Lemonade from Shanti Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green Rooibos

Where to Buy:  Shanti Tea

Tisane Description:

Origin: South Africa
Certification: Organic
Ingredients: Green Rooibos, Lemon Peel, Lemon Myrtle, Calendula, Natural Essences
Naturally Caffeine-Free Herbal Tea

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

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.

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