Lemon Youkou

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This refreshingly sweet and sour melange of tart citrus pieces and fragrant flower petals brings to mind warm, sun-filled days and balmy Spring nights. Perfect hot or iced and a great choice for kids. This tea is caffeine free.

How to Prepare
Use 1.5 teaspoons of tea per 8oz of water. Heat water to 208 degrees and steep tea for 5-6 minutes. 2oz of tea makes 25-30 cups of tea.

Ingredients: Apple pieces, lemon slices, orange slices, rosehips, and marigold petals.

This tea blends well with:
Pear-Lemon Panache Herbal Tea
Strawberry Lemonade Herbal Tea
Pi Lo Chun Organic Green Tea
Raspberry Riot Lemon Mate

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15 Tasting Notes

2036 tasting notes

Sipdown no. 70 for the year 2014.

The thing about this mixture is that it has so many humongoid pieces and you have to use so much to keep it from being too tart to drink that it doesn’t go very far. One 2 oz packet made exactly two pots of tea (approximately 7 servings).

I tried it on the kids tonight. No. 2 said it was too “lemony” by which I think he meant sour. No. 1 said it was good but didn’t really want to drink it.

The BF said that he really liked it and he thought it would be great to have around for sore throats. He claimed to like it better than the Strawberry Lemonade. No. 1 and I both prefer the Strawberry Lemonade. No. 2 abstained from comment.

Since it has been discontinued, it’s not something we can have around for sore throats. I did like it better this time around so I’m bumping the rating. But I doubt I would have reordered it much—two pots to a packet doesn’t really work for me.


You have very cute family tea moments , thanks for sharing them :-)


I’m glad you’re enjoying them—I mostly record them because I want to remember them and sometimes forget other people can read these. LOL.

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Another sample from denisend, and again, I made it up into iced tea.

Wow, this is very, puckering-ly, lemon. Who needs taste-buds lemon. Their description notes that it is a sweet and sour brew – I mostly got sour. Even when I sweetened it, it was still very “sour-lemon”.

I think I want to try this blended with something else (I know that’s what denisend does) because I can see how it would blend well. But I don’t know I’ll be drinking it straight again.


Ouch. My tongue’s getting wrinkly after reading your description. Tea that causes pain just shouldn’t be.


That was my experience of it too, I used honeybush to sweeten it up.


You should keep some on hand to serve your enemies if they ever drop by :D


LOL! Yeah, I don’t think I’ve ever done it straight! It’s very good with any breakfast blend for a sweet tea, and it’s also good with Teavana’s Raspberry Riot Mate. :-)

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Special Thanks to Meghann for this one, too!

This tastes like Lemon Water. Plain and Simple. Don’t get me wrong…I like lemon water and since this tastes like lemon water, I do like the taste of this…but…there isn’t anything tea-like about it…or in this case tisane-like. If there was another flavor I could pick out on this one other than the lemon – I would say a hint of apple.

Not bad tasting but not really what I was expecting or hoping for, per say.

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2009-11-22 7pm
Preparation Details:
Zarafina Tea Maker: Black, Loose, Strong, 2 cups water
-second steep of 2 scoop English Breakfast, 1 scoop Lemon Youkou (Teavana),
-half scoop of fresh leaves of each type added
Sweetened with 1/4 cup raw sugar, then iced and water added to make 1qt tea.

It’s weaker than the tea my husband had, with far fewer fruity notes. Still an excellent tea, but not an OUTSTANDING one.

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Finally picked this up after wanting to try it since my odd crave for lemon tea which doesn’t make sense in the first place because I don’t like lemons in my water..

Anyway, here goes real-time tea tasting..

It definitely smells lemony. And it certainly tastes like one! woa. I am officially drinking a lemon. Surprisingly it doesn’t have a strong tanginess to it… it’s pretty much just hot lemon water.
Dare I add honey? Yes, lets. Ok… now it just tastes funky and tangy. ew. Sorry about that. I don’t know if I should apologize to the tea or the honey..

Later: Blended it iced with a black tea, its still weird but my boyfriend liked it.

End: Best enjoyed by itself brewed light and sipped after something really chocolatey.

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Tried this hot several months ago, when I was feeling under the weather and feeling like a lemon tea might perk me up. It was too tart, and adding sweetener to it made it taste like hot lemonade.

Now that the weather here is sweltering, iced tea is a lovely treat. Unfortunately, I drink so much, if I’m not careful, I will be awake all night. An herbal tisane is an ideal iced drink in the evening.

It makes a lovely, pale yellow cup of iced tea. I can definitely taste the lemon and lime, though I’m not sure what the marigold did besides add color. I didn’t find the need to add sweetener, as it’s lovely enough on its own, though I imagine it would bring out the citrus flavor even more.

150 °F / 65 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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14 tasting notes

Blended with Adagio’s Dragonwell & iced. Pretty good! But still, a slight bitter aftertaste. Probably from steeping the green tea too hot/long.

185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Great tea iced or hot. Veeerrrry lemony :) Mixes well with Raspberry Riot Lemon Mate (Teavana). I drank mixed with silver needle and a lot of honey when I had a soar throat and it was very nice

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210 tasting notes

Did not care for this one.

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Oo. So not happy with this. I love lemon, but I find this tea so very sour. It’s not just the tartness of the lemon, but there’s something else, maybe the rosehips, that I find unpleasant in taste.

Before I give up completely, I promise to try adding plenty of rock sugar to the tea maker as suggested by a number of you. Perhaps proper sweetening will save this tea for me.

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