Lemon Poundcake Oolong from David’s Tea. . . . .

I don’t like lemon tea, honestly. I know that was not what you were expecting for the first line of a review on Lemon Poundcake Oolong tea, but it’s the truth. That said, the reason I decided to pick up some of this tea was: #1 I had some Frequent Steeper points I wanted to use and #2 The description of a “buttery Oolong” was tempting, and even though I may not generally like lemon tea I do like Lemon Poundcake. (or any poundcake, for that matter)

 

The first thing I noticed upon opening the bag was that there was a strong lemon scent, as if I just sliced open an actual lemon. Bleh. But I trucked on and continued to prepare my cup. The lemon scent became much more tolerable once it was steeped and I think that the oolong and other ingredients toned it down. Upon taking my first sip I realized that this isn’t even as strong as it smelled in regards to lemon, not in the least. It actually is quite tolerable and, dare I say, reminiscent of a true slice of lemon poundcake with vanilla icing! The Oolong definitely toned down the lemon with its buttery mouth feel and the poundcake flavor shines through at the end. The lemon is not strong or too tart, but it’s just right! Even if you are not a big fan of lemon, this tea could still be for you!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Oolong
Where to Buy:  David’s Tea
Description

This buttery, citrus oolong tastes just like a sweet slice of lemon pound cake. Yum!

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Limoncello from The NecessiTeas. . . .

Lemon is not my favorite flavor. I find that it is very overpowering and oftentimes all lemon teas end up tasting the same because of it. But when I read the description on the package of this Limoncello green rooibos blend by The NecessiTEAs, I was instantly interested. Lemon meringue mingled with vanilla and brown sugar…I mean, that sounds really good! So I put my opinions of lemon flavored teas aside and decided to try it out!

The smell of the loose leaf was definite lemon cream. It actually smelled like it would taste really good. I steeped this for about 7 minutes and added a little agave even though it probably didn’t quite need it. The taste was pretty spot on in relation to the smell of the dry leaf. Very creamy, which was in part due to lemongrass which tends to lend a creamy flavor to teas. The lemon and vanilla/brown sugar flavors were definitely reminiscent of a lemon meringue pie. I think the green rooibos was in the background and did not lend the usual woody flavor to the tea, which I was thankful for.

Overall this was a really nice dessert blend. I enjoyed this one much more than lemon teas I have tried in the past. So, whether you are a fan of lemon or not, this would be a fabulous blend to try out. Especially if you enjoy lemon meringue pie! Next time I probably would have skipped the agave, because it over-sweetened the cup just a bit. So make sure you try a sip before adding a sweetener. This is definitely a perfect after-dinner tea to enjoy.


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type:  Green Rooibos
Where to Buy:  The NecessiTeas
Description

The Italian dessert drink has made its way into a tea. Imagine lemon meringue teasing your taste buds, while sweetly melting in your mouth with a blend of vanilla and brown sugars. The lemony brightness shines through with lemongrass and a sprinkling of golden marigold petals, all topping a green rooibos tea.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

For Lemon-Lovers – #Limoncello from #TheNecessiTeas

Heads up for you lemon-lovers out there, this tea is definitely for you!

The namesake of this tea, Limoncello, is an Italian liqueur made from the zest of lemons.  It’s known to be a sweet drink, despite the yellow citrus fruit’s sour reputation.  This tea definitely tastes like distilled lemons and keeps the perfect sweet-tart flavor balance of citrus and cream, very much like tart lemon dessert bars with powdered sugar.

In the dry leaf, this tea smells strongly of citrus, but the lemon myrtle in the blend keeps the flavors natural and herbal, rather than smelling too much like lemon cleaning products. Along with all the zesty fruit flavors, there is something creamy and dessert-like in blend as well.  Sweetness comes in the form of almost-caramel, brown sugar notes.  This tea reminds me of the classic lemon drop candies or even luscious lemon meringue pie.
Despite being a green rooibos tea, this blend still brews up potent and flavorful.  This would be a great iced tea lemonade companion, or a great surprise sweetness in an unconventional cocktail.  I had to pucker up and kiss this tea goodbye after I blew through my sample size.  Order a good size package of this sweet tea, you won’t regret it!


