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Drink Me: David’s Lemon Pound Cake

Another tea I added to my recent order from David’s Tea is their Lemon Pound Cake tea.

From the ingredients list, Lemon Pound Cake contains oolong, lemongrass, lemon peel, sunflower blossoms, white hibiscus and natural and artificial poundcake and lemon flavor.

It comes in multiple increments of 2 oz. for $10.98 per 2 oz.

David's Tea

David's Tea

When I first opened the package I got vanilla pound cake smell, followed  by a bit of tangy lemon.  It smelled sweet and delicious. Once brewed I got more of a lemon tea smell.  Despite the oolong tea in the blend, it tasted light and lemony.   This is a delicious dessert-like tea, that I really enjoyed mid-afternoon.  I think it would be great with cake, or on a cold winter day for a bit of a lift.

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Drink Me: Tea Market, Berryade

A few weeks ago I went to my local tea shop, Tea Market. Another summer blend that I wanted to try was Berryade.

Berryade contains black tea blended with cranberries, raspberries, raspberry leaves, lemon zest, freeze dried lemon and a hint of basil. You can purchase Berryade tea for $4.60 per ounce.

When I first opened the package I got a lot of lemon – I could see the chunks of lemon in there and they smelled so fragrant. After it brewed, I got more of the berry aroma. The taste was light and refreshing, even though it had a good strong black tea flavor underneath. I think this is definitely a fun summer blend to add to the collection!

Drink Me: Republic of Tea, Hibiscus Sangria

The second iced tea that I ordered from Republic of Tea was Hibiscus Sangria.

Hibiscus Sangria contains hibiscus, apple bits, sweet blackberry leaves, orange peel, natural orange, lemon, lime and strawberry flavors.

It is available in a tin which contains 8 pouches (to make 8 quarts of tea) for $6.99.

The tea itself is refreshing. I can taste the sweet hibiscus but the orange peel with lemon and lime give it a bit of a citrus tang that makes it not too sweet. I’d be eager to add fruit and maybe a splash of wine to it and see how that jazzed it up, but I did enjoy drinking it plain as well.

The Corner of Knit & Tea: Episode 53, M.A.D.N.E.S.S.

Welcome to episode 53!  My knitting mojo is back and I’ve started a new project that I can’t stop knitting!

Please come and join the Ravelry group.

You can also find me on Ravelry as Fluffyk, Twitter and Instagram as Fluffykira, and in my shop The Stashbuckler: Adventures in Yarrrrrrrrn.

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Drink Me: Argo Tea, Limonello

The third and final sample in the package of teas from Argo is the Limonello blend.

From the website Limonello contains lemongrass, lemon peels and dried apple.

It is available in a 3.2oz canister for $10.95.

When I first opened this one I love the tart lemony smell. I was curious what the dried apples would add to the mix. Once brewed I mostly tasted the lemon peel and lemongrass; there may have been a touch of sweetness from the apples, but I mostly got lemon. Not that I wish to relegate this purely to use for illness, but with a little bit of honey I think this one would be the perfect cold remedy.  Of course, I could also imagine it hot with a bit of cake or with a scone.

Drink Me: Tea Emporium, Sweet Lemon Green Tea

A while back a reader suggested that I give The Tea Emporium a try.  As I was running low on teas to review, I placed an order a few weeks ago. It arrived quickly from Canada and the first one I decided to try was the Sweet Lemon Green Tea.

From the site, the blend contains Japanese green tea with lemon peel and lemongrass.

It is available in a variety of sizes: 50g for $7.25, 100g for $14.50, and 250g for $32.63.

When I opened the package the tea smelled sort of like sweet grass. I could see the big lemon chunks.  While brewing I got more of the lemon aroma.  When brewed it was very light and sweet. I enjoyed it as a hot tea, but I think it would make a really great summer iced tea. I think I’ll have to try that at home!

Drink Me: Smoke Camp Crafts, Cinnamon Rosehip Blend

Back in April I picked up a few teas from Smoke Camp Crafts while on a cross country road trip.  Sadly they don’t have a web site, but I was able to find the linked contact information.  Today I decided to try the Cinnamon Rosehip Blend.

From the label the tea contains rosehips, lemon grass and balm, lemon peel, and cinnamon.  I purchased 1 1/2 oz for $3.50.

When I opened the container I could definitely smell the cinnamon over everything, but I think I could catch a bit of the lemon as well.  Post brewing I got whiffs of all the ingredients in there. The taste was kind of a warm soothing cinnamon.  Though I used a healthy portion, the tea didn’t brew dark and it seemed very mild-tasting; no strong flavors in this one.  Still it was nice to try tea from other regions. I still have an Appalachian Mint that I’ll be trying tomorrow!

Drink Me: Tea Market, Lemon Basil Oolong.

Last time I went to the Tea Market, my friend and co-worker tried some of the Lemon Basil Oolong. She let me try a bit too, and I really liked it. So the second time back I purchased an ounce for myself.

From her menu, the Lemon Basil Oolong is a blend of dark leaf oolong, with the fruit and zest of lemon and a hint of savory basil.  She sells it for $4.55 per oz.

When I smelled the blend in the store, it smelled very light, and almost savory with the tang of the lemon rind and a bit of the basil.  Once brewed it definitely smelled lemony, with less of the basil scent.  I really like this one hot – it’s a great refreshing afternoon blend – but I also think I’d like to try it iced, particularly on a hot summer day. I’d definitely recommend it!