Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea review and this time around I’m going to be reviewing Tiger Tea Co’s – Lemonhead blend. So far I’ve tried two blends from Tiger Tea Co and I’ve loved them both so I definitely went into this tasting session with high expectations. Unlike the other two blends I’ve tried that were dessert blends with black tea as the base, this one has a green tea based blend and rather than a dessert theme this one is all about lemon! As a lover of lemon when it’s done right in teas I was eager to see if I was going to enjoy this one and whether or not all of its separate lemon elements resulted in a well balanced cup.
Here’s what Tiger Tea Co themselve have to say about this blend over on their website: ” Lemonhead – Green Tea awoken by 5 layers of Lemon, When life gives you lemons…”
Ingredients: Green tea, lemon verbena, lemon grass, lemon leaves, lemon pieces, hibiscus, jasmine flowers.
Tea Tasting Notes
For this tasting session I had this tea prepared three ways: on its own (hot), on its own (iced) and then hot with honey added. Going into this session I really thought that I was going to enjoy this the most iced but out of all of the cups that I had I think my favourite was the hot cup I had without anything added to it. I thought that because this blend has five different lemon elements in it that it’s was going to be too much for me. I also thought the lemon element were going to overpower the green tea but this blend is so perfectly balanced.
I’ll be honest, other than the green tea and the lemon elements I couldn’t pick out the hibiscus or the jasmine flowers but you know my opinions on those ingredients so I’m actually pretty glad that I couldn’t pick them out. The green tea base is soft and light and provided a nice subtly vegetal base to this blend that paired perfectly with the lemon elements. I think had that green tea been stronger and had much more prominent vegetal notes the balance in this blend would have been lost so it was definitely a good choice on behalf of Tiger Tea Co.
When it comes to the lemon aspects of this blend they were prominent and definitely the star of the show but rather than being overpowering and too sharp they were actually rather soft and sweet with not sharpness to them at all. Which pairs perfect with the lighter green tea base and doesn’t overpower any of its best notes. The subtle natural sweetness provided by the lemon was enough sweetness for me and the cup I had with honey was actually too sweet so I honestly don’t think this needs any sweetener added into it at all. For me it throws everything off balance and because this blend is light and soft it doesn’t take much to throw it off balance at all so you have to be quite careful with it.
When I had this blend iced I cold brewed it for a few hours and after trying it hot and loving it, I was really interested to see how the flavour profile would change when I prepared it a different way. I was expecting the lemon notes to get stronger at least but honestly I feel like nothing changed at all and the flavour profile of the cold brewed cup was pretty much the exact same as the hot cup I had. I definitely works iced though and I think iced it would be a great tea to drink on a warm spring afternoon. I think everything in my head told me this was going to taste like those lemonhead sweets and be overly lemony, sharp and sour but it actually taste more like sherbet lemons which I love so I’m not complain at all. It could have very easily gone completely the other way and ended up smelling and tasting like lemon floor cleaner. Tiger Tea Co did a very good job with this blend I’m really thankful I was given the chance to try it out. I’ve had plenty of black teas with lemon but hardly any green teas so this was a new-ish combo to me, it’s definitely inspired me to try and find more lemon green tea blends.
Overall Teacup Rating: 4.8/5
If you want to find out more about Tiger Tea Co and purchase some of this blend to try yourself, you can do both here. 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 do my best to 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*