INTU tea

Tea-rrific Tuesday: Ginger Ginger Tea

Ginger Ginger Tea
Type: Black tea
Leaves: Long, rolled black leaves mixed with ginger pieces and calendula and sunflower petals.
Liquor: Dark brown
Aroma: Ginger.
Flavor: Ginger with pleasant black tea flavors as well.
Body: Rich and sharp – in a nice way.
Caffeine Level: Low
Brewing Time: 3-5 minutes
Brewing Temperature: 212° F
Sold As: Loose leaf tea
Where To Buy: INTU Tea (I purchase mine at her stall at Eastern Market in Detroit.)
Rating: fivestar

I frequent a farmer’s market where INTU teas are sold and the proprietor, Mary Jones, is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. She is extremely pleasant and very helpful when it comes to selecting the perfect tea to suit your tastes. Her selection is fantastic and her teas have always been amazing. I’ve yet to drink one that I’d rate below four stars! But this is one of my favorites and one I probably would have overlooked if Ms. Jones wasn’t so enthusiastic about it and offered me a sample on a very, very cold winter day. And on those cold days in the building the market is in, tea is a welcome addition to my day. Ginger Ginger tea is rich and spicy with very strong notes of ginger. While I love that, it might be too much for some. Ms. Jones recommends brewing it with hot apple cider instead of water and that is one of the most delicious things I’ve had!

But, as it’s no longer chilly here in the frigid north, I decided to try it iced instead. And it was just as great! Iced teas are an abomination to some but I think I’m going to spend a lot of my summer trying out my favorites and seeing how well they hold up to being iced!

Do you have a favorite summer tea? I’d love to hear about it!