I love ginger. At a local Thai Restaurant I almost always order the Ginger Lover’s entree. Molasses Gingerbread is probably my favorite cookie. Gingersnaps are definitely up there, though. I always use loads of ginger in my stir fry. Unsurprisingly, I also like ginger in chai. I originally bought this in order to test it for perfecting my own chai blend. I make a point of trying ingredients for blends plain so I can hopefully learn to pick up on any subtle nuances between the products of various companies. This was my first time trying cut ginger, and it was a bit of a surprise. It’s surprisingly heavy. Maybe I shouldn’t be so surprised since it is a root, but there is a major difference in size between an ounce of rose petals and an ounce of ginger. I did add a tiny bit of sweetener when I brewed this, since I always put it in my chai, but no milk so I could taste the flavors clearly. It was noticeably sweet, which surprised me since the ground ginger I’ve tried in the past definitely complements sweet things, but isn’t noticeably sweet in tea. Candied ginger is a little too sweet for me in tea, especially if I want a generous kick of spicyness from it. This seemed like a happy medium. It had a mild candied-ginger sweetness, then a nice fiery aftertaste. I can’t wait to try it in a blend!
Flavors: Candy, Ginger, Spicy, Sweet