Review: Stash Triple Ginseng Loose Tea

Stash Tea was kind enough to send us samples of their teas for fall to review.* Thank you!

Overall Rating:

Taste: 5 of 5 leaves: Outstanding! A MUST try.
Steepability: 3 of 5 — This tea is a bit delicate (this rating was given because this is a loose tea and requires an infuser of some sort).

Abby says:

Temperature: @200 (boiling point)
Steeped: 3 minutes, loose in a teapot
Served: Nothing added

For many years I have loved Stash and the wonderful variety of tea they have to offer, so I was excited to try their Triple Ginseng tea.  It is not a new tea for Stash, but it is new to me.  I fell in love with this tea after opening the package and smelling the dry ginseng mixed with lemon and orange scents.  Then after steeping it, I fell in love again, with the beautiful and pale yellow color that paired so well with the light lemony notes in the smell and taste.  Speaking of taste, upon the first sip I took, I fell in love one more time, with the energizing bright and somehow subtle flavor.

The ginseng root and citrus pairing is unusual, but works perfectly. I can tell you right now, that this is sure to become one of my staples and because there is no caffeine I can drink it whenever!  It would be a great choice for people looking for something a little different and for people looking for a little energy boost without having to worry about caffeine jitters.

Taste: 5 of 5 leaves: Outstanding! A MUST try.
Steepability: 3 of 5 — This tea is a bit delicate (this rating was given because this is a loose tea and requires an infuser of some sort).

Katie says:

Temperature: @200 (boiling point)
Steeped: 3 minutes, in tea ball
Served: Nothing added

It’s true. Abby & I have loved stash tea since college when we bought ourselves (along with our other 6 housemates) a huge tea sampler for Christmas. So I was thrilled when they reached out to us so we could try some fall teas. This tea, however, was somewhat funny. I’m not going to lie. I opened up the bag and thought…why am I looking at a bag of hay? Delicious-smelling hay, but that IS what it looked like. Well tea-loving friends, look past the strange appearance of this herbal infusion.  Side note: learn more about the term herbal infusion. This isn’t actually tea at all, but pure ginseng, and contains none of the tea bush. It is great for the times that you’re looking for a truly caffiene-free option. This makes the perfect tea for after-dinner, time-to-relax, or even when you have an off-stomach. I could honestly just use it like potpourri. Sniff….mmmmm! Ok, on to the taste. You’ll be glad to know that it tastes as good as it smells. It has a fresh and clean taste without seeming medicinal. Most herbal tea, or herbal infusions, are very sweet from the fruit flavors. This one is a nice change for an herbal infusion that is different than the popular fruit teas. I highly recommend it!

Taste: 5 of 5 leaves: Outstanding! A MUST try.
Steepability: 3 of 5 — This tea is a bit delicate (this rating was given because this is a loose tea and requires an infuser of some sort).

And, because my sister-in-law tried this tea too we’ll let you know what she thinks:

Jillian says: From the minute that Katie opened the Stash Triple Ginseng in her kitchen, I had a feeling it was going to become a new favorite of mine. Not only is this blend exceptionally aromatic but it tastes just as good, if not better than it smells.  This was the perfect tea for us both to unwind with on the sofa after a long day of working and commuting. Its citrus flavor is great for warming on a chilly day, soothing a cold, or unwinding during the evening.  It’s the perfect tea to give you that added energy after work when it’s dark, without adding unnecessary caffeine to your diet.   Overall, I think this is a wonderful choice for any season, but is especially tasty as we head into winter and need a little reminder of citrus, sun, and warmth. 

*Please note that we are just as critical of free teas as the ones we purchase. If we get a sample we don’t like we won’t include it on our blog.

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3 responses to “Review: Stash Triple Ginseng Loose Tea

  1. I love Ginseng, it is so good for you!

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