The smell of this tea is so STRONG – unashamedly and mouthpuckeringly lemon. It just smells so tart but in a good way. It’s refreshing even, like a summer lemonade. The mug I brought today is smaller and only holds about six ounces. I forgot to adjust for less water so this cup might be a little stronger than the last. I also got distracted so the steep time went longer than it should have. I have some maple syrup leftover from breakfast (blueberry waffles!) so even though it’s not bad unsweetened I’m going to try it with a little syrup instead of my usual honey. I can’t taste the maple flavor but it sweetened my cup just enough so I’m satisfied. It’s actually not any stronger than may last cup as far as I can tell. It’s a little bit tart but not by much and just a touch drying. I taste more berry this time than lemon.
6 ounces water + 200 degrees
I’m not sure if you can re-steep mate (though this seems more like an herbal to me) but I’m going to try it. The color is lighter than the first cup, even after steeping for over fifteen minutes. I’m having this with a handful of almonds and a few dried cherries. The flavor is there but it’s weak. Overall, it’s not bad though.
Flavors: Berry, Drying, Lemon, Tart