Sencha Lemonade - Café Couture
"Café Couture believes not only in premium quality but good health, too. All their blends are carefully crafted with health benefits in mind; they include explanations with each product description. Their entire infrastructure is designed around offering premium quality. One of their missions is to develop awareness that origin and quality matter with tea, just like with wine."
Steep Time: 2 minutes
First Sip Thought: "A summer refresher."
Smell: Pleasant, yet soft lemon aroma. It reminds me of a day at the beach relaxing on the warm sand under the sun watching the waves from the lake all while sipping on a refreshing cool glass of lemonade. Every time the glass would be brought close enough to sip, a tart lemon scent would linger. That's the memory I get when breathing in this tea.
Taste: This sencha is nutty and vegetal with some sweetness on its own. There is also a hint of astringency, something I enjoy. Diving into the lemon aspects of this sencha, I was really impressed that there was lemon peel and lemongrass as ingredients and not just "lemon flavouring" which would probably throw off the entire tea. The lemon is quite mild and lovely. With the sweetness from the sencha and the tarty flavours from the lemon, this tea also reminded me a bit of lemon drop candies. Overall, this is a well-balanced blend. I would love to drink this tea iced with a splash of actual lemonade next time. I think that would make the perfect summer refresher!
Verdict: 4.5 out of 5 tea leaves
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