Lemongrass and ginger form the base of some of my favourite Asian-inspired recipes. I’ve actually used one of my favourite recipe books in the images for this T2 Lemongrass and Ginger Tea Review. Check out The Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer if you haven’t already.
But I digress.
This is my full review of lemongrass and ginger tea by T2. It’s a really simple but lovely herbal tea with quite a punch! Discover the ingredients, how best to brew it, and where to buy it here.
Lemongrass and Ginger Tea Bags at a Glance
Full Review – T2 Lemongrass and Ginger Tea
- Type: Tagged pyramid mesh sachets
- Ingredients: Lemongrass, ginger
- Health Benefits: Reduce inflammation, treat nausea and digestive inflammation
- Flavour Notes: Bright, refreshing, lemongrass, gentle warmth
- Aroma: Musty, sweet, Thai, strong lemongrass, bitter
- Milk or Lemon: Honey, if desired
- Where to Buy: T2 UK or Amazon
Lemongrass and ginger are hardly subtle ingredients, so from the very start I was expecting a tea that delivers quite a punch! Well, it didn’t quite turn out that way.
The initial aroma is musty and very sweet, with Thai vibes. The ginger isn’t fiery at all – usually when you take a big sniff of ginger, it makes you sneeze or tingle at the very least. I didn’t get that with this tea though.
It brews into a very pale-yellow colour that looks under-brewed. But don’t be fooled! Although pale, the aroma and flavour can get very strong when brewed for too long.
Brewed correctly (instructions below) it is a lemongrass-dominated tea. It has a sweet and refreshing flavour that’s very bright from the first sip. The ginger makes an appearance in the aftertaste, leaving a warm sensation on your tongue. Unlike many ginger teas, this one doesn’t catch in your throat.
Overall, it’s quite pleasant but I thought it could do with some more ginger to bring a bit more balance to the sweet and bright lemongrass.
How to Brew Ginger Lemongrass Tea
Use 100°C water, as this is a caffeine-free herbal tisane. T2 recommended 3 to 5 minutes, and I agree with that. 3 minutes is about right for me.
It’s vital that you don’t judge this tea on its colour. Even with super long brew times, it doesn’t get any darker than a pale-yellow shade. Instead, judge whether the tea is ready by smell or taking tiny sips.
Try a drop of honey if you want to increase the sweetness, otherwise, enjoy this tea with a creamy dessert or just to relax in the evenings.
Why T2 Tea Bags?
I really like the quality of this tea. The lemongrass pieces are at least 1cm long each and the ginger chunks are large too. There’s just something nice about seeing the larger pieces compared to the finely chopped herb dust you find in cheaper tea bags.
It’s available in pyramid tea bags or loose leaf, with refill options so you don’t have to order a new tea caddy every time you restock.
Lemongrass and Ginger Health Benefits
All too often I find a nice herbal tea that’s actually over 50% stuffed with hibiscus, apple or another ingredient to bulk it out. It’s nice that T2 Lemongrass & Ginger Tea only contains the two main ingredients, so you’re getting as many nutrients from lemongrass and ginger as possible.
- Lemongrass – could soothe anxiety, reduce pain, and prevent disease/inflammation with antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects, according to Healthline.
- Ginger – the ultimate anti-inflammatory ingredient that erases nausea and improves digestion.
Together, this is a great tea for reducing gas, bloating and digestive problems. It’s also quite soothing and refreshing, so I’d recommend it as a cold/flu tea as well (although the classic lemon, ginger and honey tea will probably be better for that).
This is a very pleasant tea that’s bright, fresh and tasty. If you’re usually put off by ginger heavy teas, this one will gently change your mind. Of course, if you want to up the ginger, you can also add some fresh ginger spices to brew with the tea bag.
Check the current price of T2 Lemongrass and Ginger on Amazon using the link above, or find it on the official T2 UK website with the button below.
For another refreshing tea with more juiciness than spice, I recommend reading my review of Teekanne Fresh Orange tea. It’s popular across Europe and has a really pleasant flavour. You can brew it very easily too!