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drank Limeade Twist Herbal Tea by Teavana
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My husband told me this morning that this has become one of his favorite teas. He said that it’s the closest thing to key lime pie that he’s tried yet. His favorite dessert. I’ve actually been putting off tasting it, I think because I really can’t wrap my head around hot limeade.

The aroma is all citrus, of course. There are bits of citrus peel in the mix and maybe some dried apple too. After steeping, all but the citrus peel has turned to mush. The liquid itself is cloudy with pulp. It smells very tart.

The taste itself is tart and bitter all at once. It’s very strong and is reminiscent of chewing on a piece of lime zest. It does kind of have a grapefruit flavor to it as well though I’m not sure if there is actually grapefruit in this blend.

I’m seriously thinking about tossing the rest of this. The only reason I haven’t yet is because I know my husband loves it and spared this precious sample knowing that the bag was already so near empty. I certainly don’t want to waste one of his favorites.

Flavors: Bitter, Citrus, Citrus Zest, Grapefruit, Tart

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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Lifetime student. Lover of books and paper and ink. Kitchen dweller. Aspiring herbalist, excessively proud cat lady, and tea fanatic. Thirty-something elder millennial. She/her.

I love flavored black teas most of all, always with cream and honey. I prefer to sweeten my tea as it seems to bring out the flavor. I enjoy floral and fruity teas, as well as flavored or scented ones. I’m not overly fond of green or white teas, but I’ve found a few that I enjoy.

I’m open to tea swaps and/or just sharing what’s in my tea cabinet! Please reach out if you see something I have that you’d like to try. I do my best to update my cupboard regularly.

It will take me longer than usual to get to the post office while we’re in the midst of this pandemic, but I would still love to send you something next time I’m out and about!

Favorites
Any and all black teas, smoky teas, raspberry, strawberry, red fruits, bergamot, chai spices, floral teas, caramel/toffee, jasmine, rose, vanilla, peaches, plums, valerian root, cinnamon, cardamom

Not a huge fan
Lime, white teas, green teas, artificial sweeteners, sarsaparilla, licorice, lemongrass, lavender, hot hibiscus, hibiscus in black tea blends

Rating Scale

1-20: By far, one of the worst teas I’ve tasted. I most certainly will not finish my cup and will likely “gift” the rest to my sweet husband, James, who almost always enjoys the teas I dislike (and vice versa).

21-49: This tea is not good but if I mix it with another tea or find another steeping method I might be able to finish it.

50-70: This one is just okay. I might drink it again if someone were to give it to me, but I probably won’t be buying more for myself.

71-79: This is a consistently good tea. It’s reliable but not necessarily special.

80-90: This one is a notch above the rest and I would gladly enjoy a cup of it any day of the week. I’ll likely be keeping this in my cupboard, but it isn’t one of my all-time favorites.

91-95: One small change and this tea would be perfect. I’ll definitely have a stash of this in my kitchen if you come over for tea.

96-100: No words can describe this tea. It’s an experience, an aha moment. Closed eyes, wide smile, encompassing warmth. Absolutely incredible. Perfect.

Updated July 2021.

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