This is the last of last Friday’s new teas!
Honestly, I think it’s about time that DT had a Lemon Ginger blend on the tea wall. Like, when was the last time we did!? That’s such a commercial profile though, and I know people have been asking for one for a long time. Hell, I don’t even like ginger very much but even I always keep a Lemon Ginger on hand for when I’m feeling under the weather!
On the spectrum of lemon ginger tea blends, this is one that I enjoy a lot. It’s not something that I love outside of that spectrum, but I’m also not really the type of person who drinks this flavour combination “for funsies”. It’s something I turn to when I feel under the weather and want comfort, and so I think this blend checks all of those boxes for me…
I personally feel like the lemon is stronger than the ginger, although both are present and pretty well balanced. I think the lemon comes off as very fresh and aromatic – and a bit zingy. I don’t know if this is a pro/con and under or overselling the blend but the lemon note kind of reminds me of really good, sweet and puckery home squeezed lemonade!? With the warmth and tickle of ginger root to offset the sweetness/tartness if the lemon, though! There’s also fennel/licorice root in the blend but to be honest I don’t really taste either – I think they do a good job of adding sweetness/body to the tea without imposing on the flavour of the blend, and there’s something to be said about the inclusion of licorice root from a functional angle, because if you are drinking this as a “sick tea” then licorice root is very soft and soothing on the throat.
I mentioned this briefly in my most recent tasting note for Ginger Honey/Ginger Crystals, but I prefer this blend to that one – which is another Lemon/Ginger type of flavour profile. I think, for me, the main differences are that there’s no lemongrass in this blend, which is an ingredient that I don’t prefer, and the lemon is more dominant here while in Ginger Honey the focus is more on the Ginger. Just a personal preference.
So overall, this is a thumbs up for me. Nice iced, good hot, best hot with honey.
Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts and feelings regarding the teas, and not the company’s.