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I’m not sure why I chose this one tonight being that most of my tea today hasn’t worked for me. I guess I was hoping something new might take me out of my slump. So weird I went for this one because I’ve been avoiding it… Lemon in tea… as a child it was my nemesis. You see, my dad, who always meant well has this idea that if he likes something, the everyone else should too… and wouldn’t you know that he liked to mix sweet tea and lemonade… Yuck! If both happened to be in the fridge at the same time it went something like this..
Dad: Have some tea and lemonade
Me: No thanks
Dad: Have some tea and lemonade
Me: I’ll take one or the other
Dad: They are better together
Me: No thanks, I’ll take just one
Dad: Here, try mine
Me: No dad, I’ve tried it before
Dad: But it’s better this way
Me: Fine.. (takes a sip)
Dad: See, you want some don’t you?
Me: Just some tea, thanks
Dad: You don’t know what you’re missing.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my dad dearly, he’s a great man. I’ve just never been found of lemon in my sweet tea and having had pressure to drink it that way was never a help.

EvaGrimm sent me this knowing I was wanting to stretch myself with citrus blends, & knowing I might full well dump it, Thanks for sharing it anyway!

Dry leaf it smelled of rooibos and lemon. Steeped it initially tasted of woodsy rooibos and lemon (kind of like dish soap smells). As it cooled it changed for me in a good way. It smells of a sweet lemony baked good, and tastes similar to a lemon pound cake with the lemon (not quite as strong as the cake normally is) and buttery goodness. I can still taste the rooibos in the blend, but only if I search for it. I did add my normal touch of sugar to add to the cakey flavor.

It has yet to be determined if I would order this or not. I think I prefer orange over lemon so far, but this one is stretching me again. I definitely enjoyed this much more than I thought I would.

Flavors: Butter, Lemon Zest

mj

Ugh, yes, what is with the “Arnold Palmer” obsession? I have no need for lemon (or lemonade!) in my sweet tea!

Suziqzer

I didn’t know there was a name for it.. But glad to hear I’m not alone. Putting two good things together doesn’t always make one better one!

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mj

Ugh, yes, what is with the “Arnold Palmer” obsession? I have no need for lemon (or lemonade!) in my sweet tea!

Suziqzer

I didn’t know there was a name for it.. But glad to hear I’m not alone. Putting two good things together doesn’t always make one better one!

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37 yr old wife and mother who left her day job to take care of our son. Now running a property management business with my hubby.

I grew up on Lipton -hot w/milk & sugar, Lipton iced w/fresh spearmint and sugar, and Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime … Don’t criticize.

I came across Good Earth Original Sweet and Spicy out of chance and it spurred my interested in trying new teas because it was a flavor I had never had before in a tea. I’m now new to the world of loose leaf teas and looking forward to learning what I like as I journey through some new flavors. Hubby has always enjoyed the occasional cup when we’ve been out and about at restaurants.. now we will find out what good teas are really all about! On with the adventures!

Still relatively new to loose leaf, but I’m learning… Coconut, cinnamon, chai, chocolate, mint, & pineapple are just a few of the flavors I enjoy. I have found that I can do green teas so long as there are other flavors as well and it isn’t the primary flavor. I have only found 1 rooibos blend that was too woodsy for me, most of the time the base is hidden or blends well enough w/flavored versions for my liking. I’m beginning to enjoy fruit teas more and more. I occasionally like a straight black tea.

Hubby likes milder flavors, any base, berry flavors, sweet aromas, sometimes tart, and or floral, and chocolate to my surprise! Almost the opposite of me.. go figure!

My 8 year old just took interest and loves root beer.. so far Butterbeer is a hit, but we haven’t tried any root beer or cola teas yet.. soon thanks to the Marvelous MissB for sending some samples. He enjoyed Winter Nog (Della Terra) recently, but turned away something else I gave him.. darn if I can’t remember now what it was!

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