Monday, June 17, 2013
Bigelow, Lemon Lift Decaf Tea
Sipped throughout the day, tea quenches, soothes, satifies... and delivers healthful antioxidants. We have blended this tea with just the right amount of lemon and a dash of spice. It is deliciously refreshing hot or iced.
Decaffeinated black tea, natural lemon flavor (soy lecithin), spice
Actually, the picture I selected for this one isn't what I bought. I got this in a variety pack containing 3 bags each of 6 decaffeinated teas - a total of 18 bags. According to the label for Lemon Lift each bag contains 1.9 g of tea. The variety pack, however, contains only 1.67 g per bag. At 1.9 g, most people can use a 10-12 ounce cup and get a decently strong cup. At 1.67 g, I highly recommend using a smaller 6-8 ounce cup.
I did not realize there was a difference in the bag sizes. Always check the net weight and divide by the number of bags to see what you are getting, then size your cup accordingly. I did not do this when I grabbed the box. Upon opening the lid, I knew something was up, as it was only 2/3 full. So I grabbed my 6 ounce Corelle cup for this session.
This smells lemony and spicy. Not as spicy as Constant Comment, but spicy. I never add fresh lemon to hot tea, but this does not really smell like a slice of lemon to me. Its aroma, to me, is more lemon grass. It is a pleasant scent.
In the taste, I catch light cinnamon and something else. I cannot single out the taste of the black tea. It is just part of the mix. As in the scent, this does not taste like a fresh slice of lemon in the tea. It is more like a gooey lemon snack crumb cake or something similar. I liked it for that reason. It is more of a dessert treat without the guilt.
When I first began to buy tea, this is one of the four (all Bigelow) that I would grab. It is still an enjoyable cup.