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CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Green tea and ginger pressed together to regenerate and recharge. Ginger, known for restorative properties offers a bit of a bite.
INGREDIENTS: Green tea*, Ginger pieces*. *Organic Certified Organic by Pro-Cert Organic Systems (Organic Equivalency with COR, NOP, EU, JAS)
REGION(S): Zhejiang Province
GROWING ALTITUDES: 1500 - 4500 feet above sea level
GRADE(S): Artisan Handcrafted
MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): Compressed tea - Silk Road traditional style
ARTISANAL NOTES: Small batch blended and packed in Canada at The Metropolitan Tea Company.
INFUSION: Pale green with yellow hints
Since time immemorial people around the world have looked to ginger root as a means of soothing and regulating functions in the body. The ancient Greeks, known for eating large heavy meals of mutton, discovered that eating pieces of ginger wrapped in bread helped the body digest. (Interestingly, this is the origin of gingerbread cookies.) Farther East, in ancient China, seafaring merchants and naval personnel customarily chewed ginger to ward of seasickness, finding that the root restored equilibrium in the body. On the sub-continent in India, traditional ayurvedic texts recommended therapeutic uses for ginger ranging from easing joint pain and motion sickness to helping the body better absorb food nutrients. An ancient ayurvedic sutra, or verse, even goes so far as to assert that everyone should eat fresh ginger before all meals to aid digestion. In Japan, the tradition of eating ginger with every meal continues into the present day. (Think of the last time you ate sushi. That bright pink, extremely strong tasting stuff on the side of the plate - that's ginger.) The Japanese believe that the natural properties of the root serve to detoxify the body of any possible toxins that may be present in food.

Now, speaking of the taste, if you've ever eaten raw ginger, you'll know that its exceptionally pointed spicy character isn't for everyone. So, how can one enjoy the purported health benefits of the root if the raw version is too strong for them? By enjoying a delicious cup of Andra Detox Ginger organic tea. What's more, these compact little tea discs deliver the goodness of ginger alongside the antioxidants and cancer fighting polyphenols naturally present in green tea. We like to think of it as win-win. So, how does the spicy profile of ginger translate in the cup? Beautifully. When infused, the compressed disc slowly breaks apart exposing excellently graded full green leaves offering notes of grass and light honey softly layered by pleasing hints of ginger and subtle notes of pepper. A highly quaffable cup perfectly suited to Asian cuisine, before, during or after meals. Give your body a detoxifying boost today.