Is there anything better than a cuppa tea on a winter morning? In my humble opinion, there’s not! Green tea is always my favourite, when it comes to early mornings, crisp air and gloomy weather…
My latest discovery was Lipton Green tea with the Lemon Macaroon (yes, the packaging says “Macaroon” instead of the “Macaron”, but I’m willing to overlook it) flavour. It sounds heavenly, but how does it taste?
The packaging strikes you with a straightforward claim: “Intensely fruity, delicate tea taste“, accompanied with a description, surely created by a marketing genius. “A unique blend of non-bitter green tea, gorgeous pieces of Lemon and the refined taste of crunchy macaroons.” Well, the tea is non-bitter indeed (sounds pretty amateurish though), but what about this gorgeousness of the lemon pieces? “Sinfully yummy.”
The box includes 20 paper tea bags in pyramidal shape.
Ingredients: Green tea, aroma, 2,9% lemon peel.
Scent: very soft, powdery. The tea smells delicately with a distinguishable note of citrus. No surprise, considering the ingredients.
Taste: sweet powdery, with a drop of lemony zest. The flavour of macaron is extremely prominent – much more prominent than what I would’ve expected. To be entirely honest, I found it too intense to my liking and a tad bit tiring (if flavours can be tiring, this is definitely it!). This is surely not tea for every day drinking, rather an occasional indulgence.
Serving: according to the “instructions” on the packaging, you are supposed to pour pre-heated to 90 degrees Celsius water over a tea bag and let it steep for 2 minutes. I would recommend 80 – it is the best way how to make your tea taste better, instead of bitter.
Energy level: 2-3 hours of pure energy 🙂
All in all, I found this tea pretty overwhelming for what it is. It’s a nice “dessert” tea if you are open to new unconventional flavours and like to experiment. This is definitely not your everyday tea, rather an occasional indulgence. If you are like me and like to have a little sweet treat with your tea, this might be a bit too much. Definitely not recommended paired with real macarons.
How do you like your tea? Do you prefer green or black? Are you a fan of flavoured tea? Let me know!