Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Della Terra Teas
This black tea has the wonderful, crisp taste of lemon with the spiciness of pepper! Our Lemon Pepper Mélange has a taste that will let you know that spring is on its way!
Ingredients: Black tea, lemon bits and flavor, red peppercorns, ginger pieces, orange peels, bits of apple, lemongrass and cinnamon
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Suggested brewing tips:
Serving Size: 1 level tsp./6oz serving
Water Temp: 210°F
Steep Time: 2- 3 minutes
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I won an ounce of Lemon Pepper Melange from Della Terra Teas on their Facebook page. If you do not follow Della Terra on Facebook I suggest that you do. They often run drawings for tea, and always post their most current sale there. Anyway, I was the lucky winner of this tea and I love it, not because it was free, but I really love it. So what is wrong with this picture? Well the fact is, it has lemongrass in it! Some of you may know how much I despise lemongrass. This is not a tea I would have ever paid for in a million years, so it is a good thing I won it because I would have been short changing myself from a stellar tea!
This tea is so perfect. The lemon is the obvious leading role in this blend but the pepper and spices give it a nice kick. Some of the spices in this tea remind me of a chai blend, while others a fruit tea blend. This would be delicious on the holidays, but I am thinking it will be an amazing tea to drink iced this summer too. This is so fresh, lemony without being sweetened, which is nice because the fruits give off the perfect amount of sweetness naturally. There are very nice spicy notes here too, and the pepper kick is the right amount. It tastes very fresh and is refreshing as well. A great morning or anytime tea.
You know, really the lemongrass does not bother me at all in this blend. I really do not notice it is there and trust me I have tried to find it! In a way, and this may sound bizarre, but I believe it is the lemongrass giving tea blend an almost bubble gum like flavor at the very end of the sip. Not that I have ever thought lemongrass, on its own, taste anything like bubble gum. But with all of the fruits, the spices, the black tea, somehow at the end of the sip I get this bubble gum type note that I really feel comes from the lemongrass. Maybe I just convinced myself of that. Anyway, for someone who has literally sworn off ALL lemongrass teas, Della Terra has opened my mind, my eyes, and my taste buds. I tell you what though, if anyone could do this it would be Della Terra as they have some of the most stellar tea blends.
Now I do not feel I will be trying every lemongrass blend I come across or anything, but Della Terra does have a few others I have skipped over that I think I will give a try now. Maybe in one of their Try Me packs.
Where To Buy: Fusion Tea Room
Green leaves, dark-red blossoms and bright fruits shine intensively. Truly a feast for the eyes. Thanks to some select, dried fruits and plants, this herb tea blend has a sweet taste and is very aromatic. In the background hibiscus and ginger softly unfold their typical characteristics. Fruity sweet and spicy fresh flavors ennoble this blend.
Ingredients: Apple pieces, rose hip peel, hibiscus, wild strawberry leaves, lemon myrtle, sweet blackberry leaves, flavoring, ginger pieces, strawberry slices.
This is VERY tasty and refreshing! It’s mostly strawberry with a small amount of ginger underneath. It’s not an artificial strawberry and I am very happy about that. It’s almost like water with fresh strawberries in it! If you can ‘picture that’. The other ingredients such as the apple, hibiscus, blackberry leaves, etc are all very mild but blend together nicely for the overall flavor. I enjoy this both hot and cold! A tasty cup any time of year!
Where To Buy: The Persimmon Tree
A delightful blend of masala chai spices, red rooibos and a hint of vanilla. Great with milk and/or sugar, and naturally caffeine free for an anytime treat.
Origin: South Africa (Rooibos)
Ingredients: Organic Rooibos Tea, Vanilla Flavoring, Ginger Pieces, Cinnamon Pieces, Cardamom, Clove, Orange Pieces
Characteristics:Bold, Organic, Caffeine-Free
Flavors: Spicy, Sweet
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The ingredients are large and bold and it infuses to a lighter brown. I enjoy this one both hot and cold! This has a WONDERFUL Vanilla aroma with a buttery hint followed by an array of spices.
The taste is remarkable. It’s sweet and there is spice but I think more sweet than spice. The vanilla is wonderfully intense and creamy-sweet. The orange comes out to play the more it cools.
This is one awesome offering from Persimmon Tree Tea Company!
Where To Buy: Boston Tea Co
|DETAILED DESCRIPTION: Spice up your cup with fragrant Asian ginger and the sweet essences of juicy peaches and apricots, that blend beautifully with our premium Chinese black tea. Take a peek at the delectable mix of our fabulous full-leaf black tea in our clear-topped copper tin!|
|CONTAINS: 140g (4.9oz) of Finest Grade Black Tea|
|SERVINGS PER CONTAINER: Servings per container approximately 60-80 cups of tea (Note: One serving of Full-Leaf Tea can be brewed multiple times.)|
|HEALTH: Rich in antioxidants, including flavonoids, ie: catechins and polyphenols, these substances found in tea provide many health benefits, such as: prevents tooth decay, lowers cholesterol and assists in preventing heart attacks.|
|Boston Tea’s loose leaf tea reflects the passion projected in our company’s motto: ‘Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Tea.’ Our full leaf tea embodies natural beauty, rich aromas and the finest quality that our worldly master tea blenders ardently seek. Found in the lush plantations of Sri Lanka and mountainous regions of India and China, Boston Tea blends its tea to create the heartiest, strongest and most flavorful cup.|
|Double your tea-drinking pleasure; try any of these flavors hot or iced!|
|Gluten Free: Yes|
|Kosher: Star K|
|Ingredients: Ingredients: Chinese black tea, Ginger Pieces, Peach Pieces, Apricot Pieces, and Natural Ginger-Peach Flavor|
I LOVE Apricots and Peaches. I always have! As a matter of fact…when I was a toddler my mother used to buy me dehydrated apricots and I would eat them right out of the bag! I mean, what little kid voluntarily eats Apricots, eh!? It’s like I couldn’t get enough of them! I still like them to this day!
I also like Ginger in many things…mostly food. Usually I don’t gravitate to the Ginger Teas that I see right away because the ones I have had in the past are either “Too Much Ginger” that is overwhelms the rest of the ingredients or it’s “fake tasting”.
It seems I have struggled to find many Ginger Flavors that work with my palate…until NOW…
This Ginger, Peach, and Apricot Flavored Black Tea from Boston Tea Co is terrific!
Another description I found for this tea – in short – is listed on Steepster as:
Ginger bits, lush peaches and apricots blended with Chinese black tea and enhanced with natural ginger-peach flavor add up to a delightfully sweet-tart refresher.
That pretty much sums it up! My thoughts are that the Peach and Apricot seem to be pretty good friends in this flavored black tea. It seems to have the perfect amount of ginger for my liking!
So far…this is one of my favorites from Boston Tea Co.