Nothing excites me more than doing a tea review. Well, maybe one thing. When I am reviewing a tea that I have never heard, seen, or tasted before, that gets me very excited. And that is exactly what I am doing for you guys today! For this post, I will be reviewing a Red Date Ginger Tea from the Red Root Shop.
Red Date Ginger Tea
This tea intrigued me from the moment I laid my eyes on it. It is not like most teas that I review (where the teas are in tea bags or loose leaf style). It is in a melt form where you add hot water (I did near boiling) and then just stir until the entire tea melt is dissolved. Easy enough right?
If you love ginger, this is definitely the tea for you. If you are not a fan of ginger, I would probably find a tea that is a little less strong…or pour more water to dilute it a bit. I made this tea in a normal 8 oz mug, and it was very strong but I loved the ginger taste. It is one of those teas where you just know that you are really helping your body when drinking it. When I tried this, I had a small tingle/sore throat. However, after drinking this, honestly, I felt so healthy and renewed.
Usually, I am not the largest fan of sweetened tea. Due to the brown sugar, this tea tastes very gingery and slightly sweetened. However, I thought it complemented the spiciness of the ginger.
I let my brother-in-law try one as well, and he was actually obsessed. My sister tried it and it was too strong for her, but my brother-in-law said it was better than almost all other ginger teas that he has tried. I am pretty sure he is going to go and buy some right away.
One odd thing about the tea that surprised me was the remnants of ginger and beet that floated around the cup. It had confused me at first and I sat there stirring, stirring, stirring away, thinking that it was a stubborn piece that was not dissolving. I did not mind the extra tiny pieces floating around, but it did not add anything to my experience either. I love finding new caffeine-free teas to drink, I feel like I open my tea drawer and it is overwhelmingly caffeinated black tea. So, I am very happy to add this to my collection.
Ingredients: Red dates, ginger, longan and brown sugar
Analyzation of the Price:
Unlike tea sachets, I imagine there is a lot of additional work that goes on to put this tea together. That is why I am going to forgive this tea for being slightly more expensive. I also forgive it because it is extremely tasty and I would easily buy this tea after I finish what I have. The normal price is $16 for 12 melt pieces, but currently, they are on sale for $12. (Must be a 4th of July sale maybe?) They also have a deal where if you spend $20 you get free shipping in the US and spend $50 you get free shipping in Canada. FOr the US, I would consider that a good deal since that would just be buying two bags. All in all, I would consider this tea worth its price. Especially if you love unique, specialty teas.
This tea can be bought through the links in this post or heading over to my new “Sip & Shop” page. Either way, you will get navigated to the correct page where you can indulge in some ginger love!
Analyzation of the Ingredients:
Red Dates: This power food is full of yummy benefits. They contain the following compounds: flavonoids, saponins (which acts as a natural sedative) and polysaccharides. They also contain loads of Vitamins and Minerals: A, B1, B2, protein, calcium, phosphorous, iron, and magnesium. One of the most important benefits of red dates is that they help stimulate the production of white blood cells which helps the liver. Red dates also aid digestion.
Ginger: Ginger is especially healthy for your body! It has a bioactive compound called Gingerol that has anti-inflammatory properties. If you struggle with nausea, ginger is a very effective remedy for that. It also can help your digestive system.
Longan: Are you ready to have some energy?? Longan fruit is known as an energy enhancer. The fruit contains large amounts of Vitamin C (healthy bones, blood vessels, and skin) and antioxidants. Longan is also mineral rich and contains iron, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium.
Another tea review in the books! I really love doing these and am so thankful for the opportunity to do these so often. Do you guys like ginger tea? What is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!! Happy Brewing!!