The origins of our Lemongrass & Ginger herbal blend envelopes
Zesty lemongrass, warming ginger and aromatic liquorice root: there's so much going on in this soothing yet supremely zesty tea! Invigorating and uplifting, our Great Taste Awards-winning Lemongrass & Ginger blend taps into the ancient tradition of making tisanes, combining lemongrass tea with ginger tea, ingredients that have been used for centuries in a wide variety of healthy teas.
Citrus notes dominate this luxury loose-leaf herbal tea, thanks to the inclusion of lemongrass and lemon peel, with sliced ginger pieces and a touch of black pepper adding a spicy note. Mixed with soothing peppermint and liquorice for subtle natural sweetness, you get a naturally caffeine-free tea that's perfect for any season or time of day, and equally delicious served hot or cold.
Regardless of when you drink it, the best way to enjoy the pastel-coloured greens, yellows and oranges of this pretty herbal blend is by brewing them in a beautiful pitcher, teapot or individual cup made of robust borosilicate glass with boiling water.
The health benefits of Lemongrass & Ginger tea
High in antioxidants and with powerful pro-digestion properties, our Lemongrass & Ginger herbal blend is a wellness tea that will see you through whatever the year has to throw at you. The side effects of drinking Ginger root has been shown to help fight viruses and help ease the symptoms of coughs and colds, making it a staple of flu season, while liquorice root has been found to support the health of the upper respiratory tract.
Lemongrass, ginger and peppermint are all associated with helping to ease digestive issues – ginger is often used as a panacea for nausea and morning sickness, in particular, while studies of lemongrass have shown it to be beneficial in protecting the stomach lining and, as a natural diuretic, to prevent bloating. In addition, the citral in lemongrass has been shown to have antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, while ginger's anti-inflammatory qualities have been studied for their efficacy against osteoarthritis.
Alternatives to Lemongrass & Ginger tea
If you're looking for more caffeine-free options, our Whole Chamomile Blossoms, rich in floral, apple-like qualities, is both calming and refreshing, while our highly aromatic Peppermint Leaves herbal tea will help soothe your stomach after eating and reawaken your senses. For a nutritionally packed tea that's also light enough to be served after dinner, try our mild, aromatic Turmeric Spice. Looking for a gift? A caddy of simple but beautifully fragrant Whole Rose Buds makes an elegant package to send to a loved one.
Browse our Teaware section for a range of stunning individual infusers and teapots made from borosilicate glass. For the full range of The Tea Makers of London herbal teas, visit our Tea Shop