Adagio Day 19 Gingerbread

Premium black tea from Sri Lanka flavored with sweet gingerbread. Both Gingerbread men and women agree: this unique tea is the perfect addition to any house (gingerbread or regular). A comforting old-world treat, delicious in any season. Warm and cozy, perfect sweetened or not.

Black Tea | High caffeine | Steep at 212° for 3 minutes.

Ingredients & Lore: Blended With Black Tea, Natural Gingerbread Flavor, Cinnamon, Orange & Ginger

Americans may like Asian foods with a hit of ginger root but we LOVE it sweetened in cookies, cakes, tea breads, and pies (pumpkin, anyone?) Can you imagine the holidays without gingerbread cookies or a decorated gingerbread house? Ginger is available fresh in its root form in the produce market (make sure to smell it for its shape is similar to ginseng and the more orangey turmeric)! You can also buy it powdered or granulated for baking or cooking. The root itself can also be cooked and rolled in sugar for a spicy candy.

I’m going to kick this off with my random rant against gingerbread houses. You can’t eat them. You’ve touched them all over. You’ve likely licked your fingers and kept touching the hard cookies and the candies and the icing… *shudder* You probably did this as a fun project with children. Children who are not good at hygiene. I’m a mom and an aunt. I know kids. Ew.  Perhaps y’all will come around to my way of thinking after this pandemic and give up on your gross food art. 

Let’s question the ingredients… shall we? “Gingerbread Flavor” would be what exactly? Why not blend black tea with ginger root and spices. Maybe look for a natural molasses flavor? Who makes these decisions? 

Okay… again I’m delaying this cup. Let’s drink!

Smells sus. Like rooibos. 

Steeped it smells like black tea. Okay. Good. Maybe…

Thank GOD it doesn’t taste like it smelled dry. 

The black tea is good. Not dry or bitter. The flavouring is there, but not overpowering. It doesn’t quite smell like molasses and ginger. In normal times I make soft gingerbread cookies and gingerbread loaves. The best parts are the dark molasses and the freshly grated ginger root. And I like to add a dash of black pepper. 

I have to say this tea is nice. I’m giving it 4 out of 5 iced, soft gingerbread cookies. 

hello, I’d like a cup of tea, please

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