“If a cup of tea won’t fix it, you really do have a problem.”
I don’t remember where I read that recently, but it seems pretty true at times. I was in a bit of a grump and decided to have a cuppa. This one is new to me, not just the flavor but the brand itself. Mine is an individually wrapped tea bag but the company also sells sachets and loose leaf.
Green lemon had the potential to go bad, very bad. Green tea can be pretty astringent and raw, and lemon can be puckeringly sour, so a combination of the wrong types of those two could be a mistake of epic proportions. Okay, it could turn out to be a bad cup of tea, but when you are in a grump, that is a pretty big mistake.
Instead, I started singing as soon as I picked up my cup. “Where troubles melt like lemon drops, away above the chimney tops, that’s where you’ll find me!”
This tea smells just like lemon drops! Which I love! Bright and sunny, sweet and happy! Yes, it is a little brisk as most green teas are, but it tastes great and I feel the sun peeking out from behind the clouds. No puckering here, just a smile.
Since I needed tea fast, I appreciate the instructions that said to only steep for one to two minutes, and I kept it short. I could handle cup after cup of this. It is so lemony good you might almost hope for a sore throat just for an excuse to sip it all day long.
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Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Newby Tea
This tea is no longer available but click below for blends that are.
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I am a green tea kinda gal. Green teas just give me all the feels. So when Fox Tea Club’s samples arrived and I saw Aphrodite-a green and white tea blend- in this adorable and let me repeat ADORABLE canister with a wax seal- I immediately prepped up my tea pot. (Sorry for the dull picture. It was a cloudy day.)
First whiff of the tea yielded a fresh floral sweet aroma. My husband said the tea smelled like purple.
Brewed with water prepped at 190F and allowed to steep for three minutes and cooled for an additional three minutes, this tea just had such an alluring and inviting call to me.
Aphrodite is a mix of green tea, white tea, jasmine flowers, and lemon zest with a few other ingredients. And those flavors work so brilliantly together. First sip in and you are greeted with this sweet lemon tone with a gorgeous contrasting vegetal feel. With this being a white and green tea blend, the green tea notes could have really overpowered the delicate white touches, but that isn’t the case at all. Each sip of this tea blend was just as satisfying as the last and I found myself prepping pot after pot of this tea. Each infusion was enjoyed as much as the last.
So very well balanced and well done and a tea that I am going to have to get more of.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green/White Tea
Where to Buy: Fox Tea Club
This green tea scented with exotic jasmine aroma invites a warm romantic embrace. The smooth herbal green tea and white tea blend that includes calendula petals, safflower and lemon zest, is the silky base for this floral delight that conjures the spirit of the goddess. Definitely a tea to share when you are in the mood for love!