Review: TeaGschwendner Goji Berry

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Thumbs up!"I'm not sure if it is the goji berry, the lemongrass or both, but something in here makes this cup particularly interesting and tasty."
Laura’s Teaview: 7.8/10
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teaggojiberry"The superfruit goji berry is an ancient treat in China, where its delicious tartness has been enjoyed for over 2,000 years. Savor the healthy zing of this exotic berry hot or iced." ---TeaGschwendner website.

While I have never actually eaten an actual goji berry, I have consumed plenty of fruit juice with goji berry in it and most of them are tart. I have never been sure if that is due to the goji berry or some other combination of berries included in the juice blends. I also happen to have a white goji berry tea in my personal stash that is one of my all-time favorites. Anyway, I jumped at the opportunity to review this fruit tisane from TeaGschwendner as I have entertained the notion of ordering it a time or two. TeaGschwendner lists the ingredients in this as goji berries, rose hip pieces, hibiscus blossoms, currants, lemongrass, elderberries, black currant, flavor, sunflower and cornflower blossoms. It both looks and smells delicious.

I prepared this fruit tisane according to TeaGschwendner's recommendations, which include 2 tsps to an 8 oz cup and infused in boiling water for about 7 min. Due to the fact that I find most tisanes that contain rose hips and hibiscus require some rock cane sugar to counter their tartness, I immediately added a liberal amount of sweetener to the blend immediately. This brewed up to the beautiful berry red expected from this type of blend. I decided to split the contents of my sample into two cups to be sampled--one hot and one iced.

The hot cup could actually could probably stand a bit more rock cane sugar. The preparation followed does not produce too weak nor too strong of a cup. It is relatively tart, but actually quite good for a hot tisane containing hibiscus. I'm not sure if it is the goji berry, the lemongrass or both, but something in here makes this cup particularly interesting and tasty. Those flavors stand up nicely to the typical hibiscus berry tisane.

The iced cup is particularly good. It is both tasty and refreshing and I do not feel that it requires any additional sugar added (I did add nearly a teaspoon to the initial preparation). It is tangy, slightly tart, but overall a very good cold drink. Again, the goji and/or lemongrass add an interesting component to the cup that I am a fan of. It balances nicely against the other berries and does not overpower, but adds interest and hold its own. I am positive that if I ordered this I would drink most, if not all, of my quantity iced though. The hot drink is just too tart.

Overall, this is one of the better berry tisanes that I have tried. If you like berry tisanes, then this is definitely one that deserves consideration as I really feel the goji/lemongrass combo make this special.. This one will go on my short list of berry tisanes that I want to purchase when I drink through my current quantity. Further this is reasonably priced and TeaGschwendner offers free shipping on order over $35. FYI, if you live in Michigan, the Tea Haus in Ann Arbor carries TeaGschwendner products.

— To purchase TeaGschwendner Goji Berry, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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2 Responses to “Review: TeaGschwendner Goji Berry”

  1. Shay Says:

    Now this does sound yummy. I am one of those people that love hibiscus so I will have to try this variety out.

  2. Victor Says:

    I already taste a goji berry juice, and it’s delicious. but a lemongrass tea or any content of this tea not yet.

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