Review: Teaquilibrium Little Black Dress Citrus

Bergamot Tea, Citrus Tea, Green Tea, Jasmine Tea, Lemon Myrtle Tea, Lemongrass Tea, Oolong Tea, Rooibos Tea, Teaquilibrium Add comments
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Thumbs up!" It had a delicious and prominent citrus element, along with the brightness of the bergamot."
Erika’s Teaview: 8/10
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teaquildrescitrusoolongToday was a beautiful, sunny, summer day and I wanted to celebrate with an iced tea.  As I searched through my box of samples, this particular blend called my name.  The ingredients in Teaquilibrium’s Little Black Dress Citrus include oolong and green tea, green rooibos, large pieces of lemongrass, lemon myrtle, jasmine blossoms, and citrus flavor.  After opening the bag, I was met with the strong scent of bergamot and lemon.  It reminded me of opening a box of fruit-loops and taking a deep breath (and I mean that in a good way).  I’m not a huge fan of bergamot in tea, but there was something about this particular blend that made me feel like everything was going to be all right.

For my cup of iced tea I used two heaping teaspoons with a three-minute steep in water brought to a boil and allowed to cool for a minute or so.  I then poured the tea over a cup of ice.  The liquor was a nice golden brown and still possessed the scent of bergamot, but little else.

Taste-wise, it reminded me of tea mixed with lemonade.  It had a delicious and prominent citrus element, along with the brightness of the bergamot.  The oolong was also noticeable and possessed a light roasted flavor.  I also found this particular cup to be sweet without any additions.  Although to be fair, my definition of sweet would likely not match the average persons interpretation of the word.  I rarely add sweeteners to anything, including tea.  I can’t say that I was able to identify the green tea or green rooibos, but I didn’t really miss them either as I was perfectly content with the flavors presented in this cup.  It makes a wonderful iced tea and was just what I was looking for.

I reused the leaves to try a hot version.  Once again, I used water brought to a boil and allowed to cool, with a three-minute steep.  The flavors in the second cup were just as strong and tasty as the first, although the bergamot was more prominent and the different elements didn’t seem to blend together quite as well.  Although this tea makes a fine hot cuppa, I preferred the iced version.  For me, this is a nice change of pace and I would recommend it to anyone interested who enjoys citrus.
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