25 Tasting Notes
Upon opening the package, I was pleased by the strong lavender scent. I love the smell of real, fresh lavender. However, I do relate it with potpourri, so I had some misgivings about whether I’d want to drink something so strongly floral. The steeped beverage was very nice – as I inhaled it, the experience seemed more like aromatherapy, as if I shouldn’t actually put it in my mouth. Surprisingly, when I did, the flavor was subtle, gentle, soothing. The lavender was the strongest flavor, but made more complex by subtle mint and lemon accents. Very nice tea. Very unusual in a good way. I wouldn’t choose to drink it nightly because I have American Tea Room’s Lemncello for that. But I would brew this when specifically seeking to have my nerves calmed.
I was so taken with this tea the first time I tried it that I thought it might be too good to be true. Not so. Upon my second cup, I’m still blissed out by it. The aroma literally relaxes me, and brings a soft smile to my usually tight lips. Lemoncello is indeed one of the most pleasantly unique cups of tea I’ve had, and after feeding it to my family members, I’m buying a large amount and intend to share it with everyone I know who loves tea or lemon pie.
Hmm. Well, I love Earl Grey teas, so I was looking forward to this in a big way. However, the overwhelming Bergamot flavor masked any subtlties (floral aromas, the warm nuttiness of rooibos). This tea tasted like orange oil. I thought perhaps a touch of milk would make it seem like a creamsicle, but it just tasted like dilluted orange oil. Not for me, I fear.
Oh my word-BLISS! Yes, that is the word for this tea. Upon opening the package, I was struck by the aroma-creamy, vaguely minty lemon with the cozy warmth of rooibos. Then I steeped it. The fragrance alone would cause me to brew this tea just so I could inhale it. But the subtle well-married taste is also just perfect. Not at all stringent, acidic, tangy or grassy like most citrus blends. Somehow, with no actual sweetness, it made me feel as if I was eating a fine dessert. I don’t usually like lemon teas, but this one is wonderful!