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drank Lemon Green by Teavana
545 tasting notes

I’m so proud of myself. The way the lemon in this tea tastes reminded me of something else. So I thought about it and thought about it a bit more while steeping a second cup. Then I realized what it was exactly. I feel a bit like one of ya’ll that writes the really great Tasting Notes.

Now on to the tea. The lemon in this tea is not the bright fresh taste of freshly squeezed lemon nor is it like lemon candy or powdered lemonade. When I finally got it, I realized I thought it tasted like baked lemon. You know the lemon taste you get when you bake fish with lemon slices on top or when you roast a chicken with lots of lemon stuck in the cavity. There is a light hint of green tea but it’s not distinct in its qualities and it hides nearly completely behind the baked lemon. It has also a teeny bit of not quite natural to it but I think that might be because I expected a lemon tea to lean more towards the fresh lemon taste. The 1st steep was fairly watery. I expected the 2nd (at 1 min 30 sec) to be even more so but was surprise that the watery was nearly gone. I intend to do a 3rd steep.

With putting my finger on a flavor that I picked out of this tea, I now have hopes in improving my Tasting Notes and advancing my palate. I am more excited about this than I should be currently. Normally I’d have just been like ‘lemon-y’. But I tasted, I re-tasted, I recognized, I compared. Tea drinker break through!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Ricky

Yay! Is there a tad of butter on the lemon slices as well?

Robert Godden

Well done. Even though I’m allergic to lemons, I thrilled at the twists and turns of your review.

Alicia

Love it! Glad to witness this tea based epiphany. And what a healthy subject to invest wise words upon… I eagerly await the next story.

sophistre

You know, I’ve started to notice that often-times this is true…that fruit in teas often has a ‘cooked’ quality rather than a fresh one, and I am not quite certain why I anticipate the latter, but I find that I do. It’s strange, but undeniably the more fruit-flavored blends I try, the more often I am encountering this very same thing! It’s very validating to find that someone else had the same experience. Great note!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

@Ricky ~ On the fish with the lemon slices? Yes. In the tea? I’m not sure. I just drank the third steep. I’ll have to steep again to taste for it.

@Robert & Alica ~ Your comments made me grin. And eager to write more and better Tasting notes.

@sophistre ~ I’m going to think about this next time I have a fruit-y tea, if it tastes more like fresh or cooked fruit.

teaplz

Whoo! I love it when I figure out what a hard-to-pick-out tasting note is! Little revelations like that are so much fun! When I drank Nocturnal Bliss (Samovar’s herbal lemon-related blend) I was really stumped on how I tasted until I realized it was lemon drop! That was about 3/4 of the way through the cup. But still, revelations like that are awesome! Good for you!

S

Yay chrine! It doesn’t happen often for me, but I love it when I can figure out exactly what a tea reminds me of.

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Ricky

Yay! Is there a tad of butter on the lemon slices as well?

Robert Godden

Well done. Even though I’m allergic to lemons, I thrilled at the twists and turns of your review.

Alicia

Love it! Glad to witness this tea based epiphany. And what a healthy subject to invest wise words upon… I eagerly await the next story.

sophistre

You know, I’ve started to notice that often-times this is true…that fruit in teas often has a ‘cooked’ quality rather than a fresh one, and I am not quite certain why I anticipate the latter, but I find that I do. It’s strange, but undeniably the more fruit-flavored blends I try, the more often I am encountering this very same thing! It’s very validating to find that someone else had the same experience. Great note!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

@Ricky ~ On the fish with the lemon slices? Yes. In the tea? I’m not sure. I just drank the third steep. I’ll have to steep again to taste for it.

@Robert & Alica ~ Your comments made me grin. And eager to write more and better Tasting notes.

@sophistre ~ I’m going to think about this next time I have a fruit-y tea, if it tastes more like fresh or cooked fruit.

teaplz

Whoo! I love it when I figure out what a hard-to-pick-out tasting note is! Little revelations like that are so much fun! When I drank Nocturnal Bliss (Samovar’s herbal lemon-related blend) I was really stumped on how I tasted until I realized it was lemon drop! That was about 3/4 of the way through the cup. But still, revelations like that are awesome! Good for you!

S

Yay chrine! It doesn’t happen often for me, but I love it when I can figure out exactly what a tea reminds me of.

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Bio

I’m 33 years old, studying pharmacy, and have a surly cat named Bin. I love tea, coffee, beer, wine, and most things food and beverage related. I also love music, movies, reading, writing, and learning new things.

I’ve drank tea all my life but about five to six years ago, my close friend Spautz got into tea and got me more into tea. I drink black teas and tisanes/herbals most. Since receiving a variable temperature kettle from my parents for Xmas this past year, I’ve been drinking more greens, oolongs, and whites. I’m very very new to puerh. That is, I’ve had only one.

Ratings scale:
90-100 Awesome
80-90 Great
70-80 Good
60-70 Nice
50-60 Decent
40-50 Drinkable
30-40 Meh
0-30 Awful

Would I order this again ranking:
5 – definitely
4 – likely
3 – maybe
2 – neutral
1 – no

Location

Charleston, SC

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