Spot of Tea: Village Tea Company Lemon Ginger Green Tea


[Photograph: Jessica Leibowitz]

Ginger root dominates over the delicate green tea in this blend, so if you're not a fan of the spicy stuff, skip this one. If you are, though, this is a nice example of warming ginger brightened with lemongrass. It's definitely herbal from the lemongrass and lemon myrtle, and it's a bit grassy-tasting, but not bitter. It will likely calm your stomach after a big meal.

We liked this tea over ice, too, though we were tempted to add a dollop of honey. The ginger flavor would also be excellent mixed half-and-half with lemonade.

Around $10 for 16 sachets, also available as loose leaf tea. Sample provided for review.