Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Teamotions
Flavor Profile Delicate and bright with just a hint of vanilla.
Ingredients Yunwu Green Tea, Green Rooibos, Lemongrass, Ginger, Lemon Myrtle, Oatstraw, Lavender, Ashwagandha, Natural Flavors.
This is truly a joyous tea!
The green tea flavor is light and smooth. I don’t get a strong “grassy” or “vegetable” taste to this, although there is an overall herbaceous background to this cup. The green rooibos add just enough “sparkle” and lightness to the cup to keep it from being too overwhelmingly creamy.
As you can probably ascertain from my previous comment, this is a very creamy cup of tea. The vanilla tones are sweet and undeniably creamy, but I think that the presence of the lemony tones help to cut through some of the sweetness so that it doesn’t come across as cloying. The result is a flavor that is quite decadent and dessert-like without being too sweet.
The ingredients list ginger as one of the ingredients, but I must tell you that I really don’t taste much from the ginger except for possibly the faintest hint of spice in the distance. It is barely noticeable, and had I not read the ingredient list, it is not something I would have commented on because it is that faint. The same is true of the lavender and the ashwagandha (aka Indian Ginsing).
That being said, I can’t say that this blend would taste quite the same with these ingredients omitted from the blend. Their role in this blend may have a bit more to do with the motto of Teamotions: “Teas for emotional well-being.”
There is absolutely no bitterness to this tea, and no real sign of astringency either. It is sweet and luscious and a bit like what I’d imagine it would taste like if I were to put a slice of lemon meringue pie in the blender with some green tea.
I really enjoyed this tea – much more than I thought I would. It’s one of the better lemon/vanilla or lemon meringue type teas I’ve encountered. It’s so yummy, that I’d recommend this tea based on flavor alone … consider the health/emotional wellness benefits a bonus!
1 thought on “Discover Joy – Lemon Vanilla Green Tea from Teamotions”
Hello! Thanks for loving our tea. This is Rachel, one of the founders of Teamotions and the creator of Discover Joy-Lemon Vanilla Green Tea. I just wanted to say that you are right, the ginger is hardly detectable in the flavor of the tea but essential to the purpose. Ginger works as a catalyst and enhances the effectiveness of the other herbs in the blend. The ashwaganda, is not meant to be tasted either, but felt, as is the lavender and oat straw. Their purpose is to lift your spirits and restore your joy. Our goal at Teamotions was to create teas that support and foster emotional well-being by adding adaptogen herbs to our blends without compromising flavor. Tea must be enjoyed to be emotionally beneficial-no medicinal herbal flavors here! To hear you say you would drink it based on flavor alone makes me so happy because that is exactly what we were hoping for. The fact that it will make you feel better is a bonus that will have you loving this tea for a long time.