I loved the Orange Zinger tea so much, I had to go try the rest of the line, but when I got to the store all that sounded good was the Lemon Zinger, so I figured start small and work my way up to the more adventurous flavors.
I was so excited to try my new tea, I started the water the moment I got home! I opened the box and was immediately hit the the smell of sweet lemons and something dark. I couldn't place it at first and I'll admit it almost turned me off of wanting to try it, it was a very powerful scent, but rather than put it away as I'm prone to due with things I tend not to want to try, I flipped the box over and read the ingredients.
Apparently, the dark smell in the back ground of the tea is Lemongrass, which I hadn't expected at all! It made more sense, as lemongrass tends to be a stronger, overpowering plant.
I steeped the tea for 5 minuets and when I poured my first cup it was like smelling warm lemonade! It was crazy.
My shadow took over the picture a little, but as you can see when steeped, the tea is a lovely amber color which actually look a bit more orange in person.
This is a tea that would be perfect to sip if one has a sore throat. It's gentle in the mouth and even when cold, has an added taste of warmth due to the lemon grass. I added a tablespoon of sugar to my cup, then tried it, then added a small sprinkle more. When sweetened, this tea is like sipping warm lemonade.
I really recommend this tea!
And as a bonus! I showed you my favorite tea cup last week, so this time I'm showing off my tea pot. It was hand painted for my mother six Christmases ago and holds three and a half cups of tea.
What teas have you been sipping on lately?