This Fair Trade Certified organic loose leaf tea combines the refreshing tartness of citrus fruits and the zing of ginger in an uplifting blend that is nicely complemented by the green tea base. This blend was revamped in fall of 2008 to utilize an even higher quality sencha-style organic Chinese tea and strike an even better balance of flavors. The bright yellow green infusion has a medium body and astringency. Like all of our tea blends, our Citrus Ginger Green uses only the highest quality organic green tea, essential oils and botanical ingredients, insuring an excellent cup every time!
Ingredients: organic Chinese green tea, organic orange peel, organic ginger root, organic calendula petals and natural orange and ginger flavors
Serving Size: one level teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water
Aubrey Says: I like our Citrus Ginger Green Tea because you can really taste the green tea flavor amidst the other elements of this blend.
Jeremy Says: Makes a knockout iced tea!
Posted by Gail on 22nd Apr 2015
I decided to try this tea because I love ginger and citrus and green tea. The idea of the three together sounds perfect. I had bought a similar tea from another tea company that had both the ginger and citrus notes and was very disappointed by the flavor which was very jarring. The Arbor tea has a lovely smooth blend of all three flavors that makes it beautiful! Will be another staple tea for me.
Posted by S. Nelson on 16th Jan 2013
I have to respectfully disagree with my fellow reviewers on this particular tea. I found the ginger to be a bit too much (it reminded me of the times I'd chew candied ginger when I was pregnant) and the citrus to be a little harsh and bitter. I generally love the teas I've tried from this site, but this particular blend was gifted to a coworker who enjoyed it.
Posted by Jen on 16th Jan 2013
This is an amazing tea. I am not usually a fan of ginger teas because the ones I've tried have such a strong ginger taste. This tea is the PERFECT balance of ginger, citrus and green tea. You really can taste each element. I can't get enough of it.
Posted by Mikey B on 25th Oct 2012
This tea is nothing but greatness! I wish I bought more and I will buy more! I have tried allot of Tea's from allot of companies and this Tea does it for me! I AM A FAN!!!!
Posted by Mihaela on 6th Mar 2010
This is the best green tea I ever tasted I can't wait to try the other flavors
Posted by Fred Cox on 17th Nov 2009
It is a balancing act to include enough ginger to get the full flavor but stop short of the medicated taste of too much ginger. They nailed it with this one - a sprightly green tea with just the right amount of ginger. The citrus bits add a gentle spice note. This one is just plain fun!
Posted by Bill Edwards on 19th Nov 2007
This is a tasty blend but I am looking for something with a bit more pronounced ginger. Aubrey is 'right on ' in saying that the green holds up. It is a nice delicate blending. As a nurse I am always on the prowl for a tea with enough ginger to soothe a ruffled stomach. This tea should be well received by the most timid of tummies but not enough ginger in it for true medicinal value.
We at Arbor Teas firmly believe that tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. With that being said, here are some recommendations to get you started, but please remember you can make adjustments based on your own personal taste.
There are three main considerations when brewing tea: quantity of tea, water temperature and steeping time.
Quantity of tea: one level teaspoon per 8 oz cup of water
Water temperature: use water that has been heated until bubbles begin to form on the bottom of the pot (180° F)
Steeping time: 2-3 minutes
Tip #1: Use fresh water whenever possible - water that has been sitting in your kettle overnight may impart a flat or stale taste to your tea. Be careful not to boil your water for too long. Over boiled water can sometimes impart an unwanted taste.
Tip #2: Keep in mind that brewing your tea for too long can extract undesirable bitterness from the leaves, so steeping time matters! For a stronger brew, don’t steep longer, just use more tea.
Learn more from our How To Guides on how to brew loose leaf tea, how to make iced tea, and how to make tea lattes. And don’t forget to check out our Eco-Brewing Tips, too!
There are five significant components found in all tea from the plant camellia sinensis: essential oils, which are the source of tea’s delicious flavor and aroma; polyphenols, which are antioxidants that provide the tea’s brisk flavor and many of its health benefits; phytonutrients, which are small amounts of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids including L-theanine (a very rare molecule that has been found in only three sources including camellia sinensis!) ; enzymes; and methylxanthines, which are a family of alkaloids that include caffeine. Each of these components work differently in the human body and a full description is best left to a medical journal. However, recent research exploring the potential health attributes of tea is leading many scientists to agree that tea, may contribute positively to a healthy lifestyle.
Some research comparing different types of tea has shown that the manufacturing process does affect the level of antioxidants present in the final tea leaf. According to a 2006 review of the beneficial effects of green tea in the Journal of American College of Nutrition, when comparing dry leaves, unoxidized green tea retains more antioxidants than black, oolong, or pu-erh. The catechin (or antioxidant) that displays the greatest increase in green tea when compared to the black, oolong and pu-erh is EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate). (Reference: "Beneficial Effects of Green Tea - A Review" Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Vol 25, No 2 (2006))
For a more in-depth discussion of Tea and Health Benefits check here.
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