Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Republic of Tea
Lively Limón – A blend of fine black tea from three Rainforest Alliance Certified™ tea gardens create a base with classic full-bodied flavor. Black Limón (dried lime from Guatemala) is added for a refreshingly tart, citrus accent.
Learn more about this tea here.
After having success with the Watermelon Mint Black Iced Tea from Republic of Tea, I decided to pick up another canister of these iced tea pouches from Republic of Tea the last time I visited Chuck’s Produce. The Limón Black Iced Tea was the most appealing of the flavors that they had available, so I grabbed a tin of it.
And I’m liking this a whole lot.
You might be wondering what a limón is. According to the description above (from Republic of Tea), a limón is a dried lime from Guatemala. The drying process seems to really bring out the tart notes of the lime, because this is a really tangy tasting tea.
I cold-brewed this in my half gallon pitcher filled with freshly filtered water, using 2 of the large tea pouches. After I finish off the first pitcher, I re-steep the pouches a second time using the hot brew method (brewing it in 1 quart of boiling water for 5 minutes, and then in a second quart of boiling water for 6 minutes.) The first half gallon (the cold-brewed preparation) is much more flavorful than the second, but both are very refreshing.
The brewed tea tastes a lot like … an Arnold Palmer! It tastes a lot like lemonade and black tea. It’s tart and tangy and citrus-y. It’s got a lot of citrus flavor. The black tea, in comparison, is a rather mild taste. But the glass of tea is very invigorating and refreshing and sure to knock out even the most powerful thirst.
I think I might like this better if the black tea flavor was a little stronger and the citrus notes were a little lighter. I like it as it is … but, as I said … I feel like I’m drinking an Arnold Palmer and not a flavored iced tea. An enjoyable iced tea.
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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