Sri Lankan Lemongrass

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  • “A sample from *KittyLovesTea*! I'm a lemongrass fan, on the whole. It's fresh-tasting, citrussy, caffeine free...what's not to love? My most recent favourite has been Teapigs Lemongrass, but this...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is the second lemongrass I'm trying from the box. This one is a herbal, and as such (I never drink herbals! I have no idea why. It might be the lack of actual tea. Is that elitist? Eli-tea-st?...” Read full tasting note
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Canton Tea Co is a London-based tea company trading in high grade, whole leaf Chinese tea. We have exclusive access to some of the best jasmine, white, green, oolong, black and authentic puerh teas available. In our first year, we scooped Six Golds at the 2009 Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards. Our Jasmine Pearls won the top three star gold award, endorsing it as the best available in the UK.

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A sample from KittyLovesTea! I’m a lemongrass fan, on the whole. It’s fresh-tasting, citrussy, caffeine free…what’s not to love? My most recent favourite has been Teapigs Lemongrass, but this is equally as good. The pieces of lemongrass here are much finer and more green than I’ve seen before, and they seem to make a more potent brew. It’s still a relatively delicate flavour, in the grand scheme of things, but I can taste lemon clearly rather than the just sweet, hay-like, vaguely citrus notes I’ve experiences with some lemongrass teas. I’ve enough of this left to make a few more cups, and it’s a very pleasant herbal for either morning or evening. Thanks to KittyLovesTea for making me reevaluate my lemongrass tendencies!

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This is making me want to steep some lemongrass. :-)

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This is the second lemongrass I’m trying from the box. This one is a herbal, and as such (I never drink herbals! I have no idea why. It might be the lack of actual tea. Is that elitist? Eli-tea-st? Are we even doing puns this month? I’m so out of touch.) I had no idea how to brew it, so I used Scheherezade’s steeping parametres – 4 minutes at boiling.

In the bag, this didn’t smell like anything specific, just a vaguely citrusy whole, but fairly subtle. Brewed, though, it’s half Fox lemon toffee and half lemongrass, which is somewhat confusing, seeing as that’s about as broad a representation on the artificial —> natural scale as is even possible. After I let the cup sit for a few minutes, the scent slid all the way into lemongrass territory, however – again, confusing, seeing as lemongrass equals food to me, rather than beverage. I’m expecting this to be a savoury broth, but it’s not.

The confusion prevails as I sip my way through this – my brain thinks it’s having a plain broth to cleanse the palate between courses, and it refuses to accept that we’re actually drinking tea. It’s looking forward to a scented towelette in the near future. It’s anxiously anticipating the green mango salad and also, if possible, something cashewy, please. Is this a fusion place? Are there fancy cocktails to be had? Are we on a date? If so, do we get to make out later? And when is that salad coming?

It’s good; I’m glad I got to try some. It’s just not teaful enough to suit me.

Thanks to KittyLovesTea for sharing!

[Sample from the second round of the EU Travelling Box, spring 2014.]

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