Tag: lemon

Episode 148: Lemon Basil Oolong

I’m a big fan of lemon desserts, but it can sometimes be hard to find a good lemon tea that really packs that right combination of sweetness and zing. Enter this lemon basil oolong I purchased from SenseofJoyNBeauty on Etsy!

There are big lemon granules — a gelatinous mixture of lemon juice and lemon peel — which give the tea this lemon flavor. However, the basil isn’t really that present until the brew cools down a bit. This came as part of a sampler pack from SenseofJoyNBeauty, but you can buy a similar blend separately from ESP Emporium.

Episode 253: Blue Lady Black

The first offering I tried from Zest Tea wasn’t so great, so I was a little hesitant about trying their Blue Lady Black. It’s quite a hodgepodge blend too — black tea, hibiscus, orange, lemon, and passionfruit. Zest Tea’s blends also include natural caffeine (aside from what’s already in the black tea), so they pack quite a punch.

The flavor is very fruity for a black tea. Hibiscus, which can usually overpower other flavors, blends in well with the orange and lemon and masks any bitterness from the black tea. It’s also pretty good as an iced tea as well!

Purchase Zest Tea’s Blue Lady

Episode 266: Honest Tea Green Dragon Tea

I’m getting down to my last 100 teas, y’all! Today, I’m having a bottle of Honest Tea’s Green Dragon Tea. I’m not sure if the green tea in here is green dragonwell tea, but aside from that, the only ingredients in here are water, cane sugar, and lemon juice.

It’s not a bad bottle of tea…in a pinch. I’ve had better from Honest Tea, and the hints of passionfruit I’m picking up taste a bit starchy and unripe. It’s not an undrinkable blend, but just a touch more sugar would probably have improved this. Your mileage may vary.

Purchase Honest Tea’s Green Dragon Tea (12 pack)

Episode 284: Immortalitea

Can you believe it took 284 episodes to finally run across a pun like this in a tea blend’s name? Tea Drift’s Immortalitea is a savory blend of rosemary and sage along with green tea, rose, lemon, and safflower. And if you’re familiar with the aromas of sage and rosemary, then you know exactly how medicinal this blend smells.

Taste-wise, it’s not too bad. The rose, sage, and rosemary come together very harmoniously and give a good flavor to the cup. I didn’t really taste tea in this blend at all!