Lemon Blue Green from Mad Hat . . . . . .

This alone got me through all my presentations for finals week.

The mix of rooibos and MeiLu green tea means a naturally sweeter cup with lower caffeine. I make it both hot and iced depending on the weather. I do have a lot more fun smashing the dehydrated berries after they’re heated though, and watching the indigo lines swirl into my peach colored brew. This tea also has a great resteep value, hot and iced, although I seemed to get more hot brews.

It looks like there is a lot of lemongrass in the dry mix, but my first impression of the infusion is the inviting berry scent. It tastes like a summer shandy, crisp and fruity. It leaves my mouth feeling refreshed with a mellow lemon aftertaste – aha that’s where it went!

Yep, now I’m seriously considering brewing this in beer later this summer.

I’m all about supporting local Pacific NorthWest businesses and This company is literally right up the street from my school, so win-win!

The Mad Hat Tea Shop is celebrating their 10th anniversary right now, as if you needed another excuse to visit.

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Rooibos/Green Tea

Where to Buy:  Mad Hat Tea


We don’t know who came up with this one, but we are glad they did. Blueberry and Lemongrass taste amazing together and with the backbone of Mei Lu Green you have a terrific cup of Tea. The Rooibos gives it a richness that rounds it out nicely. Besides, how many times do you have the opportunity to taste Blueberries and Lemongrass. You’re welcome.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!




My favorite type of tea is always changing, like a typical Gemini. When I was a teenager, my native Washington Starbucks coffee was forbidden, but I occasionally snuck in a chai latte and black teas have always been my go-to morning drink when I want to feel feisty. I haven't found an Earl Grey that suits me, but fortunately my BFFL's "cup of tea" is the exact opposite of my favorites.

As an adult, I spent 3 years living in China and Japan where I learned about green, white, oolong, and pu'er teas origins. I was even prescribed traditional medicinal teas while I was there and that's a taste you don't soon forget! But it didn't scare me away from herbals - I really like cold brewing rooibos and tisanes now because I can share them with my toddler.

I am back in school to become a geologist and eventually will work in sustainable agriculture to ensure the teas I love are always in bloom 😉 but those textbooks can be difficult to get through without a strong cuppa. When I'm not studying, I love pairing my teas with salted caramel macaroons or having existential chats with my dad.

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