“Ginger Beer” brings to mind a sweet fizzy drink with the burn of ginger.
However, this ginger tea from Davids Tea is mild with a gentle sweetness – good news for tea drinkers who don’t like the pungent spice of ginger. But for those who like more heat and flavor, this tea might not deliver the boldness you’re hoping for.
This tea is caffeine-free, and contains zero calories.
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MANUFACTURER’S DESCRIPTION OF PRODUCT
- “Sweet, spicy, refreshing”
- “…this tasty blend is our take on the classic soft drink”
- “Brew it strong and top up with sparkling water and a splash of vodka, for a twist on a Moscow Mule”
- ingredients are from USA
- mostly dried, unsweetened bits of ginger
- thin, orange flakes of safflower petals
- white raisins
- brown pieces of dried apple
HOW TO STEEP
Davids Tea recommends using 1.25 teaspoons of loose tea per 240 mL of 96 C water; steep for 4-7 minutes.
However, this tea review will cover two different steeping strengths so you can pick which one is best for you.
AROMA & FLAVOR
Steeped for 7 minutes using 1.25 teaspoons of loose tea per 240 mL:
- slight scent of ginger
- mild ginger flavor (no taste of apple or other ingredients)
- slight sweetness
- gentle burning sensation from the ginger
- burn sensation of ginger is more noticeable than the actual taste of ginger
- no artificial taste or off-putting flavors
- NOTE: this tea contains both natural and artificial flavoring
Steeped for 9 minutes using 2 teaspoons of loose tea per 240 mL:
- has slightly more aroma and ginger flavor than the weaker recipe
- sweetness is more noticeable (but still not really sweet)
- no apple flavor (simply tastes of ginger)
- much sweeter (perhaps too sweet)
- not much burning sensation in mouth from ginger
- increasing the steep time didn’t really make the tea much stronger
YOU MIGHT LIKE THIS DAVIDS TEA IF YOU:
- want a very mild ginger tea
- don’t like a strong burning sensation from ginger products
- like lightly sweetened tea
- want a tea with zero calories
- enjoy weaker teas
This ginger tea is very basic. It’s literally the flavor of mild ginger water (regardless of which steeping recipe you choose from above). However, despite containing artificial flavoring, it tastes natural, void of any chemical aftertaste.
I was hoping for a burst of hot ginger, perhaps mingled with some mild spice and the fruitiness of apple (apple is the first ingredient in this blend). However, this ginger beer tea was very low key. The safflower petals seem to be used only for color. Although there are lots of tiny ginger pieces in the loose tea, the bold taste of ginger doesn’t express itself when steeped.
I think this tea is best for those who like weaker, mild teas – and prefer just a pinch of ginger rather than a robust kick and burn.
ABOUT DAVIDS TEA
- in 2008, the first retail store opened in Toronto, Canada
- today, there are over 150 teas to choose from
- the Frequent Steeper loyalty program rewards customers with 1 point per $1 spent (100 points = free 50-g pouch of tea)
Apple, ginger, raisins, safflower petals, natural and artificial flavoring.
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