Having originated from the tropical rainforests of the Indian subcontinent and Southern Asia, ginger root was one of the very first spices that arrived in Europe from the Orient during the spice trade (along with turmeric, cardamom, pepper, and, yes, even opium.) The English colonists and the Spanish conquistadores brought ginger to regions that hadn’t known of the spice’s delightful qualities. The Americans, both North and South, as well as those living in the South Pacific and Caribbean, created new uses for ginger, including seduction (as an aphrodisiac), staving off illness, and, yes, even for magic spells (to bring wealth, love, and success). Today, India accounts for 30% of the world’s production of ginger, with China, Nepal, and Indonesia also contributing.
Ginger root is commonly known as just plain ol’ ginger. Ginger root is so named due to its rhizome, which is actually the root part of the plant. You may not know this, because all you ever see in the produce section is ginger’s root, but the plant ginger actually flowers! And, it’s really quite exotic!
Ginger grows in clusters, and due to its beauty, as well as its ability to thrive in warm climates, it is often planted as landscaping in subtropical regions.
- Well known to warm the system
- Famous for its ability to relieve nausea
- Has been shown to reduce inflammation in some conditions
- New studies are showing some remarkable findings; we suggest conducting your own research to learn more about this ancient, spicy powerhouse
The color of Buddha Teas Ginger Root Tea is expected: an earthy toned honey blonde, resembling the pealed ginger root itself. When you peer into your cup, preferably clear glass, you will see that the slightly opaque visual is the result of a milky-like residue, housing the spicy warming elements of this remarkable root. Buddha Teas Ginger Root Tea boasts a totally smooth, surprisingly mild yet intense warmth. Though as you sip this tea you might wonder where the ginger is, after swallowing you almost feel, rather than taste, the spicy comfort. This is a truly astonishing single ingredient tea suited for anyone who appreciates the tingly sensation and warming qualities of ginger.
Buddha Teas Ginger Root Tea needs a good boil and nice long steep to extract its full flavor and optimum benefits. If you prefer a milder cup, try a quick dunk, say 2-4 minutes. Those who like their ginger stronger might want to leave the bleach-free tea bag in for the duration. We like to cover our cups while steeping as well.