Leaf Type: Green Rooibos
Where to Buy: Shanti Tea
Learn more about this tea here.
I’ve tried a few different “lemonade” teas and tisanes over the last couple of years. Some are stronger in lemon-y flavor than others. This tisane started out rather subtle, but, as I continue to sip, the flavors have gotten more intense. I like the way the flavors develop, getting the palate ready for the tart and tangy notes that are about to come.
I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I prefer green rooibos over red rooibos. The green rooibos has a lighter, fresher, fruitier taste to it than the sweet, woody and nutty flavor of the red rooibos. Here, the green rooibos provides a pleasant fruity flavor and a hint of sweetness to the cup without overwhelming the cup with other flavors that distract from the lemony taste of this tisane.
The lemon myrtle and lemon peel add a sweet, slightly tangy lemon flavor without tasting too tart. The tartness of this cup is most obvious in the aftertaste, where that tingly tangy taste lingers on the palate, as if I had just taken a sip of … well, of lemonade!
Overall, I’m finding this tisane to be bright, sunny lemon flavor that is sweet-tart and really enjoyable. It is deliciously soothing served hot (and makes a great sore throat remedy too!) but it is even better served chilled … I think I’m going to stock up on this one as the weather turns warmer! It’s something that my entire family (even those who don’t like tea!) will love.