Review: Teatulia Lemongrass Herbal Infusion

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Its OK"This infusion has a robust aroma and a pleasant lemon flavor that lingers. Lemongrass tastes like homemade lemonade and is a perfect cup to enjoy of a hot summer day!"
Josie’s Teaview: 6.5/10
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teatulialemongrassI was thrilled to try Lemongrass Herbal Infusion since I had never before experienced a lemongrass tea.  Teatulia’s website was very informative about their own version and also about the plant itself.  After reading that the tea is actually made from a tall, perennial grass that grows in tropical regions, my excitement level escalated just a little more.  Odd as it may sound, I am intrinsically amazed that a type of plant that I would most likely catalog as an ornamental addition for my backyard can produce such a uniquely flavored drink.  I also appreciated that Teatulia listed the specific health benefits of lemongrass, which include having anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, as well as being beneficial to the liver, pancreas, kidneys, bladder and digestive tract.  This simple little plant is certainly bursting with healthy reasons to enjoy a cup!

The list of ingredients in this infusion is short and sweet, just 100% organic lemongrass.  The dry mixture is made up of small pieces of light green stalks, with a delicate grassy citrus aroma.  After steeping, the wet leaves reveal a myriad range of green and brown stalks that have swelled with the boiling water.  The tea liquor is a beautifully clear medium yellow color.  Another small shock for me came when discovering that the tea liquor had a strong, sturdy lemon aroma.  Gone was the delicateness of the dry leaves’ scent and here was a brew worthy of carrying the word lemon as part of its name!

Teatulia’s website did not specify how much tea to use per cup, but I decided on my usual 1 ½ teaspoons for my standard size teacup.  Luckily the website did advise on preparing the infusion with boiling water and steeping for 4 to 5 minutes (I opted for 4 ½ minutes).  This preparation combination yielded pleasant results and I was surprised to find that the initial flavor is just a light lemony taste, since the tea liquor’s aroma is so robust.  The finish however is much stronger and a pleasant lemon flavor lingers long after swallowing.  I did find it a little odd that the website specifically mentions the flavor having a “savory touch of bay leaf”, which I was not able to detect at all.  I typically like most of my teas with a small amount of sweetener, but this is one tea that I found that adding sweetener dulls the exceptional lemony flavor.

Lemongrass is a perfect blend to enjoy on a summer day.  The aromatic characteristics alone are enough to create a feeling of sunshine and happiness.    When prepared hot, this infusion tastes like warm lemonade.  I found that I enjoy it much more when prepared iced, as it is reminiscent of lightly sweetened homemade lemonade.  If you prefer your lemonade not saturated with sugar this blend would be ideal.  Luckily, it is also naturally caffeine-free, so it can be enjoyed in the morning or as a nightcap before bed.  I am ever so delighted to have had Teatulia’s introduction into the small niche of lemongrass infusions, and also for a light, refreshing cup to enjoy on these hot summer days.

— To purchase Teatulia Lemongrass Herbal Infusion, 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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