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Adagio Teas Lemon Grass Herbal Tea Review

It Looks Like Lawn Clippings, But Has A Great Lemon Taste!

Summary : A pleasant tasting lemon flavored herbal tea that is, essentially, made of grass! Don't knock it til you try it...this tea is quite tasty even though the "tea leaves" look exactly like dried lawn clippings!

Review : If you are like me, drinking a tea that contains leaves that essentially looks like lawn clippings is probably not the highest priority in your life. And if it is, well, welcome to the "no-life" club. Yet, I found myself in such a situation on a late Sunday night. With nothing to do, and in the mood for lemon, I rummaged around for a lemon tasting tea and found this Lemon Grass Tea from Adagio Teas.

Lemon Grass Leaves

I'll be very honest. I was not inclined to like this tea right from the beginning. After all, the "tea leaves", if you want to be charitable and call them that, looked almost exactly like dried lawn clippings! No joke, here, either. For better or for worse, I'll always remember this tea as the "lawn clipping" tea.

The aroma of the tea did little to lift my confidence either. You could indeed smell a bit of lemon in this tea. But really, it sort of reminded me of what dried lawn clippings smelled like too! Not necessarily a good sign, if you ask me.

This is how Adagio Teas describes this tea on their website : "Dried lemon grass leaves to make a zesty, refreshing drink that is highly satisfying both hot and cold. A native of South East Asia, Lemon Grass was introduced to these parts with the growing popularity of Thai cuisine. It has a light lemony taste, with slight hint of ginger. And is known to lift a sagging spirit, as well as aid digestion. Recent studies also show that Lemon Grass has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Best of all, it tastes great. If you have yet to try it, we recommend it highly."

All this from leaves that look like dried lawn clippings? Hmmmm....well, if you say so. And oh, by the way, I have a bridge to sell you in Nome, Alaska, too.

Still, I had the tea, so nothing ventured is nothing gained and I pressed on to give this rather exotic looking tea a try. And you know what, kudos to Adagio Teas for pretty much describing this tea pretty much exactly as it tasted.

At the end of the day, this tea is indeed a light tasting lemon tea, with a hint of ginger too. It looks light. It tastes light. And there is no bitterness in the taste. In short, the tea goes down nice and smooth.

All said and done, I had no complaints at all about this tea. If you can break free from the "look" of the tea leaves, anyone who enjoys a lemon tea like I do should also enjoy this tea.

Recommendation : Yes. A rather unique taste. And if you like lemon, it's a pretty sure thing that you'll enjoy this tea. This tea tastes very light and has little after-taste, so it does make for a nice bedtime tea too.

Tea Information and Brewing Instructions

  • Tea Reviewed : Herbal Lemon Grass Tea
  • Manufacturer : Adagio Teas
  • Available from : Adagio Teas
  • Type of Tea : Herbal Tea
  • Leaf Type : Loose Leaf
  • Date of Review : December 4th, 2006
  • Tea Rating :
  • Brewing Instructions : Use one teaspoon (probably a bit more, since the peppermint leaves are quite large) of tea leaves. Pour 1 cup (5.5 ounces, but 6 works quite nicely) of water heated to 180 degrees over the leaves. Let the tea brew for 7 minutes. Enjoy.

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