Ginseng Matcha Green

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Ginger Root, Ginseng, Lemongrass, Licorice Root, Matcha Powder, Sencha, Tulsi Leaf
Flavors
Citrusy, Freshly Cut Grass, Ginger, Green, Lemongrass, Citrus, Licorice, Summer
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Caffeine
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Certification
Fair Trade, Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by dreamloomer
Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 oz / 250 ml

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  • “Pukka Days of Christmas#12 This is the last of the teas included in the Pukka advent calender. It was far better than what I had feared (not too fond of ginseng, and very fussy about green teas in...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I used to have Ginseng Tea(or I might actually still have a bit left, but not much), that was just tea and ginseng. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find that anymore. So I thought I’d buy this,...” Read full tasting note
  • “Fresh aroma, with lemongrass, ginseng and ginger. The taste is obviously dominated by the base green sencha tea, with hints of licorice, lemongrass and ginseng. Very refreshing. But I think that...” Read full tasting note
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Organic whole leaf green tea with a zip of red ginseng and pure matcha tea.

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Pukka Days of Christmas#12

This is the last of the teas included in the Pukka advent calender. It was far better than what I had feared (not too fond of ginseng, and very fussy about green teas in general as well), refreshing in a way (quite strange for teas in an advent calender, I think), but I must repeat here as well that using matcha for a blend that includes only 2% of it is a huge abuse of the name!
Lemongrass especially and ginger dominate on a very enjoyable sencha green tea base, which gives it a refreshing citrusy touch. I can even imagine taking this blend more often, for it´s very easy to have. And this makes it a nice end of the tasting of the 24 teas in this calender.

Flavors: Citrusy, Freshly Cut Grass, Ginger, Green, Lemongrass

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 45 sec 1 g 8 OZ / 250 ML
ashmanra

Ilse, I just have to say your life fascinates me with the places you have lived! It seems so exotic to this bumpkin!

Ilse Wouters

ashmanra, I “only” lived in 4 different countries in Europe, and now in Spain since already 2006, so nothing in comparison to real globetrotters ;-) The most important thing is to find a spot to call your own, and allowing you to be yourself…that´s at least what I think about it. A good thing I grew up in times w/o social networks, as it must be really hard to feel great and not feel impressed/jealous/pissed off ;-) when seeing what some “friends” might post on their wall LOL

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I used to have Ginseng Tea(or I might actually still have a bit left, but not much), that was just tea and ginseng. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find that anymore. So I thought I’d buy this, because it’s tea with ginseng, and it’s also organic, so I thought, hey, upside is I get an upgrade … except that upgrade isn’t available in stores. Organic supermarkets have mostly thrown out Pukka, probably because it was bought up by Unilever. In theory it’s supposed to be available at Rossmann, but in practice they don’t have this one. Apparently the only place to buy this is on Amazon Marketplace. I tried to find an organic Ginseng Tea, but no luck. Non-organic ones are available, but not from anywhere that I would have felt confident buying from. So I bought this, even though it seemed ridiculous to buy a bagged tea on Amazon Marketplace.

And now that I’ve had it? Meh. It doesn’t taste bad, but the Ginseng Tea was way better. Suppose it’s my own fault for being an idiot and forgetting to check the ingredient list.
But I think I’ll end up buying ginseng so I can blend my own Ginseng Tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Fresh aroma, with lemongrass, ginseng and ginger.
The taste is obviously dominated by the base green sencha tea, with hints of licorice, lemongrass and ginseng. Very refreshing.
But I think that using “matcha” in the name, when matcha constitutes only 2% of this tea, is a serious abuse.

Flavors: Citrus, Ginger, Lemongrass, Licorice, Summer

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 OZ / 250 ML
Izzy

They do this a lot in their range. I tried their Elderberry & Echinacea tea recently, which has only 10% echinacea and 6% elderberry. I think they just cherry pick the most popular/best sounding ingredients to name the blend. It’s misleading, even if the tea does taste good :/

dreamloomer

Yes, I completely agree. Trendy ingredient plus obligatory licorice and ginger.
I’ve wanted to try more of their teas for a long time but I couldn’t persuade myself to buy them, because I was sure that finishing the box will take me ages. Fortunately I came across a drugstore with around 30+ Pukka teas on display, where I was able to freely choose 20 bags for the price of one box. And it was a great solution, because now I’m able to taste a lot of teas, some bland, some intriguing, and I don’t have to deal with the whole packaging.
My overall rating is positive so far, but none of the teas seems good enough to buy a separate box.

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