Tea #5 from the ’Here’s Hoping’ teabox.

I love lemon and ginger, so when my daughter asked me to make this for our afternoon tea I was happy to do so. The scent while steeping is mostly ginger, but when I poured the tea into cups the smell of lemon was really strong. It made our house smell so good!

The taste was much like the smell – lots of ginger up front with a sweet lemon burst towards the end of the sip. I really loved it, but my daughter thought it was just so-so. If some honey were added it would be the perfect sick day tea, and while I toyed with doing that I decided to add ice to the last cup. I let it get lukewarm and then added a bit of sugar and lots of ice. Heaven. This is an iced tea that’s meant to be drunk outside on a wide porch while rocking in a big white chair and chatting with the neighbors. It’s light and citrusy, but the ginger gives it just enough of an edge to keep it from being boring.

Another tea added to the shopping list. Yay for wonderful teaboxes!!!

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Tea obsessed since 2010.

Some of my favorite tea companies are:

- Whispering Pines Tea Company
- Single Origin Teas
- Zen Tea Life
- Harney and Sons
- 52 Teas
- Teavivre

My Rating System:

100-95 = Teas I actively seek out and keep in my pantry. If you are a guest in my home chances are I will offer you one or all of these teas. Also, if/when these teas are discontinued I openly mourn their loss.

94-85 = Teas I truly like, often have in my pantry, and sometimes restock. These are my variety-is-the-spice-of-life teas.

84-75 = They’re good teas and I enjoy drinking them on occasion.

74-65 = These teas are ok, but not really my thing.

64-55 = meh.

54-45 = I will if I have no other option.

44 and below = Coffee, please.


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