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Hello everyone and welcome back. Today we are going to be taking a look at a lesser-known herbal infusion blend.
Ashwagandha green tea(with a little ginger added in) is the focus and I want to give you an idea of what this interesting tea tastes like.
If you are just looking for a good tea blend that uses ashwagandha green tea as its base then check out Buddha Teas Organic Zenergy, it adds some additional flavors, like ginger, but still has a great green tea ashwagandha base flavor.
What Should Ginger Aswagandha Green Tea Taste Like?
I think the flavor profile of ashwagandha green tea with ginger is pretty complex. Someone to try and break it down into each of the individual ingredients and illuminate what they bring to this herbal infusion.
The ashwagandha root brings a very earthy flavor to The herbal infusion. This is probably going to be the flavor that most people are going to have the biggest problem with. It has almost a dirty flavor to it and is a pretty bitter tea to boot.
I think this is one of the major reasons why ashwagandha tea is not a really popular herbal infusion on its own even though it does offer some great health benefits. It’s just too much of a problem for people to drink because the flavor is so harsh at times.
It’s especially difficult to get someone who is new to herbal teas to drink and ashwagandha root tea and so that’s why we want to blend it with ginger and green tea to make it much more palatable.
Moving on to the ginger. This is where the flavor profile really starts to take shape. The thing about Ginger is that it brings a wonderful spicy peppery flavor that is really unique to Ginger and helps to smooth out the bitterness of the ashwagandha.
Ginger tea is an herbal infusion that blends with almost everything in really opens the herbal infusion up to a wider audience as most people are going to be familiar with the ginger flavor and it helps to subdue some of the earth Venus of the ashwagandha without completely removing the flavor of the ashwagandha root.
The Green Tea
The final flavor for the basic herbal infusion that we’re looking at today is the green tea. Now you can use any green to you want as the base of this herbal infusion.
I tend to use sencha green tea a lot because it is probably the most common green tea out there and has a nice grassy flavor with a little bit of natural sweetness.
Genmaicha is also a very popular green tea base for this type of herbal infusion. It does have a more Savory flavor because of the roasted rice in it but it is a fantastic option if you want to go that route.
As mentioned the green tea acts as the base of this herbal infusion. I would always urge people to use more green tea than you do of the other ingredients because you want that grassy naturally sweet flavor to really be at the Forefront of this particular herbal tea.
So to wrap up the flavor profile you can expect ashwagandha green tea with ginger to have an earthy grassy flavor that’s going to be a little bit more bitter than a traditional cup of green tea.
In addition to Ginger will give it a little bit of peppery spice and kick that will help smooth out a lot of the bitterness and help push the dirty flavor of the ashwagandha a little bit to the background without completely overwhelming it.
How To Make Ashwagandha Green Tea With Ginger
There are plenty of ways to make a cup of ashwagandha green tea with ginger. You can use fresh ingredients dried ingredients or even prepared package tea bags if you want.
I’m going to take a look at two pretty easy ways to make a cup of this herbal infusion but make sure you make it the way that is most convenient for you and the way that you enjoy it the most.
Convenient Teabag Ashwagandha Green Tea And Ginger
The most convenient way to make this herbal blend is to Simply get a teabag of each ingredient. Now you will have to Triple the amount of water that you use to make it if you go the tea bag route because typically one tea bag is good for about 8 to 10 oz of water. So with this method, you were going to be making multiple cups of this herbal infusion.
This is a great way to make it if you are serving it to more than one person or if you want to have a couple of cups when you decide to sit down to drink it.
You can typically find individual tea bags in quite a few places. My favorite place to pick these up is Buddha Teas. They have all these great flavors in wonderful bleach-free tea bags that end up tasting quite good in my opinion.
As for making the herbal tea try this
- Use Good Quality spring water
- Steep the 3 tea bags in 20-30 oz of water
- A temperature of 205°F/96°C Should do the trick
- I like to steep for around 5 minutes, but its typically a personal preference
- Steep covered and enjoy
All Loose-Leaf Ginger Ashwagandha Green Tea
Making a cup of loose leaf tea requires a little bit more work because you two have to measure out the individual ingredients and make sure you get the balance right for your taste.
If the balance is off you could have it swing towards the green tea or the ashwagandha tea if you overdo it with any of these ingredients.
Starwest Botanicals(*affiliate link) is typically my go-to shop for organic ingredients and they have great loose leaf ginger and ashwagandha root options. As well as some fine loose-leaf green teas for you to use as the base.
My DIY Ginger Ashwagandha Green Tea
- 2 Slices Of Fresh Ginger(or about a teaspoon of dried ginger)
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Ashwagandha Root
- 2 Teaspoons of Green Tea
- Boil the Ginger root with the water to great a ginger infusion
- Let the water cool to about 205°F/96°C
- Steep the two other ingredients in your ginger-infused water
- Cover and let it steep for about 5 minutes or to taste
You can adjust these measurements and ingredients anyway you want to give you the personalized cup of tea that you want.
The reason I do it like this is that I want to push the ashwagandha flavor to the background as much as possible without completely eliminating it from the flavor profile.
So I still get all the benefits of the ashwagandha root but without the bitter earthy flavor that is going to put a lot of people off when they try a cup of straight ashwagandha root tea.
The Ashwagandha Green Tea Finish
That brings us to the end of our look at ashwagandha green tea with a little bit of ginger added to it.
This is not an herbal infusion that is going to be high on a lot of people’s lists. But I think it’s something that is worth trying especially if you want to expand your horizons in your tea drinking repertoire.
I think it’s especially important to get your balance right with these ingredients and try to subdue the ashwagandha root as much as possible without completely taking it out of the equation.
It can be tricky at times and for some people taking the ashwagandha root flavor out of the herbal infusion is exactly what they’re looking for if that’s the case then feel free to adjust the balance until you reach that goal.
I hope everyone has a chance to check out this wonderful herbal tea and I thank you all for stopping by.
Looking for other great herbal infusion options, then check out Buddha Teas’ amazing selection of herbal teas.
That’s all I have for you today and I hope everyone has a wonderful day.