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Steep for 2-4 minutes, 175°F
For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.
All tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. How the leaves of the plant are processed and their level of contact with oxygen determines the type of tea. The more processing the leaves go through, the darker the leaves become, resulting in a distinctive color and taste characteristic. There are four main varietals of tea: black, green, white, and oolong. Tea contains substances called flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidant polyphenols. Antioxidant polyphenols help protect the body's cells from damage due to harmful molecules called free radicals. Regardless of the processing method, black, green, white and oolong teas all contain polyphenols. In fact, tea ranks as high as or higher than many fruits and vegetables in the ORAC score, a score that measures antioxidant potential of plant-based foods. Green tea is a variety of tea that has undergone minimal oxidation during processing, resulting inunique catechins, especially epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). Green tea has half the caffeine of black tea and varies widely in appearance and taste. Our green tea captures the fresh clean air of high mountain tea gardens and defines how green tea should taste. Fresh harvested leaves are skillfully steamed, rolled and pan-fired in a wok for the ultimate cup.
Average Customer Rating
I don't like green tea....but now I do! This is a really tasty tea. I normally go for all the fancy flavors and different brands, but they never strike me enough to buy them a second time. This one is different. In fact, I saved one of the wrappers so I would remember the name to order again. Like any green tea, you only steep 5 minutes total. The flavor is very mildly lemon. But this is one of those teas, that as soon as the cup cools enough, you find yourself chugging it like a soda pop because the taste is so satisfying. Try it. It will likely become a staple.
5/12/14 | Cindy, Midvale, UT
This will be one of my staple teas from Tea Forte. I love lemon and also green teas. This is wonderful. Even when I steep this longer than the recommended time it's not too powerful. Smells and tastes like REAL lemon without being overpowering. This is good any time of the day for me and i'm sure it would make a great iced tea as well. Love it
1/3/14 | Heather, Olean, NY
Brew time counts!
The first time I tried this tea, I walked away and over-steeped it. It came out bitter and not so pleasant. The second cup I timed and WOW! Deliciously lemony without tasting like a cleaning product! It's really great after a meal to cleanse the palette, or just as a sweet treat!
9/30/13 | Taryn, Minneapolis, MN
Mild Lemon Flavor
I am not a big fan of green tea, however this tea is making me change my mind about green tea. I prepare it by only heating the water to 175 and steeping for 2 minutes, yet there is still an undertone of green tea there, so just a small amount of sweetener and this tea is perfect. It is a milder flavor than what I was expecting, but pleasant nonetheless.
6/23/13 | Denise , Pomeroy, OH
I love this tea. It has a smooth lemon flavor with a hint of sweetness. If I wanted a 'lemon drop' in the form of tea, this would be it. I add a touch of stevia if I want to make it sweeter. Now that it is getting warmer, I can't wait to try it iced! I didn't know it was a green tea when I first bought it. It is not bitter at all!
5/3/13 | Amy, Montrose, CO
I wouldn't call this lemon sorbetti.
I was so eager to try this because I love lemon teas. But I was very disappointed because I could hardly taste the lemon. I think the name is misleading. It probably sold a lot due to the name.
4/6/13 | Katherine, Brooklyn, NY
Misses the mark
This tea which is supposed to replicate the lemon sorbet ices does not live up to its promise. I love both lemon teas and the lemon ices, so i thought i had found the perfect product. The lemon taste is muted and the tea leaves an after taste that is far from pleasant. I was excited when I saw this product and I now find myself struggling to get through the canister. Too bad, I will probably try the ginger lemongrass as I pursue my search for a delicious lemon tea.
3/17/13 | Kimberly , Nyack, NY
Great green tea!
This makes for a very refreshing cup of green tea. I definitely recommend it!
2/9/13 | Johanna, Rochester, NH
The caffeine level in a cup of tea can vary by tea type, steeping practices and even the particular tea harvest. We use the following designations as guidelines for the caffeine levels of our teas:
Robust, high caffeine teas; 50-100mg
Lower caffeine teas with shorter steeping times; 30-50mg
Tea/herbal blends with less than 30mg
Decaf tea retains a tiny amount of caffeine
Herbal teas are 100% caffeine free
These steeping guidelines produce the best results for our palates. Use them as a guideline, but you may certainly experiment and find the best results for yours.