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Simply The Zest wasn’t quite the best!

This was my second mate tea, and having only Cocoa Canela to compare it to it was hard for Simply The Zest to come out on top, I mean not only do I have a sweet tooth but I am addicted to chocolate! Now this doesn’t mean Simply The Zest is a bad tea, it’s acutally a really delicious tea, even more so if you like lemon.

Dry the tea leaves are a vast rainbow of colours and sizes and on the nose it smells like lemon for sure, I hear people talking about the scent of the Mate coming through, but this is something I can’t distinguish I hate to admit it but I do not know what plain old Mate smells like. While steeping the tea has an aroma that strangely reminds of neo-citron, glad it certainly doesn’t have a similar taste!

The final beverage is a nice light golden tea, with a delightful lemon scent to it, for me it required two teaspoons of sugars, as I like citrus but I am not a fan the overly tartness of heavy citrus, especially lemon. Once it got the green light from my taste buds I thoroughly enjoy this tea, perfect morning pick me up for those that do not indulge in coffee. Stay far AWAY if overly citrus drinks are not up your alley as this one will be too much for you.

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Tea, Earl Grey, Hot!

I will attempt to taste and comment on each and every blend offered from DAVIDsTEA and of course anything else that comes across my path.

I only drink tea brewed from loose leaf tea, and tend to sweeten my teas with a teaspoon of raw cane sugar per 8oz of tea and consider a cup either 12oz or 16oz depending on what mug I want to use.

I generally do not put milk in my tea’s; however sometimes I may make a ‘London Fog’ style drink or add milk to herbal infusions to add a bit more creaminess to it.

And I generally enjoy drink a nice hot tea while relaxing listening to some Led Zeppelin or Pink Floyd.

I am quite liberal with my Tea ratings, I take the smiley face to heart for judging. If I really like it then it will score a high grade regardless of the brand or if I can keep it in my cupboard or not. But to break it down further a bit more check this out:

0-10 – Wouldn’t drink it if I was dying.
10-20 – Are you sure this didn’t come out of a bag?
20-50 – There is hope for this tea…somewhere but not here
50-60 – Drinkable, but not stockable
60-70 – Ok, were onto something here!
70-80 – Wow you gotta try this
80+ I freaking love it, where can I buy it?

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