Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing Tipson Tea’s – Matcha Honey & Lemon. A while a go now I tried their Matcha Masala Chai for this series and I quite enjoyed that one which did shock the tea snob inside of me a little bit. My plan after trying that one and posting my review was to jump into trying the rest of them straight away and have the reviews up before 2019 was over but sadly that wasn’t the case because as you all know I had to push back a lot of the reviews I wanted to do in the later half of 2019 because of my health getting worse. So I wanted to make sure I got the rest of the teas that Tipson very kindly sent me to try out reviewed as soon as possible so over the next few weeks you will probably see them pop up here on my blog a few times.Here’s what Tipson Tea have to say about this particular blend over on their website: ”Organic Matcha, Organic Green tea, Organic Lemongrass and natural lemon and honey are complimenting ingredients, which will add long term benefits to your overall wellbeing. This sought-after Organic Matcha tea has been joyfully combined with the other ingredients to elevate its quality and nutrients. Brimming with anti-oxidants, minerals, EGCG and vitamins, this Organic Matcha tea is a perfectly healthy start to your day.”
Ingredients: Organic Matcha with organic green tea, organic lemongrass and natural flavour lemon and honey.
Tea Tasting Notes
Smooth, slightly vegetal and clean. The lemon was quite strong but not over powering and the natural honey element did add a subtle natural sweetness. I’m honestly mad for lemon and teas with lemon in them right now so I think I knew going into this that I was going to enjoy that part of it. I enjoy the tea base used for these bagged blends and I love that the leaves and other ingredients are dusted in Matcha. It definitely doesn’t need any added sweetness and is definitely a blend I will reach for when I’m feeling nauseated as often times its my migraines that are causing that and I need something quicker than loose leaf tea.
I would have like the green tea to come through a little more as the lemon was definitely the star of this show and It was missing a strong vegetal base. Just like the Masala Chai blend I tried from Tipson the green tea Tencha base was light, subtly vegetal and clean but it could have done with being a bit stronger. After doing my twelve days of Teamas in December just past I have become a huge fan of pure green tea and ever since I’ve been reaching for it more and more and I now appreciate it much more than I ever did before so if that part of this blend would have been stronger it would have been perfect for me.
Considering this blend had lemon in it I didn’t even try adding milk into it, it would split it straight away. even if it didn’t have lemon in it the green tea base is too light and would be completely drowned out with the addition of milk. I’m yet to try this iced but I can imagine it would probably be quite refreshing, although you would just have to use a few bags to get any kind of strength from it. Like I said previously I would reach for this tea if I were sick but other than that I deffinelty wouldn’t reach for it over other teas I have. There is just something missing when it comes to these teas from Tipson all of their blends just need a bit more oomph! in every aspect honestly. I just wish they were a bit more complex and all of their elements including the green tea base had more depth. They have all be rather one noted.
Overall Teacup Rating: 3.5/5
If you want to find out more about Tipson Tea and purchase some of this tea for yourself, you can do both here you can do both here (for the US) and here (for the UK). As always if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley
*The Tea featured in this post was gifted to me for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own and have not been paid for*