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Green Rooibos
Where to Buy: The NecessiTeas
Description:

The Italian dessert drink has made its way into a tea. Imagine lemon meringue teasing your taste buds, while sweetly melting in your mouth with a blend of vanilla and brown sugars. The lemony brightness shines through with lemongrass and a sprinkling of golden marigold petals, all topping a green rooibos tea.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Lemon Cakes from The Forest Witch

Lemon Cakes Loose Tea a GoT (Game of Thrones) inspired tea for Sansa’s love for buttery lemon cakes. Being a huge fan of GoT, I had to try it out. Plus green teas are my favorite.  So this was a win win!

I was extremely excited to share this tea with my family so the last together we had family dinner, I brewed up a huge pot of this tea.  The tea smelled amazing.  Rich smooth lemony goodness.  But unfortunately, I oversteeped the tea. Shame on me for not setting a timer. So I took the tea leaves, put them into a stick infuser, grabbed a glass of ice and proceeded to make cold brew tea.

This tea was simply decadent! Rich lush creamy lemon notes with a underlying green tea hint here and there.  I couldn’t believe how very close to a lemon cake this actually tasted like. There was even a sugary feel that gave way to an icing note completing the sip.  It doesn’t really get better than a tall refreshing glass of tea that reminds you of an iced lemon cake.  I’m over the moon about this tea! Even if this blend wasn’t GoT inspired, I would still absolutely adore it. Just a wonderful refreshing way to pick up anyone’s day. This tea just screams sunshine and happiness!

I’m hoping this tea is still around when GoT returns next year. Especially since this next season is supposed to come out during the summer. The perfect companion to enjoy one of my favorite shows!

 


Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: The Forest Witch

isla_75x75.20531038_gbrvypnfDescription

Enjoy Sansa’s favourite dessert in this lovely cup of green tea, filled to the brim with buttery lemon cakes.

Green tea blended with lemon pieces, calendula and essence of buttery cake. Enjoy on tense afternoons when you don’t know who to trust, and are perhaps plotting revenge on your captors.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Lemon Meringue from Tealish

LemonMeringueTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green & Red Rooibos

Where to Buy: Tealish

Tea Description:

A colourful blend of green and red rooibos with a smooth lemon taste reminiscent of freshly baked lemon meringue pie. With a delicious zesty lemon flavour and a perfect creamy finish, this red tea infusion is a sweet and healthy treat!

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I love my green rooibos.  Red rooibos- can’t stand the stuff.  But green rooibos I simply love and adore.

So the other day when I was going thru my oh so neglected tea stash I stumbled upon this delight.  This is one example of why I love Steepster so much.  I’m sure this tea came from one of my Steepster friends who wanted to share their tea love with me. Without that person sending me a lovely care package, I’m not sure I would have ever had this tea and that would have been a shame!

First off, the dry leaves smell so sweet and have a lovely lemon baked dessert fragrance.  I brewed this up like an herbal-212F-5 minutes and allowed it to cool for a moment.

Wow, does this taste good! This tea tastes like a lemon tart! You can really taste the lemon but it tastes more like a lemon pie filling.  Sweet and lush. There is also a tart like flavor that gives the tea more of a dessert quality.  This may not taste like a lemon meringue pie but it still tastes amazing! I even had enough left over to try this tea iced and I ended up with the same amazing results. The only flavor I was really missing was the pie like flavor.  The rest of them are spot on.  I was even able to get a couple infusions out of this tea.  I drank this tea to curve my sweet tooth craving that hits me somewhere between 2pm-3pm. It worked too!

I’m pretty impressed with this tea and I’m excited to see that I have more Tealish to try in the future.