So yes, you guessed it, today’s flavor if Lime Chiffon by Della Terra, a delightful mix of Rooibos, Lime Flavors, Lime Pieces and Bits (hehe, bits), Cream Flavors, and Lemongrass. It is certainly a very colorful tea, which I always enjoy. The aroma is distinct, I mean Holy Lime Chiffon, Batman! Did someone steal my leaves and replace them with Lime Chiffon while I was not looking? Richly creamy and delightfully limey (as in limes, not British people) and just decadent. Pardon me I seem to be drooling a bit.
While the agony of the leaf is happening (does that still count with a tisane?) the aroma just fills up the room and makes me incredibly hungry. The steeping leaves manage to smell even more rich, creamy, and limey than the leaves and it is very distracting. The liquid smells very sweet and has a rich earthiness from the Rooibos that plays off the lime really well.
I have Lemongrass apprehension, I really dislike Lemongrass but I have the motto of ‘will try everything’ and have been pleasantly surprised more times than not. Steeling my nerve and taking a sip…and unsurprisingly it tastes exactly like it smells! So much lime dancing with sweet creaminess and a rich earthy undertone. No lemongrass at all, some might say that is bad, but I do not notice it at all (or it might blend so perfectly that it just not stand out.) This tea is very sweet, adding any sweetener to this tea would make it saccharine, it is a true dessert tea. If you close your eyes while drinking it, you can almost taste the crust.
Photos and Blog: http://ramblingbutterflythoughts.blogspot.com/2013/09/della-terra-lime-chiffon-tea-review.html