Oh dear, I’ve reached that stage where I’m kind of tired of tea. I’ve just been mainlining it for the past few days because it makes my throat feel so much better, but the rest of my system is going OMG, TAKE A BREAK ALREADY.

Too bad, GI tract! When Mama’s throat ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.

So, this seemed like a good thing to have. Others here have compared the flavour to Halls lemon cough drops, and I agree that it smells and tastes rather medicinal. But I’m sick, so medicinal is EXACTLY what I’m looking for right now.

The taste is lemony, but more of an acid lemon than a sweet lemon. I wondered how this would stack up to Tealish’s Lemon Meringue Rooibos, but that one is much sweeter. This one is more…limey, somehow.

Anyways. I hope that in a day or two I can go back to actually savouring my tea rather than guzzling it.

Boiling 5 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Updated March 2016:

I’m a writer and editor who’s fallen in love with loose-leaf tea. I’ve also set up a site for tea reviews at http://www.booksandtea.ca – an excellent excuse to keep on buying and trying new blends. There will always be more to discover!

In the meantime, since joining Steepster in January 2014, I’ve gotten a pretty good handle on my likes and dislikes

Likes: Raw/Sheng pu’erh, sobacha, fruit flavours, masala chais, jasmine, mint, citrus, ginger, Ceylons, Chinese blacks, rooibos.

Dislikes (or at least generally disinclined towards): Hibiscus, rosehip, chamomile, licorice, lavender, really vegetal green teas, shu/ripe pu’erh.

Things I generally decide on a case-by-case basis: Oolong, white teas.

Still need to do my research on: matcha

I rarely score teas anymore, but if I do, here’s the system I follow:

100-85: A winner!
84-70: Pretty good. This is a nice, everyday kind of tea.
69-60: Decent, but not up to snuff.
59-50: Not great. Better treated as an experiment.
49-0: I didn’t like this, and I’m going to avoid it in the future. Blech.


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