Tea Review

Tazo Organic Spicy Ginger: a rooibos tea with a bite

There’s something about the taste of ginger and citrus– it’s a tasty blend. Tazo’s Organic Spicy Ginger meshes those flavors with lemon verbena, chamomile, fennel and licorice, to blend with a smooth green rooibos tea. The combination is tasty, a full flavor that stays with you after each sip.

Tazo describes their Organic Spicy Ginger as "a piquant herabl infusion of ginger, green rooibos, citrus, chamomile & licorice root." Photo/Stephanie Sokol
Tazo describes their Organic Spicy Ginger as “a piquant herabl infusion of ginger, green rooibos, citrus, chamomile & licorice root.” Photo/Stephanie Sokol

To prepare this tea, boil water, and bring to 212 degrees (these are the directions on the box, I usually just let the boiling water sit for about 8 minutes). Steep for about 5 minutes for a smooth ginger taste, or add a little more time for a stronger spice. Add sweetener if desired; it tastes good either way.

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When I sweetened it, I used a teaspoon of pure honey, which has health benefits in addition to tasting great. Ginger itself is a great addition to any diet. According to WebMd, the herb has many benefits, including intestinal and stomach pain relief, as well as treatment for respiratory issues. The chemicals in ginger “may reduce nausea and inflammation,” so this tea is good to have on hand at all times, especially during flu season.

Tazo is available at grocers, online and drugstores for $4.50 to $4.99 per 20 piece box. Photo/Stephanie Sokol
Tazo is available at grocers, online and drugstores for $4.50 to $4.99 per 20 piece box. Photo/Stephanie Sokol

This drink is very smooth, but also very strong. The sourness of the citrus and spicy taste of the ginger blend interestingly with the light green rooibos for a hefty flavor. One of my other favorite ginger teas is Bigelow’s Ginger Snappish, a holiday herbal mix of ginger and lemon. Where that tea is simply herbal, Tazo’s is a blended rooibos. The two are both very good, though extremely contrasting. Ginger Snappish is more lighthearted, adding lemograss, cinnamon, rosehips and citric acid to the mix for a more seasonal taste.

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2 thoughts on “Tazo Organic Spicy Ginger: a rooibos tea with a bite

  1. I think my box of Tazo Organic Spicy Ginger is defective because when I make a cup it just tastes like hot water to me!

    I love your Alice in Wonderland cup!!

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