Leaf Type: Green
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Before steeping this tea, I tried to smell something “lemony” in the tea. I couldn’t smell anything at all. No green tea, no lemon notes … nothing. I was a little worried that I’d have a flavorless tea here.
But, after steeping (175°F water for 2 minutes), the lemon emerges! Now, I’m smelling … well, what I’m smelling is reminiscent of lemon Pledge. Not something that I really want to drink, but, fortunately, I don’t think this tastes like lemon Pledge. At least, this isn’t what I’d imagine lemon Pledge to taste like. I’ve only used lemon Pledge to dust and polish my furniture, I haven’t consumed it internally.
It’s actually quite a pleasant aroma.
And the flavor is quite pleasant as well. The lemon notes are strong but do not overpower the sweet, lightly grassy green tea notes. The lemon is tart and tastes like lemon. It doesn’t taste like an artificial lemon flavor. It doesn’t taste like an overly sweetened version of lemon. It tastes like I squeezed a slice of lemon over my teacup. It’s a bright and energetic lemon note.
I preferred this particular tea hot. As it cools, some of the flavors wane a bit too much to my liking, I like that sunny, uplifting lemon note that I experience when this tea is hot.
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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