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I’ve been curious about this one for awhile now, despite the fact that it’s entirely made up of things I don’t care for. I’m just not a fan of lemon or rooibos, although honeybush is growing on me. I know you’re wondering, so why did I go and buy this if you don’t like anything in it? It’s because so far I haven’t had a miss with Della Terra and the reviews for this tea were just so good that I had to try it myself.

This will never be my favorite tea, but it’s really good. I was surprised by how much I ended up enjoying it. It reminds me a bit of the lemon cream sandwich cookies I sold when I was in girl scouts [about 20+ years ago]. I’m pretty sure they don’t make those cookies anymore and haven’t in years (the new Lemonades just aren’t the same cookie).

One thing this really has going for it is that on the first steep I can’t taste the rooibos. It actually was the dominate flavor on my second steep. I love that I can taste the cream first and the lemon second and that the tea ends up being more sweet than tart. The fact that the lemon and rooibos didn’t dominate in this tea is what made it a winner for me.

I’m looking forward to trying this iced next, but that will have to wait until I get a new tea pitcher since mine cracked.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
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Looking forward to the iced review…am looking at getting this one soon…

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Looking forward to the iced review…am looking at getting this one soon…

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I am always interested in swapping so if you see anything in my cupboard that you want to try just send me a message. Please keep in mind that I order most of my teas in sample sizes and may not have a lot to swap. I’m also trying to keep my swaps limited to one a month so I don’t break the bank.

My favorite tea companies to order from are American Tea Room, Butiki, Della Terra, Rishi, TeaVivre, and Verdant, however I am constantly lured away from my favorites by a good sale.

Ingredients I love in tea
rose, peach, oolong, osmanthus, vanilla, marshmallow root and peppermint

Ingredients I dislike in tea:
spearmint, chocolate, orange, hibiscus, sage and for the most part lemon.

Ingredients I’m on the fence about:
Pu-erh

I am a firm believer that sage only belongs in my thanksgiving stuffing/dressing and absolutely not in my tea.

Allergies
Cinnamon, Chocolate, Burdock Root, and Goji Berries

Teawares:
FORLIFE Curve Teapot, 24oz
Adagio ingenuiTEA, 16oz
Adagio Iced ingenuiTEA, 32oz
Zojirushi Water Pot, 4L
Libbey Country Fair drinking jars for ice tea
TeaVivre Travel Gaiwan

Rating Guidelines:

100 – 90: Pantry essential and some of my all time favorites that I can’t live without.

89 – 80: You’ll have a pretty good chance of finding this is my pantry on a regular basis, but it isn’t the end of the world if I run out.

79 – 70: I might consider restocking this at some point if the price was right.

69 – 40: Not undrinkable, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it again.

39 – 20: What in the world were they thinking? Probably still finished this just because I hate to waste anything.

19 – 0: Wow, that’s so terrible chances are pretty good I dumped it out and gave away the rest.

My current top five favorite teas:

China Black – Rishi Tea
Earl Grey Cream – Zen Tea
Lemoncello – American Tea Room
Nonpareil Anxi Qing Xiang TieGuanYin Oolong – TeaVivre
White Tea Rose Mélange – Rishi Tea

Location

Oregon, WI

Website

http://www.notstarvingyet.com/

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