As the October days roll on, crisp air and chilly winds have become the norm. While September might have provided you with a bit of a weather challenge, October is firmly Autumn. It is around this time of year that I find myself tending towards teas with more warming flavours and ginger is top among these. Its spicy bite and ability to work as both sweet and savoury makes it a favourite flavour of mine, and an autumn staple. There are numerous delicious options for ginger teas out there, but here are five that you might want to try this season:
1 Ginger Herbal Infusion: Just ginger—yum! Ginger is so good that sometimes you don’t need anything else. It is delicious as is, or with added honey for a sweeter cup. Pure ginger infusion is a traditional beverage in countries including Korea, China, Japan, and the Philippines, and is easy to make yourself, but also common in stores.
2 Ginger Black Tea: This is a perfect morning choice if you are looking for the ginger flavour but want to have something with a bit of caffeine. This version uses Ceylon tea from Sri Lanka with natural ginger flavour.
3 Harney & Sons Green Tea with Coconut, Ginger, and Vanilla: This blend is a lovely combination of flavours, especially if you are looking for a ginger tea that is a little lighter than those with a black base or heavy chai spices. It is inspired by Thai flavours, and also has a hint of lemongrass—perfect for transitioning into autumn. Unfortunately, Harney & Sons only sell this blend in sachet form, not loose…but at least it’s not teabags!
4 Peach and Ginger Black Tea: This is another classic combination—and it is classic for a reason! The peach helps make the ginger more of a sweet than a savoury flavour, and if you like fruity teas, this is a blend you might enjoy. Again, this combination of flavours is featured by many tea companies, so should not be too difficult to find if it has caught your fancy.
5 Ginger White Tea: Combining ginger with white tea makes for the perfect pot on a nippy
October day. Due to the negligible caffeine in white tea, this would be an especially good choice at bedtime. I also go for a ginger white tea when I’m in need of a calming, yet warming, cup.
There are many more ginger teas out there, and hopefully those ideas will inspire you to bring some ginger into your teatimes this October. Happy ginger tea drinking!
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