This is my happy tea right now because of my awful sore throat :/ IT’s delightful.
“This is my happy tea right now because of my awful sore throat :/ IT’s delightful.” Read full tasting note
“Sampler Sipdown September! Here are a couple of easy sipdowns. I had some herbal samplers I got as freebies with a past order from Capital Teas and they are tiny, honestly being herbals, which are...” Read full tasting note
“This came as a sample in my Capital Teas order. The lemon is STRONG in this one. I don’t drink many herbal teas, but I’m thinking of keeping this on hand for whenever I need a lemon fix.” Read full tasting note
“Apparently a lemon drop is a type of candy. I’ve never had one, and I generally don’t add sweeteners to tea, so I may be missing the point of this tea. I bought this tea looking for a nice citrus...” Read full tasting note
This herbal tea blend begins with hibiscus, a flower widely used in herbal medicine. It has a tangy, sweet flavor and bright red color that is loved by people of all ages. Sugared melon cubes are added for a delicate honeydew flavor, followed by bits of tangy apple and orange slices. The combination of familiar fruits and citrus notes mingle perfectly with the hibiscus base. The usual bite of lemon is softened into a delicious treat that you can enjoy at any time thanks to the absence of caffeine. Sip it all summer long as an iced tea, then switch to brewing it hot in the winter to remind yourself of those sunny days.
Ingredients: Honeydew melon cubes (honeydew melon, sugar), apple pieces, hibiscus blossoms, orange slices, flavoring
Steeping Instructions: 1.5 tsp, 208 F, 8-10 min.
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Sampler Sipdown September! Here are a couple of easy sipdowns. I had some herbal samplers I got as freebies with a past order from Capital Teas and they are tiny, honestly being herbals, which are larger, chunkier ingredients, I’m uncertain if these will make for even a cuppa properly, but there certainly isn’t enough for more than that. Due to the size I limited the brew to a single cup (235ml) rather than trying to top off my coffee mug to 350-370ml like I usually do.
So the first is Lemon Drop. There is no info on the tiny sampler packets other than a name, a brew length, and a temperature, so I had to do the leg work myself. This is described as a honeydew melon fruit blend… I admittedly have never had a melon tea warm, only iced (I do quite like them iced). Curious how this will bode to me as a warm tea…
It steeps up a peachy-pink (no doubt from the hibi, but since it isn’t a dark red, it must be scarcer on the hibi than most fruit blends), and it smells less like melon and more like… a lemon-lime pop to me. It just has a strongly citrusy aroma, but somewhat sweet, as well. After taking a sip… this tea tastes surprisingly like Squirt to me, which isn’t really a compliment, since I’ve always thought of that pop as “shitty Sprite.” I’m getting this sort of grapefruit tasting note in the tea, not melon, and a very heavy lemon citrus note. The lemon is at least quite nice, without that really fake/artificial flavor that reminds me of cleaner, and the slight sweetness of the tea balances the tart/tangy notes nicely. I just find that grapefruit flavor (and I’m not sure where it is coming from?) a bit off-putting, because I personally am not a fan of grapefruit. If that weren’t present, this would actually be a pretty decent lemon tea.
Flavors: Citrus, Grapefruit, Lemon, Sweet, Tart
Apparently a lemon drop is a type of candy. I’ve never had one, and I generally don’t add sweeteners to tea, so I may be missing the point of this tea. I bought this tea looking for a nice citrus flavored tea I could enjoyed iced. While there is a strong citrus flavor, I would not identify it as lemon, but it is pleasant. It was just OK iced. It’s not that it’s a bad tea, just not what I had in mind and maybe that colors my view of it a little.