Lemon Berry Scone

Tea type
Black Fruit Blend
Calendula Petals, Currants, Lemon Peel, Maple Crystals, Organic Black Tea, Organic Elderberries, Organic Hibiscus, Raisins, Sugar
Berry, Blueberry, Hay, Lemon, Maple, Musty, Sweet, Tart, Brown Sugar, Earth, Jam, Sugar, Wood
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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From Dessert by Deb

Everyone knows it’s not afternoon tea without scones! So of course Dessert by Deb’s Afternoon Tea Collection had to incorporate a few tea blends inspired by some of my favourite scone flavour combinations.

If you know me and you’re familiar with the Toronto bakery and tea scene, you’ll know Baker & Scone on St. Clair Ave is one of my favourite spots and a must-go if you’re in the city. One of the very first scones I ever had from them was their Lemon Currant scone and since currant scones are quite the classic on a number of afternoon tea menus, I created Lemon Berry Scone to honour a beloved favourite. Have this tart and fruity blend with scones, cream, jam, and lemon curd for a truly delicious teatime!

Certified organic ingredients: Black Tea, Lemon Peel, Elderberries, Raisins, Currants, Hibiscus, Canadian Maple, Brown Sugar, Calendula Petals

Handcrafted in Toronto, Canada.

Steeping instructions: 2 tea spoons at 212F for 4-6 mins

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Dessert by Deb is an organic tea company and lifestyle brand based in Toronto, Canada. At Dessert by Deb, it's tea time all the time because tea isn't just a drink - it's a way of life. From stationery and paper products, to kitchen accessories, to sweet and delicious organic dessert teas inspired by afternoon tea, patisseries, and baked goods, there are plenty of ways to bring the joy of teatime into your everyday life. Join the tea party!

7 Tasting Notes

5907 tasting notes

Past sipdown – most of my Dessert by Deb teas are undocumented and unlogged, oops. That includes this one. This has been one of my favourites, light in flavour but I just really liked that berry/lemon combo. I believe I have another bag to work on in the future.

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Taste wise, this blend reminds me of Genuine Tea’s Elderberry Hibiscus, except Lemon Berry Scone is a black tea and features a handful of ingredients that help cut what would otherwise be a sharp, tangy tartness. I don’t really get much scone vibes from this tea, but it’s nice enough…

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Cameron B.

I didn’t get scones either, but thought the elderberry flavor was nice. :)

Silent Kettle

I’m curious is the lemon prominent in this one? I love a bright, fresh, sharp lemon! :)


@silentkettle Sadly, no. The berry portion is definitely much stronger than the lemon/citrus.

Silent Kettle

Thank you, Antonia! :) Oh no! I wonder why Deb goes lighter on the lemon in her teas? :O I suspect it would help balance out the berry notes to have that bright pop of citrus. I might request this one as a sample in my next order since I also love a good berry tea! :)


Yeah… I don’t know what that’s about, but the orange teas are always much more fragrant and distinctive compared to those with lemon. Maybe a boost is needed via lemongrass or another citrus forward ingredient.

Silent Kettle

Antonio! :D Yes, her orange teas are super fragrant! I especially like her blood orange cider. :)

And mhmm! I think maybe having more lemon grass or lemon peel would do it! I actually ordered this one before she goes on vacation after reading your review; looking forward to trying it! <3

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I quite like this one.

Mostly, it’s an elderberry or blueberry tea to me. There’s a little hint of lemon, but not much. There’s also just a little bit of tartness from the hibiscus that helps round out the berry flavor nicely, and maybe the lemon is blending in there as well. The added sugar only creates a subtle sweetness, thank goodness. I’m not sure whether I get maple specifically? The base tea has a bit of a musty hay note to it, perhaps from the high recommended water temperature.

I don’t really get scone, but it’s a perfectly pleasant elderberry and blueberry tea. I think next time I may try a lower temperature and longer steep, just to see how that affects it.

Flavors: Berry, Blueberry, Hay, Lemon, Maple, Musty, Sweet, Tart

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Silent Kettle

Ou! I wouldn’t have considered ordering this one since it has a black tea base (I wonder if this might be better as a base for a green tea?) But it sounds super yummy! :)

Cameron B.

Honestly, the base teas she uses are extremely mild and there’s usually a lot of other “stuff” mixed in, so I’m not sure how much I would notice if this were a green base… :P

Silent Kettle

Aww! That is true! :) It works out well for me when it comes to rooibos blend, since I drink a lot of tea but I do not like having too much caffeine, ha-ha! :) Glad you enjoyed this one! I will look into getting it

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6285 tasting notes

This is the second iced tea in today’s sipdown battle. The other tea is Tie-Dye Butterfly by DAVIDsTEA and the tasting note for that tea can be found here: https://steepster.com/rachel12610/posts/416185

I have never had this iced and I personally haven’t loved it hot so I thought I would give it a try this way. This iced tea suffers from the same issues as the hot tea unfortunately though – no scone, no lemon, some berry and black tea base. It maybe is not as flat as the hot tea tends to be but it’s also just a mediocre berry black tea iced. Preferable to it as the hot tea but still not a tea I care for that much. As such, Tie-Dye Butterfly is taking the win.

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