If mint isn’t usually my thing, then lemon and ginger certainly isn’t, but I have a few of these tea bags so I’m going to try my best with them.
In practice, it’s not as unpalatable as I thought it might be. This particular version reminds me of ginger biscuits; really heavy on the ginger upfront, but with a clean, bright lemon flavour emerging towards the end of the sip. Homemade ginger biscuits, with the inclusion of a generous quantity of lemon zest. The ginger packs quite a punch!
I reckon this one would be pretty good iced; maybe kind of ginger-beery? I don’t really have enough left to do that idea justice, though, so I’ll have to content myself with imagining. I think my aversion to lemon and ginger as a flavour combination in general is that it reminds me of having a cold; the lemon is usually kind of fake and reminiscent of lemsip or strepsils. No so here; the lemon is really fresh-tasting and flavour accurate. I wouldn’t say I’d hurry out and buy more of these, but I wouldn’t approach them with quite the trepidation I’d have had previously. This could be a new dawn for me, with both mint and lemon/ginger herbals back on the table!