I feel like I’m drinking a lime-flavored lollipop. Not a fan.
“Number one, the hard drive on my home computer is apparently worn out (I’m using my mother’s laptop to post this currently), so I may not be around for a bit until we get a new...” Read full tasting note
“This is…weird. Yeah. So I taste natural lemon but artificial lime flavoring, and it’s tart. The tartness is cut by the naturally sweet green rooibos, but it’s still an odd...” Read full tasting note
“Backlog #7 Hmmm. HMMMMM. I need to try this again. It brewed up kindof medicinal like… almost as if there was ginger in there. I think it must be my association with...” Read full tasting note
“I enjoy this tea most iced. The lemongrass is really flavorful in this blend. The citrus taste in this is very refreshing. My hubby drank a whole pitcher of this in one day! This tea is leaving...” Read full tasting note
Celebrate the refreshing taste of lemon and lime in this mouthwatering tea blend. Sweet lemongrass, tart apple bits, zesty lime, delicious spearmint, and fruity kiwi are blended with green Rooibos tea to create a reason to jump for joy and exclaim, “Kampai!”
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The first sip of this tea was very citrusy. But not too IN YOUR FACE citrusy. Very light, very refreshing. I imagine it would make a marvelous iced tea!
For some reason all of Teavana’s teas leave a weird aftertaste in my mouth..
Other then the aftertaste I really did like this tea. :]
I tried this iced tonight (in a blend with Blueberry Bliss), using the hot brew method. (I have some Jasmine Oolong cold-brewing in the fridge, but I got thirsty!) This was really good iced, with a bunch of rock sugar thrown in during steeping. It’s tasty as ever, fruity, light, and refreshing, and still not very rooibos-tasting. I still prefer cold-brewing my iced teas because a) I think the flavor is usually better and smoother, and b) I hate how the hot tea melts all the ice but somehow the whole thing never totally cools down, it just gets mostly cool. But for near-instant gratification, this was a lovely drink!
I didn’t think I’d like this one. I love lemon as a fruit but can’t stand it in tea – although to be fair I am talking about that nasty fake lemon flavoring added on to iced tea. The lemon in this, while overpowering, felt very cleansing in a way. I could see myself drinking this when sick as a remedy of sorts. It will likely not be an everyday tea by itself, but I think the flavor would lend well to blending, so I’ll try and experiment.
I can’t for the life of me remember who I got this one from, so sorry to whoever it was who was generous enough to share so much! I passed along that kindness and I’m pretty sure I gave samples of this one to at least four other people.
I’ve also had it cold brewed (like I did today) a few times now; I just haven’t logged it. I figured I better do it this time though, what with this being a sipdown and all…
Honestly; I can compare it to several teas: it’s like McQuarrie’s “King Tut’s Lemonade” blend with the addition of lime or like both of DT’s Chiffon blends with a bit less creaminess. Like those two blends, you really can’t taste the rooibos. That’s a plus for some, a negative for others – I myself am impartial. An even more accurate description for this, though, would be one of those “instant lemonade” pouches of powdered flavour crystals (is “Crystal Light” one of the brands? That’s what’s coming to mind), but without any sweetner: so, a little more tart/“zingy”.
Overall pretty good: I think it’d be nice to have around in the summer (again, it’s like Lemonade) and if I didn’t have both Chiffon blends I might have act tually been tempted to seek out more of this.
Flavors: Lemon Zest
Okay, so this is an old tea. I have no idea how old, but I know it’s been discontinued for awhile. So it’s old. The only reason I own it is because I was purchasing a Venture Brothers shirt for my boyfriend (I almost never call him that, but I guess we’ve reached a point I can’t pretend he’s not) for Christmas. I guess the eBay seller sells a lot of random things, because this tea was listed there for like 2$ with an extra 1$ for shipping. I thought—well, what the Hell. It’ll be old, but for 3$, why not?
This tastes well, slightly old, but it’s not bad yet. And I like this tea. I was complaining in the forums about how much trouble I have with herbal teas. I actually really like herbal teas, but they aren’t tea. Not at all. Rooibos tea disappoints me the most, because it doesn’t have the same kind of different and expressive flavors of herbal tea. Rooibos is also really sweet and weak. And this tea is sweet and fruit-y, which is exactly what I don’t like in Rooibos blends.
But I like this. It won’t suit me to replace tea; it’ll always be the kind of thing I drink when I want something else. But it tastes—well, like soda, and not in a way that makes it weird I’m drinking hot, flat soda.
I’m glad I bought it, although I wish for tonight, I had brewed a cup of Whispering Pines’s Nevermore herbal blend which is maybe my favorite herbal blend ever and which does taste like a great tea replacement. I’ll have to do a whole Whispering Pines super log when I finally work up the energy to do it. I am so smitten with the Nevermore tea, I’m too intimidated to write about it. (haha, and super log meaning a whole 2 teas.)
I didn’t rate this tea, because it’s old. But as it is now, it’d probably around a 65%.