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Lemon tea blends: flavor highlights
There’s a lot to love about lemon tea. For starters, its bright, zippy aroma and flavor instantly refresh the spirits. At the same time, it manages to be just the right amount of soothing, helping you deal with sore throats and headaches a little better. Lemon is among the most versatile herbal ingredients out there, and it’s no surprise that the range of lemon teas on the market is practically endless. You’ll find everything from herbal mixes of lemon peel, lemongrass, sage, chamomile, ginger and floral additives, to caffeine free rooibos or Chinese white teas laced with lemon verbena, to delicate green teas with their freshness enhanced with a dash of lemon, to strong black teas rendered uplifting with hints of lemon peel or lemon oil.
The herbal healer
The medicinal properties of lemon were historically channeled through its use in a number of cuisines around the world, especially in the Far East. Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants. It is effective against colds and coughs, helps in calming the nerves, and relieves symptoms of fatigue.
Lemon based teas are “uplifting”, “soothing” and “easy on the palate”. On account of the endless variety of lemon teas on the market today, the notes and textures you can expect to find in your cup could be “dreamy and desserty”, “pleasing and soothing”, “snappy and citrusy”, or “fragrant with a bit of a bite”. Take your pick; all lemon teas are usually “great hot or iced”, and “are delicious with ginger root and honey”.
Lemon as an ingredient is unmatched in its versatility, so all we can suggest is that you try the numerous interesting herbal and black, green or white tea based blends on the market today. The same variety of lemon tea can double up as a soothing hot brew and a refreshing iced drink. Don’t forget to sweeten your lemon tea with honey, for that all-time favorite combination of sweet-sour goodness!
- A delicious blend inspired by the Chinese ancients, who blended their teas with the essences of fruits and flowers. Taylors have combined black tea with the sweet, tangy flavour of citrus fruits for a tea to enjoy at any time of the day..