroma expelling notes of citrus and incredibly strong, spicy ginger. When steeped this smell is continued, but accompanied by an earthy backdrop of pu-erh.
Rishi Tea Puerh Ginger Loose Leaf Tea


Puerh is notable for its strong earthy flavours, so when I tried to imagine what a puerh ginger would taste like, I somehow imagined they would have similar characteristics. Weirdly, they don’t. This isn’t necessarily bad thing, as the spicy aromatic ginger combines with the light soothing lemon notes and exhibits a stark contrast to the dark, heavy, earthy nature of the puerh to create a two tone flavour on the tongue. Almost like eating a rhubarb and custard sweet, the flavours combine, but you can also taste both individuality. The ginger creates a finish so strong you can feel it in the back of your throat half an hour later. A really enjoyable experience for ginger lovers.

Rishi Tea Puerh Ginger Loose Leaf Tea -1

Learning Point

Pu-erh tea is an ancient type of tea that originates in Yunnan and is fermented to create the unique flavour.

Final Thoughts

The packaging of the Rishi Pu-erh Ginger is absolutely beautiful. There’s no doubt that the natural brown and black ink print of a flower garden seems to reflect and project its degradable quality and eco-friendliness. The ingredients are also all organic, which just somehow feels good. The flavour… Despite boasting strong spiced ginger, which I find an absolute delight, this blend also contains quite a distinct lemon note, which becomes particularly strong when combined with honey. I’m really not a fan. On the upside, I can totally imagine this being perfect if you had a really snotty head cold. The ginger would open your sinuses, the lemon (and honey should you add it) would sooth your throat and the deep earthy tea serving to relax.



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