Tea Review: Lipton Green Tea Lemon Macaroon

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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?

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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 – Β 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.

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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 πŸ™‚

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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!

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6 thoughts on “Tea Review: Lipton Green Tea Lemon Macaroon

  1. northernteaist

    Hi there.

    I kind of bounce around between different tea types depending on the time of day and my mood at the time, but generally speaking I start off the day with green (more caffeine!) and finish off with darker tea ( Oolong or Pu-erh ).

    These days the only flavoured teas I drink are mint-laced green teas or an Indian style chai masala. This might be because at one point I drank Jasmine so often I sort of put myself off it..! πŸ™‚

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    • beautyandt

      Hey, thanks for your comment. I have the same story with Jasmine – I think I “overdosed” when I was younger, and now I cannot help myself but smell perfume every time I get a jasmine tea served! πŸ™‚

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  2. Lucija

    Yay, wonderful first post and so well written! πŸ™‚
    I don’t wake up with tea because I just like coffee too much but when I decide for an afternoon tea I go for either green tea, black tea or fruit tea but the latter one is always some kind of berry one – I prefer a slightly sour taste instead of too sweet.

    Lucija
    http://coffeeandlux.com

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    • beautyandt

      Hey, thanks a lot for your feedback! I cannot believe it took me so long to start, but thanks for your support anyways! πŸ™‚ There’re many technical perks that I am still struggling with, I hope I’ll manage to solve them as I go πŸ™‚

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