In terms of flavour pairings, lemon and ginger are a match made in heaven. Bright, citrusy lemon offers the perfect counterbalance to warm, spicy ginger — but that’s not the only reason lemon and ginger tea has become a fast favourite among tea lovers. These days, it’s all about lemon and ginger probiotic tea.
That’s right! Lemon and ginger tea is delicious, and when boosted with the right probiotics it can help support your digestion. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of Twinings Lemon and Ginger Probiotic Tea, with some interesting facts about key ingredients ginger and turmeric.
“With the perfect balance of flavour, aroma, and soothing support, our unique Lemon and Ginger Probiotic Tea blend pays homage to the traditional herbal tea of Asia.” - Stephen Twining, Master Blender & 10th Generation, Twining Family
Lemon Ginger Tea with Probiotics Benefits
Lemon and ginger tea is a powerhouse of support for your digestive system. Each of the ingredients has a specific action, and together they are the perfect combination to support healthy digestion. A primary benefit of our lemon and ginger probiotic tea is that it helps support good bacteria in your gut. If you’re confused by the idea of having bacteria in your gut, don’t worry.
Some types of bacteria are our friends because they are vital for optimal digestion. A healthy gut will contain more good bacteria than bad, so encouraging the growth of the good stuff helps your digestion by preventing the bad stuff from running the show. Consuming a daily probiotic to increase the good bacteria in your body has many potential benefits.
Is Lemon Ginger Tea a Probiotic?
Lemon and ginger tea alone is not a probiotic, though some ingredients (like the ginger and turmeric included in our blend) have been relied upon for centuries to aid digestive health. To create a probiotic tea, we carefully add quality probiotics to our already delicious lemon and ginger blend. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that assist in digestion. There are hundreds of types of probiotics, so when Twinings created our Superblends Lemon and Ginger Probiotic Tea, we knew we needed to choose the perfect strain to support gut health through a tea blend.
We chose GanedenBC30® because it is ideal for use in boiling water and is best suited to withstand the trip through your digestive system to activate in your body. Each cup of Twinings probiotic tea contains 250 million CFUs of probiotics.
Lemon Ginger Probiotic Tea Ingredient Spotlights
The ingredients included in our lemon and ginger probiotic tea have rich histories, with mentions of ginger and turmeric in particular having many modern and ancient herbal or holistic medicinal uses.
The flavour of lemon is loved for its refreshing sweetness and zesty, citrusy taste. These delicious fruits are grown on small trees in the plant family Rutaceae. Citric acid may amount to 5% or more by weight of the lemon’s juice, which is also rich in Vitamin C. We know the lemon was introduced into Spain and North Africa sometime between 1000-1200 C.E. before it made its way through Europe. By 1494, the fruit was being shipped largely to England — the perfect place to find its way into tea.
Ginger is a member of the spicy plant family Zingiberaceae, which also includes turmeric and cardamom. Its spicy aroma comes primarily from the ketone gingerol. Mentions of ginger date back over 3000 years, and it is believed to have been referred to in Sanskrit texts as “horn root.” You’ll find ginger in systems of herbal medicine all around the world, even though it is a tropical plant at heart. One of the fun traits of ginger is that it can be used in a variety of formats, and you can even consider sweetening your lemon ginger probiotic tea with a piece of candied ginger or some spicy ginger syrup. It has also been used in Asian systems of medicine for over 2000 years. The flavour is peppery and slightly sweet, with a strong and spicy aroma.
Another member of Zingiberaceae, turmeric is a product of an herbaceous perennial called Curcuma longa, of which there are at least 133 related species worldwide. You can usually tell when there is turmeric in a food or medicine preparation because it imparts a bright yellow colour.
“Turmeric has been explored in modern research, as well as used traditionally for a wide variety of health conditions,” says Twinings Herbalist Bevin Clare. “Almost everyone could benefit from adding it to their lives and their cups.”
Mentions of turmeric date back nearly 4000 years, with records showing it was often used in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine. For example, Susruta’s Ayurvedic Compendium, which dates back to 250 B.C., recommends an ointment containing turmeric.
Alternative Probiotic Flavours: Peppermint and Fennel, English Breakfast Tea
The taste of mint brightens your day and is a favourite among traditional herbalists. Twinings Superblends Probiotics Peppermint and Fennel pairs peppermint and spearmint with the sweet bite of fennel seed. Mint and fennel have been used for hundreds of years to support optimal digestion, especially to help with gas and bloating. The more sweet and gentle flavour of fennel and mint may appeal to children and those who find ginger a bit spicy. Not only is it delicious, but the added probiotics can help support your digestive system with every cup.
Twinings Superblends Probiotics English Breakfast offers the same gut health benefits in our traditional (and beloved) black tea. To create this well-balanced blend, we select some of the finest black teas, each with its own unique characteristics. Tea from Kenya provides the briskness and coppery red colour, while Assam gives full body and flavour. The robustness from these regions is complemented by softer teas from other regions.
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Support Your Digestive System with Twinings Lemon and Ginger Probiotic Tea
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