Tuesday Tea Time: Teavana Strawberry Lemonade Loose-Leaf Herbal Tea Review

2/26/2013

Teavana Strawberry Lemonade Loose-Leaf Herbal Tea Review — A Modern Mrs.
I did it! I tried my first loose-leaf tea last weekend. On Saturday, one of my oldest {not in terms of age} and dearest friends came over with her assortment of loose teas, and one of those teas was Teavana's Strawberry Lemonade Herbal Tea. With a name like that, I had to try it!

Now, I don't have any loose tea-type equipment, so we had to get crafty. P's {my friend, remember} genius approach was to use a coffee filter {more on that in a bit}, but before I get into the mechanics, let's take a moment to see what Teavana has to say about this tea:
Lemonade will never be the same since we came up with this sweet, sour, punchy mix of strawberry slices, golden delicious apples, zingy citrus, sweet rosehips and bright marigold petals. They'll line up around the block for this amazing fruit-filled lemonade that is a sensation when served over ice. SUPERFRUIT ENHANCED. Refreshing lemon infusion with sweet strawberry undertones.
Availability: Teavana Stores, teavana.com, amazon.com
Price: $6.80 and up.

Teavana Strawberry Lemonade Loose-Leaf Herbal Tea Review — A Modern Mrs.
The tea looks a bit like dried fruit, which makes sense. It has a light aroma, and it's recommended you use 1.5 teaspoons per 8 oz. of water. As I previously mentioned, I don't have any loose tea equipment. No strainers or nifty teapots {like this one from last week}, so P suggested we make a tea bag using a coffee filter and string. Very MacGyver-ish, eh? It worked like a charm!

Teavana Strawberry Lemonade Loose-Leaf Herbal Tea Review — A Modern Mrs.
Once our water had come to a boil, we poured it over our homemade tea bag, then used a spoon to keep it from popping up so it could steep. We steeped for about six minutes, allowing the bag to rise every now and again, stirring occasionally, then enjoyed. I drank it as-is, no sweeteners, and was delightfully surprised to find it tasted exactly like a strawberry lemonade! Only hot, of course.

Teavana Strawberry Lemonade Loose-Leaf Herbal Tea Review — A Modern Mrs.
Teavana Strawberry Lemonade Loose-Leaf Herbal Tea Review — A Modern Mrs.
The color resembled honey, light in color, just like its taste. It smells of strawberry, which is the very flavor I noticed first. As it goes down you get that "zingy citrus", and you finish with what I believe to be the rosehips. I couldn't put my finger on the finishing flavor until I read the description. It's fun and refreshing, even when hot, but won't be disappointing after it cools. {I drink beverages very slowly, so it's not uncommon for my teas to need a reheating.} In fact, this tea would be great over ice. It's a win-win!

Teavana didn't disappoint with their Strawberry Lemonade Loose-Leaf Herbal Tea. It smells lovely, tastes divine, and was everything they claimed it would be. Having never tried a Teavana tea prior to this, I was happily impressed enough to be interested in their other flavors, such as Acai Matetini Mate Tea, or Opus Rouge Rooibos Tea!

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2 comments

  1. I read Lemonade and just knew I had to try this (even though ive had bad luck with fruit teas) I have a tea pot for loose teas, I think I need to order this to try it

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  2. Honestly, Kristen, I think you'll enjoy this one! It's very light, but flavorful.

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