Review: Jar of Tea Lemonade

Calendula Tea, Jar of Tea, Lemon Myrtle Tea, Lemon Tea, Lemongrass Tea, Rooibos Tea Add comments
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Thumbs up!"Although not quite lemony enough to be a true lemonade, it's a good candidate to help stave off the coming cold season. The honeyed finish is particularly tasty, especially paired with the grassy lemon flavours."
Sophie’s Teaview: 7.8/10
Other Teaviews: Geoff gave it 7.3/10, Vanessa gave it 8.3/10, Katie gave it 7.0/10
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jaroftealemonadeIt's my first time reviewing a product from Jar of Tea. I'm not too sure about the appeal of packaging tea in a jar, but I do appreciate that this company emphasizes organic products, such as this one. The all-organic ingredients are listed on their website include green rooibos, lemon grass, lemon peel, lemon myrtle, calendula, and the ubiquitous dose of mysterious flavouring.

The aroma from the package is light and grassy. Some citrus hints are detectable but they are rather mild. The tisane is rather summery-looking, with lots of yellow calendula petals thrown in. I was feeling a bit reckless, so I used my entire sample in one go. The sample's instructions called for the entire content of the baggy (approximately 2 large tablespoons), to steep for 5 minutes in 3 cups of water just cut short of a boil.

The brew bears a light tangerine colour and a citrus scent. The overall profile is focused on sweet and sour lemon notes, with a grassy undertone to them. The rooibos contributes a nutty, herbaceous sweetness, while the lemon grass lends a pleasant tang. The honeyed finish is particularly tasty, especially paired with the lemony flavours. I tried steeping the blend again for 7 minutes. With the lemon myrtle in the lead, the second infusion delivers a pleasant second, more floral cup. The nutty flavour of the rooibos seems pretty muted at this point. This is not really a problem, the emphasis of the flavour profile is simply altered. Amazingly for a flavoured rooibos blend, I was able to get a satisfying third brew out of the leaves after a 10 minute steep. Again, the herbs provide a sweet but tangy mix of citrus notes on their own, without the rooibos having to play a big role.

Although not quite lemony enough to be a true lemonade to my taste, I had some iced and it made for a light, refreshing drink that needed no addition of sweetener. However I enjoyed this most as a hot beverage. It struck me as a good candidate to help stave off the coming cold season.

— To purchase Jar of Tea Lemonade, 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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