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Republic of Tea Lemon Wintergreen Tea Review
A Very Powerful Lemon Tea
Summary : If you like lemon teas then, quite simply, you'll love this tea from The Republic of Tea. The mint flavor is a bit buried beneath the powerful lemon flavor, but even mint lovers should enjoy this nice blend of mint and lemon.
Review : The more I have it...the more I like it. What is it? Lemon teas! I've come to recognize that I'm a lemon-a-holic, if there is such a sad creature. I've begun to love lemons in just about anything...but especially in tea. For this reason, I'll basically try any tea that has lemon in it. And I'll leap out a tall building to try a tea like this one from the Republic of Tea that combines wintergreen (can we say wintergreen lifesavers?) with lemon!
And so it happened that I ended up with a sampler size of Lemon Wintergreen Herbal Tea, which I had ordered with my first major Republic of Tea purchase.
This tea contains the following ingredients : peppermint leaves, lemon verbena, spearmint, wintergreen, lemon peel, lemon grass, rose petals, lemon juice and wintergreen oil.
Here is the description of this tea as provided by Republic of Tea : "A smooth, subtle cup. The rose petals add a soft, lush quality to the blend while a dash of mint makes it comforting to the body and refreshing to the mind."
Now, as you can see, this tea contains quite the grocery list of all things "mint" and all things "lemon." I read the ingredients while the tea was brewing. Admittedly, I was quite curious to see how all these differing flavors would "mesh together." Would the peppermint dominate the flavor, as it often does? Or would the potent lemon flavor dominate the tea?
If you judge the tea strictly by its aroma before being brewed, you'll likely end up with the impression that I ended up with...that this is primarily a mint tea. One whiff of this tea and, well, can we say very strong aromatic and rather cool flavor of wintergreen?
Somewhat interesting, though, once the tea is brewed this tea primarily becomes a lemon tea. The flavor of wintergreen, along with the other mint flavors one might expect in this tea, sort of disappear into the landscape...never to be seen again.
Of course, if you are a lemon lover like myself, the disappearing wintergreen flavor isn't a huge loss. On the other hand, this tea smelled absolutely wonderful. And so, admittedly, I was a bit depressed that there was basically no wintergreen or any other mint flavor at all to this tea once brewed.
In short, once this tea has been brewed...it is a LEMON tea...period. It's a very good lemon tea, don't get me wrong. But if you are searching for a mint flavor in this tea, and in particular a wintergreen flavor, well...your are just out of luck.
Overall, this is a great tea for anyone who enjoys lemon teas. And I think that people who don't mind a "weak mint" flavor will also enjoy this tea. About the only people who will end up disappointed are people in search of the "wintergreen flavor," as you'll be hard pressed to find it in the tea once brewed!
Recommendation : Yes. If you enjoy lemon teas, there is no doubt that you will love this one. On the other hand, if you want a powerful mint flavored tea...and are intrigued by the "wintergreen flavor" in this tea, I have some sad news. You won't find a wintergreen flavor in this tea.
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