Matcha Honey & Lemon/Tipson

Recently, the SororiTea Sisters received an incredibly generous box with quite a variety of different Tipson teas.  Tipson is not a tea brand I’m familiar with but was intrigued by the different varieties they offered- all in tea bag form.

The first one that caught my eye was their Matcha Honey & Lemon variety.  I’ve had matcha before in a tea bag form and was not crazy about how the flavors came around so I was intrigued if this take on a bagged matcha would be different.  This particular variety not only had organic matcha, but also had organic green tea and lemongrass with natural lemon and honey flavors listed.  Again, interesting combo but wasn’t 100% sure those flavors would mingle well.

So this morning I prepped my tea up with freshly boiled water and allowed the tea to steep for the recommended 3 minutes.  First sip in- I was surprised.  The flavors weren’t what I was expecting.  The first flavor that comes across is the green tea and lemon notes and I have to say, the flavor was pleasant.  The honey flavor comes in towards the middle of the sip and it isn’t my favorite take on honey.  The flavor reminded me more of a cough drop than actual honey flavors but I know that honey flavors are sometimes hard to pin point.  At the end of the sip you get the slightest hint of matcha.

To try to pull out the matcha flavors, I tried making this tea as a cold brew tea and the flavors were about the same as hot brewing.  Overall, this tea exceeded my previous experiences with bagged matcha and I can see having this tea on hand for those days where brewing loose leaf may just not be in the cards.  Not an everyday drinker but one that I could easily sip on during the day and for sure has me intrigued to check out other teas from Tipson.

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Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Tipson Tea

Description

ORGANIC MATCHA WITH HONEY & LEMON – Organic Matcha, Organic Green tea, Organic Lemongrass and natural lemon and honey are complimenting ingredients, which will add long term benefits to your overall wellbeing. This sought-after Organic Matcha tea has been joyfully combined with the other ingredients to elevate its quality and nutrients. Brimming with anti-oxidants, minerals, EGCG and vitamins, this Organic Matcha tea is a perfectly healthy start to your day.

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Lemon-Lime Meringue Kukicha Green Tea from 52Teas. . .

I was having a pleasant morning, sipping on this Lemon-Lime Meringue Kukicha Green Tea and eating my breakfast. Things were going well until my two dogs decided to fight over a cookie under my chair. When we pulled them apart, one had a bloody nose and we didn’t realize right away so blood got everywhere, especially when she started sneezing causing splatters on the walls, floor, and even my sister and her husband. She was totally fine but it looked like a tiny murder happened in our house so this tea got put aside for a bit while we attended to the literal dog fight and cleaning up the aftermath.

Getting back to the tea it was still a touch warm and luckily the flavors didn’t seem to change that much from the hotter cup I was drinking prior to the chaos, as some teas tend to do when they cool. I think this is my first Kukicha green tea and it looked like it may have been particularly herbal tasting (between the kukicha and lemongrass) but that wasn’t the case thankfully. This has a real sweet and fluffy quality to it that when combined with the vanilla bean definitely helps sell the meringue. Complimentary to that is the creamy citrus notes of the lemon-lime which makes for a nice dessert tea.

This is a great little bright tea. The flavors are sweet and yet bright and refreshing. It could be a good afternoon treat or like I said before, a nice choice for dessert after dinner. Another hit for 52 Teas!


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Leaf Type:  Green
Where to Buy:  52Teas
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Lemon Green from The Toni Glass Collection. . . . .

Well this is my first time attempting to write a review on my cell phone and let me tell you…it’s kinda a pain in the butt. It also did not help that the Toni Glass website wasn’t very mobile friendly but this is happening and I will adjust.

Anyways, this tea is an interesting one. It is bright and citrusy while remaining light because of the green base. When you drink it absentmindedly it is flavorful enough to be enjoyable without demanding your attention. However, if you try dissecting this tea into its individual components, you may regret it. Sort of like a word that starts to look like gibberish the longer you stare, the more you focus, the more the lemon starts to taste like pledge and the base like grass.

So, this may be a tea for when you’re busy and don’t really care if you taste it or not. Though, in my opinion, there are better lemon teas and better green teas and even better lemon green teas out there.


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Leaf Type:  Green Tea
Where to Buy:  Toni Glass Collection
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Lemon Green Tea from Tea Trunk. . . . .

IInstagram is both awesome and terrible when it comes to tea. Well really when it comes to anything. Through the App, I have learned of countless tea companies, a billion restaurants, and so much more. It truly is an effective marketing tool.

Tea Trunk is one of the tea companies I found through Instagram. I came across it and was instantly intrigued by their adorable packaging. Seriously, the elephant theme is just too cute. I was so captivated in fact that I found myself visiting their site…and then I found myself buying a tin of assorted tea bags.

If I am being honest I think I bought the tin because I liked the many different elephant wrappers on the tea bags more so than I liked the actual selection of teas it had to offer (standard flavors like vanilla black, rose oolong, etc.). Nonetheless, I paid more than $20 USD because I have no impulse control and just HAD to have it.

I have been slowly trying the teas since they have arrived and have yet to be blown away. None have been bad but none have really left a lasting impression either. Unfortunately this blend is just more of the same.

It is a slightly grassy green tea base with a hint of lemon flavor. Though the lemon is bright throughout the sip, it gets a bit pithy in the aftertaste. It is pleasant enough for now but not one that I will be needing again. If you are looking for a simple lemon green tea, with adorable packaging, this is for you but for me I don’t think I could justify the price again.


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Where to Buy:Tea Trunk
Description

High grade green tea from Darjeeling and real lemon peel come together in a zesty Wake-Me-Up drink. No citrus essence. No added color. Just the goodness of fresh tea in an all-natural refreshing flavor. A great source of antioxidants and vitamin C, our Lemon Green is exactly what your nutritionist ordered.

Perfect to jumpstart your mornings.

Taste notes are fresh, bright and mildly citrus.

Goes well with sponge cake, sandwich, oat cookies

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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!

 


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Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: The Forest Witch

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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.

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