Review: The NecessiTeas Sunshine

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Not Great"It's lemon tea. If you've got a cold, it might just do the trick."
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Let me begin by saying that The NecessiTeas is my second favourite tea company in the world. They produce novelTea (haha) teas that other companies, in my humble opinion, cannot hold a candle to. I knew it was bound to happen, and I was secretly dreading the day when I would sip a NecessiTea's tea that I did not like. This one is that tea, and I promise I followed the instructions on the package for brewing (180 for 3 minutes). Now, if I were feeling a virus heading toward my throat, I would pick this tea up in a heartbeat because the lemony property is very soothing in cold and flu season because it makes me feel like I can breathe. And to be fair, this tea comes with a lemon bar like (minus ridiculous amounts of inherent sweetness) flavour, so if you're into all that this is a good one. However, it seemed to me that this was more of a medicinal tea than a daily drinking tea.

Here are the complaints that I lodge against Sunshine, (which makes me sound like a dark and terrible person).
First, the website and the package do not agree. The packaging provides the brew time and temperature required for a green tea and also lists green tea in the ingredients. White tea, however, is what the website says- but you won't need to worry about it because it is marked "out of stock." I e-mailed the owner about this and the reply was that they sell both green and white- but I cannot find the green under the green section of the website. I am quite sure this is a green tea that I was drinking though, due to the leaves and the green stained packet that I poured the tea out from. Second issue is about ingredients and their proportions in the tea. There is a lot of lemon grass... and I mean a lot, in proportion to the rest of the ingredients in the tea. And that is what I taste too. The green tea sweetens the flavours just slightly so that you don't feel like your sucking on a halls cough drop, but the green flavour is lost. As for the other ingredients, they are totally dominated by the large proportion of lemon grass and only come through in the aroma.

All in all, its not a disgusting tea by any stretch, but the dominance of the lemon grass makes me think that I should have picked some of it out before brewing.

— To purchase The NecessiTeas Sunshine, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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