Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Adagio Teas
Green tea from China with the delicate flavors of lemon and lime. The clean vegetal notes of the green tea blend seamlessly with the citrus crispness. Delightfully sweet, lifted by the freshness of the lemon-lime. Not too dry or too citrusy. An Adagio customer favorite, perfect hot or iced.
Please note that this is the description from the Citron Green Tea. The tea called “Citrus Green” is part of the Sweet Medley Collection. However, I believe them to be the same tea, except that the Citron Green Tea is the loose leaf version, while the Citrus Green is the bagged (pyramid sachet) version.
This is surprisingly mellow for a citrus flavored green tea. Normally, I would expect a very bright, vibrant citrus-y tone, but this has more of a serene lemon lime taste, reminding me just a bit of the flat lemon-lime soda that I would have been given as a child when I had an upset stomach.
That is not to say that I do not like this, I’m actually quite enjoying it. It has a very soothing and refreshing taste to it. The lemon and lime are sweeter than they are tart, but they do have a little bit of a tang to them.
The flavor of the green tea is equally as mild, with hints of grassy tones but not an overpoweringly vegetative taste. It has a light, fresh flavor. I guess if I were to offer any sort of complaint about this tea at all, it would be that I would like the green tea flavor to be a bit stronger.
As it is though, I am enjoying it just fine. It’s a pleasant tea, one that would be nice to have around when I’m wanting something on the light side.
While I enjoyed my cup of this tea hot, I think that this is one of those teas that would make a perfect iced tea because it is so light and refreshing. Because the flavors of the green tea are so mild, it is one that I think just about anyone can enjoy – even those who aren’t usually fans of green tea.