Lemon Pound Cake

Tea type
Oolong Tea
Ingredients
Hibiscus, Lemon Peel, Lemongrass, Oolong, Sunflower Blossoms
Flavors
Cake, Lemon, Creamy, Baked Bread, Butter, Cream, Lemon Zest, Lemongrass, Tangy, Autumn Leaf Pile, Herbs, Roasted, Cardboard, Citrus, Nutty, Hay, Hibiscus, Artificial, Sweet, Vegetal, Bitter, Jasmine, Custard, Vanilla, Cheesecake, Fruity, Tart
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 45 sec 14 oz / 407 ml

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From DAVIDsTEA

Bake it till you make it.

If you ask us, lemon pound cake is an unbeatable teatime snack. Buttery, tangy and not too sweet, it’s the perfect complement to our favourite cuppa. So, why don’t we have it more often? The answer is all in the name…The traditional recipe calls for a pound of sugar AND a pound of butter. No wonder it tastes so good. Luckily, our version is a little bit lighter – without sacrificing on flavour. We take a base of smooth-drinking oolong, then add fresh lemongrass, fruity lemon and a decadent touch of creaminess. Now that’s a treat you can enjoy all day, every day.

Ingredients: Oolong, lemongrass, lemon peel, sunflower blossom, white hibiscus, natural and artificial poundcake and lemon flavour.

About DAVIDsTEA View company

DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.

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120 tasting notes

I am always disappointed by teas that smell great and taste nothing like advertised. So imagine my surprise when this tasted exactly like lemon pound cake. Actually, I was most reminded of the lemon poppyseed loaf that Starbucks sells—the only thing missing from each mouthful was the poppyseeds.

Although the flavour was accurate, it seems strange to be drinking this instead of eating an actual cake. It just means that I have to be in the right mood to enjoy this. This won’t be an everyday tea for me, which is just as well, because I only stocked 100g.

Flavors: Cake, Lemon

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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75 tasting notes

Turns out I really like oolongs. This one tastes like a low sugar dessert in the best way, and is now top of my list. Love it both iced and hot and recently made iced lemon pound cake mixed with lemonade Truly hard seltzer and yummy

Iced – Yes
Hot – Yes
Latte – Not even gonna try

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72 tasting notes

Pleasant oolong tea which really does taste like lemon pound cake.

Flavors: Cake, Creamy, Lemon

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28 tasting notes

I’m not a big fan of citrus teas but this is lemony and sweet…..like a pound cake

Flavors: Cake, Lemon

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1089 tasting notes

Omg, I was hoping to finish this off today but the rest of my packet went missing at work. BOOOOO. Because this was actually pretty for a flavoured oolong from David’s Tea; second steep was like a lemon meringue pie.

Wish I had picked up a little more (and taken it home). Why do I learn to like a David’s Tea offering just as they are discontinuing it?

Flavors: Baked Bread, Butter, Cream, Lemon, Lemon Zest, Lemongrass, Tangy

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Evol Ving Ness

Have you learned to like Maple Syrup Oolong yet? Start liking it now!

CrowKettle

I bought some but still have yet to try it. Maybe tomorrow :)

Evol Ving Ness

Excellent news! Looking forward to hearing your impressions.

Roswell Strange

For the record; whenever a tea is announced as discontinued/retired I always try to drink it & log it here on Steepster the same week – and call out it’s discontinued. That way, I hope as many people who are fans of the blend get to see it’s been retired as soon as possible & have time to stock up (if they want to).

Evol Ving Ness

Thank you, Ms. Strange. We appreciate you!

Kittenna

Agreed!

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I absolutely loved this tea when it first came out, and stocked up on quite a bit when it was first discontinued. Looking at the DavidsTea site today, I noticed it was back in the sale section, which inspired me to brew up a cup.
I added a bit too much sugar, but it’s still so delicious. A lovely combination of cake lemon flavor, and mild floral notes of the oolong.

Tiffany :)

I too enjoy this one – I did recently stock up so thanks for the reminder to find my previous stash and get sipping!

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1243 tasting notes

I got this one from Ost. This tastes like lemongrass, and it also tastes buttery and cakey. I really like it. Lemongrass in dessert teas really works for me for some reason!

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Work – 2:00 PM

Hmm… Well I suppose this smells nice at least.

It mostly just tastes like lemongrass to me. Which doesn’t really make me think of lemon cake at all…

There’s maybe a tad bit of butter or cake or something in the aftertaste, but mostly it’s just a lemongrass tea. And I’m not sure I would really know it’s an oolong either, it could easily be a green tea or an herbal as well. I suppose I can slightly taste the roastiness from the oolong?

Pretty nondescript lemongrass tea. shrugs

It’s not bad, but it’s not cake either.

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Herbs, Lemongrass, Roasted

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
evol-ving

Funny, I Love this one and I really really dislike lemongrass. Interesting how tastes differ.

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I don’t get it. This tea has crazy high ratings. I steeped it exactly per the instructions, and yet, it’s just blah.

I don’t get “just like lemon pound cake” at all. I don’t get “buttery, citrusy oolong” either.

I thought it had additional sweetener added to it, so I didn’t add any the first time around. Ick. Big mistake. It just tasted a bit tangy with hints of citrus, and lemongrass. No butter, no nuthin’.

Second steep was about the same as the first, but I added one cube of sugar to the 16 oz cup. Okay, this makes it more… well, sweet. That’s about it. Oh, and once it cooled I tasted flat cardboard. Not butter. Sigh.

No idea what I did wrong here, but this sucks. Expensive tea these days, DAVIDs, and I can’t say I’m thrilled with the results. I’ve got enough for another big cup, so, we’ll see.

Flavors: Cardboard, Citrus, Lemongrass

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Roswell Strange

This tea is being retired, so I’d wager that even if you’re in the minority here on Steepster you’re probably not in the minority overall. Personally, I like this one – though I usually brew it iced and a little bit stronger, then added in some milk.

Cameron B.

I don’t get it either, MissB. This mostly just tastes like lemongrass to me…

MissB

They did recommend it iced, the staff, so that makes sense. There are so many of DAVIDs offerings these days that seem better iced. Which is cool, just not an option while I’m traveling.

Glad to know I’m not the only one who isn’t in love with it…

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3 tasting notes

This is amazing hot or iced! Really tastes like iced lemon pound cake – creamy and sweet without milk/sweetener.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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