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drank Tulsi Lemon Ginger by Organic India
1219 tasting notes

I was thinking this was going to be a very spicy tea based on the smell of the bag, but it turned out to be a mellow brew. The liquor was a cloudy almost neon spring green. Taste was well balanced between tame ginger, lemon and herbs. Seemed minty. Totally inoffensive, light and smooth.

Flavors: Ginger, Herbs, Lemon, Mint

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 295 ML
Mastress Alita

My favorite lemon ginger is Davidson Tea’s Tulsi Lemon Ginger. Tulsi has those natural peppery/citrusy flavors (and yes, that dash of mint!) that just accompanies the lemon and ginger flavors so perfectly.

derk

I could see this tea being up your alley. I couldn’t find ingredients listed on the Organic India website, but in the product description on Amazon, it seems like lemongrass provides the lemon note in this one. I’d be interested in trying Davidson’s since they use lemon balm instead, which, as you and I agree, is superior to lemongrass :P

Mastress Alita

Even better than lemon balm, the Devidson Tea one uses lemon myrtle which is my favorite of the citrus herbs! I recently sipped mine down because the zip-pouch did that thing where it comes loose from the side of the bag so even if you “zip it” shut air can still get in so I wanted to finish it off so it wouldn’t go stale. And since I’m on hiatus, I’m not restocking it at the moment. When I’m buying tea again, I’ll get another bag, though.

derk

Whoops, I stand corrected. I have a short circuit regarding lemon balm and myrtle. That does make it sound even better!

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Mastress Alita

My favorite lemon ginger is Davidson Tea’s Tulsi Lemon Ginger. Tulsi has those natural peppery/citrusy flavors (and yes, that dash of mint!) that just accompanies the lemon and ginger flavors so perfectly.

derk

I could see this tea being up your alley. I couldn’t find ingredients listed on the Organic India website, but in the product description on Amazon, it seems like lemongrass provides the lemon note in this one. I’d be interested in trying Davidson’s since they use lemon balm instead, which, as you and I agree, is superior to lemongrass :P

Mastress Alita

Even better than lemon balm, the Devidson Tea one uses lemon myrtle which is my favorite of the citrus herbs! I recently sipped mine down because the zip-pouch did that thing where it comes loose from the side of the bag so even if you “zip it” shut air can still get in so I wanted to finish it off so it wouldn’t go stale. And since I’m on hiatus, I’m not restocking it at the moment. When I’m buying tea again, I’ll get another bag, though.

derk

Whoops, I stand corrected. I have a short circuit regarding lemon balm and myrtle. That does make it sound even better!

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If you’re an aspiring or current tea grower, let’s talk! I am slowly beginning a tea farm here in Northern California. Currently growing are young plants pulled from the ground and gifted to me after a visit to Fairhope Tea Plantation in Alabama. The parent plants are sinensis variety from a defunct Lipton research project. I’ve also started seeds from Camellia Forest Nursery in North Carolina. The types include Camellia taliensis, an assamica variety, and 3 sinensis varieties including “Small leaf” “Large leaf” and “Black Sea.” To learn how to process tea into different styles, I plan on traveling to China and Taiwan if/when COVID becomes a relative non-issue. I’m taking Mandarin classes to aid in this journey.

Tea became a hobby and my daily drink of choice some time late in the last decade. My introduction to loose leaf came, following a lone tin of some Tie Guan Yin oolong many years prior, in the form of dumpster-dived Wuyi oolong packets that somebody left upon moving out of an apartment building. From there, my palate expanded to teas from across China and the world. I used to focus more on taste and still harbor the habit, but after trying sheng pu’er, I tend to focus more on how a tea feels in my body. Does it complement my constitution? Does it change my mood or does it enhance my current mindstate? While I may not mention those effects in tea notes, it is what I value most.

Flavored teas are not a favorite but I do drink them intermittently. Drink a variety of teabags at work. Herbal teas/tisanes provide balance. Unfiltered tap water heathen (it’s good here).

In terms of who I am, you could consider me a jill of all trades. Specialty is not my strength, as can be seen in the spread of my tea notes.

One thing I will always love is riding a bicycle.

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