Brewed this one up to compare to Lemon-Lime Kukicha, since I had an available infuser and was curious :D
The aroma is pretty similar to Lemon-Lime Kukicha, nice and limey and creamy. I’m getting a bit less of a key lime pie association though. Also, the flavour is definitely different (smoother, creamier, less tangy citrus), and I think I actually prefer this to the 52teas blend, perhaps mostly because of that bit of bitterness I was getting.
Yum, I hadn’t had this one in quite a while. Definitely need to cold-brew/ice some of it soon!
ETA: Second infusion is even limier, and still smooth, although I’d hesitate to say creamy. I wonder if the lemongrass is making more of an appearance? Yum.
Cold-brewed some of this last night (I’m a hot cup away from a sipdown now! Hurrah!) but I fear that my batch has gone “off”. My tastebuds don’t quite remember how this one used to taste, but the aroma from my tin (yes, it’s one of the very few I actually have in a tin!) is quite pungent and sharp… in a lemony sort of way. So it didn’t smell bad, but didn’t smell as I remembered either. Same deal with the flavour – it’s very tart and lemony, like the lemongrass is taking over or something. I have probably had this stuff for about a year, so it’s entirely possible that something has happened to it. I’ll pick up some more eventually! And… I’m totally still going to drink it. I just may need to make a sugar syrup or something…
Re-steeped (cold-brew) the leaves from my hot-brew-and-chill from yesterday, and got a lovely lightly limey cup. Delicious for the drive around Kitchener-Waterloo to pick up Blueberry Jam and some tea from Teaopia!
Ahhhh, delicious. I just wish this one had some real caffeine in it (there’s not enough tea to count). My cup is sweet, creamy, and limey today. I usually prefer this one iced, but it’s amazing warm as well. Definitely one that I hope is never discontinued!
Hot brewed and chilled, but I diluted it a bit too much. Re-steeping the leaves in cold water.
Cold-brewed some of this in the fridge for a couple days, and… it’s fantastic!! Can’t remember what my leaf-to-water ratio was… possibly 4 heaping 1/2 tsps to 10 oz? I’ll have to try again and make a better note next time.
A bit sweet, limey, and quite refreshing. The only downside is a bit of a chemical-y aftertaste, which I recall from drinking this one hot as well. It’s still pretty good though :)