Aduna Lemon, Ginger and Baobab Defence Tea Review

Aduna Lemon, Ginger and Baobab Defence Tea Review

Whether you’ve got a cold or blocked nose from hay fever, Aduna Lemon Ginger and Baobab tea is designed to help you clear it out! This tea is packaged in Kenya and features baobab, an interesting fruit that grows from the baobab tree across mainland Africa, Madagascar, and Australia. This is actually the second baobab tea I’ve reviewed in a row here at Immortal Wordsmith. You can explore all my reviews through the Tea Review Index.

This review covers the flavour and drinking experience as well as ingredients and some tips on brewing on it. If you want to buy this tea to try for yourself, you can use my Amazon links below (and I may earn a little commission to help keep the blog running).

Aduna Lemon, Ginger and Baobab Tea at a Glance

Izzy's Rating
  • Blend: Lemongrass and ginger tea with baobab and natural flavourings
  • Flavour: Mellow lemongrass with hints of ginger

For a lemon and ginger tea, this brew is surprisingly mellow and calming. It has soft, calming herbal notes with lemony overtones and a touch of ginger fire. A perfect tea to drink hot or cold.

aduna defence herbal teabags

Full Review – Lemongrass, Ginger and Baobab Tea

Izzy's Rating
  • Type: Pyramid sachet teabag
  • Ingredients: Lemongrass, ginger, white hibiscus, baobab, natural lemon flavouring, lemon myrtle, lemon peel
  • Health Benefits: Boost immune system
  • Flavour Notes: Mellow lemongrass, fiery ginger, citrusy baobab
  • Aroma: Ginger, lemongrass, sour fruit, herbaceous, spicy, warm
  • Milk or Lemon: Honey, if desired
  • Where to Buy: Amazon

Lemon ginger tea is one of my favourites so I opened this packet from Aduna with glee. The initial smell coming from the teabags is certainly enticing, with notes of ginger, lemongrass and sour fruit (likely the baobab). There’s also an herbaceous note giving this tea more body. It’s complex and interesting.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t last.

The aroma once the tea has brewed is a warm and spicy mix of ginger and herbs – pleasant, but nothing special. The colour of the tea (not the most important detail but still worth noting) is a murky marigold yellow with lots of fibrous dust that settles to the bottom of your cup.

I enjoyed sipping Aduna Lemon, Ginger and Baobab a lot… but not because it was vibrant and strong. Contrarily, this tea is mellow with smooth lemongrass, hints of warm ginger, and a calming citrusy baobab edge. It’s a soothing treat for a gentle drinking experience.

How to Brew Lemongrass Herbal Tea

I always find that herbal teas do best when they are brewed long and hot. Aduna agrees! They recommend a five to seven minute brew time for this tea – just pop one tea sachet into your mug with 250ml of freshly boiled water. You can then pour it over ice if you feel like having an iced tea, this will make it super refreshing.

Many ginger teas, like Pukka Wild Apple & Cinnamon with Ginger, get overpowering with a long brew time. That’s not the case with Aduna Defence tea, so don’t worry about letting it steep on the side while you make an evening snack.

As this tea is totally caffeine-free, you can drink it at any time of day or night without screwing up your sleep schedule.

One last tip: add a swirl of honey if you like some extra sweetness in your tea. Just make sure you add it while the tea is hot, rather than after it has been iced.

Why Aduna Defence Tea?

Aduna is a new tea brand here at Immortal Wordsmith, so let me tell you a little bit about them. Andrew Hunt and Nick Salter founded Aduna in 2012, sharing a passion for baobab and how this ingredient can transform both your health and the African communities that grow and harvest it.

The range of Super Teas at Aduna all have a purpose – this tea is labelled Defence. Although it doesn’t outright say that it’s made to boost your immune system, most of my regular readers will know that the lemon and ginger combination is great for your natural defences. Ginger is naturally anti-inflammatory and lemon is a source of vitamins (including vitamin C).

lemongrass ginger herbal tea ingredients

The packaging is also great. The outer box is made of cardboard and the inner bag is compostable – likely a corn-based material that’s made to imitate plastic. The tea pyramids are biodegradable so put them in your food waste bin for commercial composting. I’m not entirely sure they can be composted at home.

Ingredients for this tea are all whole, using lemon myrtle, lemongrass and white hibiscus to boost the lemon, ginger and baobab. The only flavouring is lemon flavouring, and it’s natural rather than artificial.


Overall, this tea is well-made with natural ingredients and moderately eco-friendly packaging. I was pleasantly surprised by the mellow flavour and had no trouble whatsoever finishing my cup! Aduna was founded in London but they sell their teas in numerous countries around the world. I’ve found Aduna Lemon Ginger Baobab Defence tea on Amazon – hit the button below to track it down.

aduna herbal tea with kiwi

Tea Recommendation

If baobab intrigues you, then you have to try the other baobab tea I’ve reviewed here at Immortal Wordsmith: Twinings Peach & Orange with Citrusy Baobab. Like this Aduna tea, it comes in pyramid tea sachet format and relies on juicy, caffeine-free ingredients. If you know of any other baobab teas that I should try, leave a comment below and I’ll add it to my list of brews to review.

Isobel Moore

Isobel Moore is a quiet, quirky and creative “human bean” whose favourite pastime is curling up with a cuppa and a good book.

Over the past 5 years, her tea reviews at Immortal Wordsmith have helped thousands of readers choose vibrant tea blends and single origin selections from fine, organic, and responsible tea companies.

As a professional content writer with a qualification in digital marketing, Isobel has worked with market-leading tea brands around the globe to develop their content marketing campaigns and gain exposure. Her professional portfolio can be found on Upwork.

Besides a deep-rooted passion for tea, Isobel writes on topics ranging from food and travel to wellness and literature.

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