Ginger teas are so hit and miss. Get the timing wrong and you’re grimacing with every sip of earthy, fiery ginger tea. But get it right and you add so much depth and warmth to your tea. It really does become a hug in a mug.
Pure Leaf Ginger with Orange Blossom tea arrived in a huge box of teas from a friend in Canada. Luckily, Pure Leaf sell worldwide (as do Amazon), so you can easily try it for yourself no matter where you live.
Here’s my full review, so you know exactly what kind of tea you’ll be getting.
Pure Leaf Ginger and Orange Tea at a Glance
Full Review – Ginger Orange Blossom Tisane
- Type: Tea sachet
- Ingredients: Ginger, lemongrass, apple, linden flowers, orange leaves, orange blossom, orange peel, natural flavour
- Health Benefits: Soothe anxiety, remedy headaches and menstrual pain
- Flavour Notes: Light, herby, orange, floral, woody, warm ginger
- Aroma: Ginger spice, orange concentrate, herby, floral
- Milk or Lemon: Neither
- Where to Buy: Amazon
The plastic ‘jar’ that these tea sachets came in is foil sealed at the top, for freshness. The first aroma that you can detect is an orange concentrated note, like a juicy orange ice lolly. It’s a very strong orange smell, sticky and sweet. But it’s balanced well with notes of ginger spice. Any worries I had about the orange and ginger flavour combo have flown out of the window.
It brews into a bright orange tea, the colour of freshly peeled satsuma segments. The aroma swirling out of the cup is much herbier, with a hint of ginger warmth and a very delicate floral scent from the orange blossom.
Yum. Just, yum. From the first sip to the last, this tea was delicious and despite the bold ingredients it never becomes too much. It has a light, herbaceous body with deep woody notes. The warmth from the ginger is slight and gentle, heating your tongue but not catching in your throat. The highlight, however, is the delicate floral citrus notes.
Pure Leaf Ginger Orange Blossom tea is extremely soothing. I felt calm just from drinking it.
How to Brew Ginger with Orange Blossom Herbal Tea
I followed Pure Leaf’s instructions to brew 1 tea sachet in boiling water for 4 minutes. You could brew for far longer if you wanted – this tea is quite forgiving.
As for what to eat with it, I might be tempted to nibble on a ginger biscuit to increase the stomach-settling qualities of ginger tea.
Why Pure Leaf?
Besides the plastic use – I will try to reuse the jar but the fact that it is flimsy plastic is off-putting – I’m happy with buying from this brand.
Their teas are high-quality, and they have a range of sachet and loose leaf options. The ingredients aren’t just crumpled dust, you can see the flecks of dried ginger and orange and the pyramid style sachets offer plenty of space for them to infuse.
Although they don’t mention anything about these herbal ingredients being organic or Fairtrade, they do have a Rainforest Alliance certification on their caffeinated tea range.
Orange Blossom Health Benefits
Ginger has some fantastic health benefits from reducing inflammation to preventing nausea (read more about ginger health benefits in my Twinings Lemon and Ginger Tea review). But it’s orange blossom that I’m super excited about. It’s not used quite as often in caffeine-free tea blends as ginger is.
According to Mind Body Green, orange blossom is used as a folk remedy for headaches, menstrual pain and even anxiety. I’ve not been able to find a definitive, scientific study to back up these claims, but I certainly did experience a soothing, calmed feeling when I finished sipping my cup of Pure Leaf Ginger with Orange Blossom tea.
I’ll be using it alongside my favourite chamomile teas as evening soothers.
This is a delightful tea that even those that are wary of ginger will love. You can find it on Amazon in the jar I have, or individually wrapped packets.