I love lemon teas especially in the evening. I don’t know why, but I often crave lemon teas after dinner. The lemon teas I’ve had in the past have been lemon meringue or lemon pie or lemon tart — something a bit more creamy and less like actual lemon right off the branch. I saw that DavidsTea offered this herbal so I bought it in hopes of drinking something super lemony without the dessert frills.
The smell of this tea is strong lemon, but with something grassy or herbal in the background. It reminds me a little bit of the zoo… the grass, the dung, the animals… I don’t know, but I’m definitely picturing the zoo. It won’t stop me from taking the first sip.. but the image of the elephant house remains in my head.
Sipping… I’m rather surprised to be getting a smooth and sweet lemon flavor. I was expecting it to be more tart, but it seems to be naturally sweet on its own. The finish is very herbal, a bit like dried leaves. There is the smallest bit of the funky zoo flavor at the end. I like that this tea is lemony and sweet, but as it’s similar to (and not as good as) the dessert tea blends I have, I don’t think I’ll buy any more.