Review: Mighty Leaf Ginger Twist

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Its OK"The tea itself turned a dark hazel, the smell of ginger and lemon highlighted. As for taste, it was like imbibing hot lemonade with a licorice stick in it. Ginger was faint, but still part of the main body. All in all, fairly decent."
Geoff’s Teaview: 6.5/10
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mightyleafgingertwistI remember being in an all-you-can-eat sushi bar once, my first ever. When I saw my little wood block - complete with plate - I wondered what the two clumps were to the side. The green clump was wasabi, the slimy pink clump was ginger. I didn't really care for either. The first ginger tea I sampled was the Tazo green/ginger blend. The drink floored me, but not in the "wow-this-is-excellent" sort of way. Ginger had a bad track record so far.

In later years, I learned that ginger aided digestion. When I had a weird infection some two years back, I went strictly for ginger tea. It helped somewhat. But the resulting heartburn was murder, like belching fire. I later found that ginger worked best as an ingredient, not a base. It added zest to spicier herbal blends.

Which brings me to Mighty Leaf's Ginger Twist. This chimera of a fusion contains, lemongrass (like just about everything), mint, lemon, orange, licorice, apple, papaya, ginger, ginseng (!!!), and natural flavors. The mention of licorice and ginseng really threw me. One might venture a guess that this is a wake-me-up concoction. I suppose that's what the "twist" is for. Licorice was probably added for sweetness.

I tore open the bag and was greeted by a plume of plant dust. The sachet was covered in fragments of what was supposed to be inside. A weird way to start a teabag out, for certain. Mint dominated the aroma with a slight lingering of citrus. It cleared my sinuses aplenty, for which I gave thanks. I could make out one apple chunk in the blend, but the rest was unidentifiable leafy bits.

Even though a sachet is not technically a teabag, I treated it as such while at work. Poured hot water in a 16-ounce Styrofoam coffee cup, put a plastic bowl over it, and let the microwave timer do the rest. The tea itself turned a dark hazel, the smell of ginger and lemon highlighted. As for taste, it was like imbibing hot lemonade with a licorice stick in it. Ginger was faint, but still part of the main body. All in all, fairly decent.

Still heartburn inducing, though.

Drat.

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