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drank Lemon Chiffon by Prestogeorge
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Teeny Tiny TTB Round 2

Hooray, more caffeine-free! I found several interesting rooibos blends worth trying in the box, huzzah. Lemon is one of my favorite flavors, and I’ve tried several different lemon dessert rooibos blends, but none of them has been quite right. So here’s another contender! The red rooibos is mixed with citrus peel and what I assume is lemon balm? Ah, I see it’s lemon myrtle. I admit to not knowing the difference. This tea has literally zero dry scent, ha ha. Poopy box, you stole it all! :P

The steeped tea, however, is quite fragrant and reminds me of lemon drop candies. This is quite nice! It’s definitely more of a refreshing lemon than a dessert one, but it’s not overly tart or sharp. It reminds me a bit of lemon candies but without the sugar. I don’t taste the rooibos base at all, which is a shame since I do actually like rooibos. There’s a little bit of an aftertaste issue because the flavoring is so strong, though. Which is a shame!

Flavors: Candy, Lemon, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Ost

What is the best lemon tea you’ve ever had?

Cameron B.

Ehhh probably Lemon French Macaron from Butiki, though I wish it were a bit stronger. :)

Cameron B.

I also really enjoyed the Dammann Frères tea I had yesterday – Noël à Venise.

Ost

Ah, yeah, Butiki’s was pretty good. Did you ever try H&S’s Wedding Tea?

Cameron B.

Yeah, I enjoyed that one a lot, too. :)

Fjellrev

Just jumping in to say that Lemon French Macaron is also my favourite! I liked Harney’s Wedding Tea too but it’s weaker on the lemon than Butiki’s.

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Ost

What is the best lemon tea you’ve ever had?

Cameron B.

Ehhh probably Lemon French Macaron from Butiki, though I wish it were a bit stronger. :)

Cameron B.

I also really enjoyed the Dammann Frères tea I had yesterday – Noël à Venise.

Ost

Ah, yeah, Butiki’s was pretty good. Did you ever try H&S’s Wedding Tea?

Cameron B.

Yeah, I enjoyed that one a lot, too. :)

Fjellrev

Just jumping in to say that Lemon French Macaron is also my favourite! I liked Harney’s Wedding Tea too but it’s weaker on the lemon than Butiki’s.

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Hi, I’m Cameron! I’m 29 years old and currently living in Austin, Texas with my boyfriend of 5 years. We’re both software engineers, currently working in the field of Machine Learning. I am a staunch lover of pugs and other squishy-faced dogs, although sadly I do not currently have one.

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I prefer my tea lukewarm or at room temperature and without milk or sugar. I will often sweeten iced tea. I brew Western style, and fluctuate between using mugs or teapots with small cups depending on the season. I have recently started to brew gongfu cha style!

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Tea Preferences:
I enjoy both flavored and unflavored teas in many forms, including black, green, oolong, and white teas, as well as maté, rooibos, honeybush, and herbal tisanes. I am open to more exploration of puerh, but it’s not generally one of my favorites. I am not often a fan of fruit-based tisanes.

My very favorite straight teas tend to be from China, Japan, or Taiwan. I also enjoy matcha!

Fruit: All of them! My ‘go-to’s tend to be in the red fruits, stonefruit, or citrus spectra. I also really love apple, banana, berry, lychee, melon, pear, and rhubarb flavors. Tropical fruits aren’t among my favorites, but I still enjoy them once in a while – especially mango and pineapple.

Dessert: Again, all the things! I love creamy vanilla and marshmallow flavors, along with anything in the caramel family such as butterscotch, toffee, or maple. Chocolate is also a favorite, though I’m often disappointed by it in tea. And don’t forget anything buttery, cakey, or cookie-y!

Floral: I’m a little bit more particular in this category. I do very much enjoy jasmine, even strong jasmine, along with sakura and chamomile. But I’m not crazy about rose and lavender flavors, and I prefer hibiscus in moderation only.

Spices: I don’t generally find myself drawn to masala chai, but I do enjoy spices combined with other flavors. My favorite spices are the warm ones, especially cinnamon, nutmeg, anise, and cardamom. A bit of heat from black pepper or chili is okay too, as long as it’s not overwhelming! Ginger can be a lovely accent, but I find it difficult to drink as a main flavor.

Aromatics: I’m obsessed with Earl Grey! I also love cooling flavors such as mint (especially spearmint), pine, juniper, and eucalyptus. I am not a fan of strong rosemary or sage in tea. Smoke can be tasty when it’s not heavy-handed.

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Bird & Blend
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Lupicia
Taiwan Tea Crafts
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