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Leaf Aroma:Lemon & citrus notesInfusion Aroma: Lemony, earthy
Infusion Color: Amber
Base Flavor: Lively lemon flavor
Infusion Strength: Medium Strong
A classic summertime drink, our lemon iced tea is a blend of premium black tea, sunflowers, Lemon Peel, and lemon essence. Unsweetened and delicious.
While black tea is in this blend is native to Sri Lanka, America is often credited with the invention of iced tea as we know it today. English and American cookbooks from the 1800s show that tea has been served cold since the early nineteenth century. The oldest recipes in print are made with green tea and not black tea and were called punches. The tea punches went by names such as Regent’s Punch, named after George IV. Iced tea’s popularity parallels the development of refrigeration such as the icebox (refrigerator), and the commercial manufacture of pure ice, which were in place by the middle of the nineteenth century.
Our friends at Shanti have done it AGAIN! They have taken me back to my childhood! Black Lemon Tea from Shanti is really wonderful! It reminds me of my Grandmother. She was the one who got me interested in tea. She was also the one who was with me day in and day out for the first 5 years of my life allowing both of my parents to work! I have the fondest memories of my “Grandma T”. One of the teas her and I consumed was black tea with a squeeze of lemon in it.
This Black Lemon Tea from Shanti reminds me of those times. But I will say this is BETTER tasting! We didn’t have the access to loose leaf back then like we do now. Regardless I will always treasure the memories!
The lemon in this tastes VERY genuine! If you are a lemon fan PLEASE try this! The Black tea is of medium strength but the highlight and yumminess definitely comes from the lemon! This is certainly one of the best naturally lemon flavored black teas I have ever tasted! Grandma would be proud!