Sampler Sunday! I know I haven’t posted on here in a while, and at least a few of you have messaged me asking about that… I’m around, I’ve just been overwhelmed with things right now, fighting depression, crushed under stress, and honestly as a culmination of those things, haven’t really been “into” my tea hobby much. Some days I’ve just been quietly working on my sipdowns in the background, while others I haven’t even had the energy or desire to get the kettle going. I haven’t really tried anything “new” that would necessitate having to write up a tasting note, and I am so behind on reading tasting notes on here. Pages and pages behind. I’m slowly trying to catch back up, but it’ll take a while. Have patience.
I have a migraine today, which started yesterday at work, and there was nothing I could do but continue my shift, so by the end of that shift I thought I was going to die and collapsed into my bed by the time I got home. This morning the pain is still there (and just swapped lobes of my head, a common pattern I have). It isn’t quite as bad as yesterday so I tried to Get Shit Done™ but after I finished my dishes, that just made it flare up horribly. So it’ll probably be another day resigned to bed. But I’m going to try to get a cup of tea in for breakfast first. It seems I’ve already cleared out most of my mint, but I found this ginger one, which is also quite stomach calming for me… and I’ve had an IBS flare-up now that hasn’t stopped for about two weeks straight, so if it could help that little problem at all, double-win? (I bet that is stress/depression induced as well. Yay).
This is definitely not my favorite lemon ginger tea I’ve tried, but that’s probably since it’s lemongrass-based, which is my least favorite of the citrus herbs. It’s just a little more hay-like in the flavor than having a nice citrusy flavor, but I guess on the plus side, there isn’t some weird artificial flavoring in there that tastes like furniture polish, either. I was expecting the ginger to be pretty strong and honestly, I wouldn’t even mind right now, since I know my body needs it, but it actually isn’t burning my mouth off or anything. I can certainly taste a nice gingery presence in the flavor, but it isn’t giving off any unpleasant heat.
This definitely would not be my choice of a lemon ginger tea for my cupboard, but this was just one of the mighty T2 sampler stash of 2017 that needed used up, and it’s getting the job done on a day I need some calming ginger in my tummy.
Flavors: Citrus, Ginger, Herbaceous, Hot hay, Lemongrass