Tea for Tuesday #18
Sipology Limoncello Tea from Steeped TeaHey! Kaya here getting back to our roots of enjoying a good cup of tea with you, our followers and friends. Have you ever been to a Tupperware party or Thirty-One or Pampered Chef? Well, now there is also company that introduces you to all sorts of teas in the same way. It's called Steeped Tea. Xyra was invited to an online party this past fall and ordered three blends. The consultant, Jamie Zimmerman, was very nice and helpful in answering questions.
Today I'm going to show and review the Sipology Limoncello White Tea.
It's an "ultimate sip." (giggles) "White in shining armor." Remember white tea is hand picked before the plant's leaves open. It is minimally processed and very delicate.
Oh. Yum! It smells wonderful. Quite fruity and creamy. Like a citrus creamsicle.
Take a look; you can see all the ingredients.
The limoncello white tea blend has "white tea, orange slices, lime slices, calendula petals, and natural flavors."
All the details for brewing are on the back. Scoop one and a half teaspoons of tea into your favorite infuser. Pour hot water over the tea and let it steep for 4 or 5 minutes. This one says the leaves may be re-steeped up to 3 times. Let's go to it!
Here I have the tea in our clear pot.
Xyra has poured the water and we get to watch the leaves dance.
Done. See the delicate color of the tea. It's not a deep amber like most black teas, and not yellow-green like green teas. But a lovely light gold.
From the top you can see the unfurled leaves and take in the wonderful citrus aroma.
Seems we need a bigger cup. (giggles)
I have three cups ready to go. Let's taste.
The first is plain. Just the limoncello tea with no sweetener. (sips)
It's fresh and bright and lemony!
The second sip has regular table sugar. (sips)
The sugar does soften the edge of the citrus.
The third sip has honey. (sips)
Okay, that is nice, but reminds me, well, of the tea we drink when we're not feeling well.
I rate this one with 4 out of 5 stars.
Why not a five? Well, I think if you over steep this one there is no way to fix the sharp and sour flavor of the citrus; so you'll have to start over.
- I like this piping hot or cold; the lukewarm in between is not as pleasant.
- I have tried re-steeping and, as the bag instructs, 3 is the perfect number. 4 makes a very weak cup.
- A lovely, refreshing blend if you like citrus teas. If not, this blend is not for you.
Thanks for stopping and having a cup with us today!
Note: Tea Time with Melody Q is not affiliated with American Girl, Sipology, Steeped Tea, or Jamie Zimmerman (other than she is our consultant). The tea reviewed was purchased for our collection with our own funds. The review is unsolicited and comprised of our own opinions, thoughts, and words. Links are provided for educational and informative purposes. No purchase is required or suggested to enjoy the post. Should you be interested in learning more about Steeped Tea, the links will help point you in the right direction. Tea Time with Melody Q does not receive any funding if you click the links.