Soooo much ginger!
So this is clearly the T Kettle take on “Super Ginger” and, let me tell you, it shows. I can’t drink Super Ginger because it’s too much hot/spicy ginger for me and the same is definitely true of this blend – it’s got the same almost volatile hot and spicy ginger note that feels like static on your tongue, but this time boosted with the addition of chili pepper. There’s totally a customer for this level of ginger, but damn is it not me!
The thing that I find weird about the blend, though, is that it’s pretty similar to T Kettle’s “Gingerbread Cookie” blend – like, definitely the same style of ginger flavour. So, I’m not totally sure I understand the point of having both!? I guess my assumption was that they were going for sweeter and more seasonal with the Gingerbread Cookie but I just read the copy writing for this tea on their website and they also are describing this one as a ginger cookie with a slight holiday spin to it.
It’s a bit confusing to me, but honestly the tea is fine – it’s just SO MUCH ginger and that’s a flavour I’m not into…