Glazed Lemon Pound Cake Tea. Doesn’t that sound delicious? Today’s review is Glazed Lemon Pound Cake Tea from Savannah Sweet Tea (Dora Charles). Here is what I thought. 🙂 Enjoy!
The Tea: Glazed Lemon Pound Cake
Right off of the bat (or should I say right out of the bag haha), I noticed a very strong and sweet aroma as soon as the bag was opened. It was a bit too strong of a smell for me, as my sinuses can get a bit triggered by strong scents. I actually got a bit of a migraine because I am fairly sensitive to strong smells. However, my mom smelled it and she liked it overall. The scent persisted as I poured the water in as well.
The taste of the tea is very different from the tea aroma (Hallelujah!!). In the front of my mouth, I can taste the lemon and vanilla hints but as the tea travels to the back of my mouth, I can definitely taste the licorice root. I find that the taste of licorice root usually lingers more to the back of the throat and I would love to know if others taste licorice root in the same place of the mouth like me. (Kind of odd, isn’t it) I am extremely glad that this tea was different from my expectations, usually unique flavored teas (like Glazed Lemon Pound Cake or birthday cake etc) are full of sweeteners to try and match the flavor and sweetness of the attempted flavor. But this tea really embodies its flavor without the annoying fake sweetness, I really respect and enjoy that. I do think that the experience of drinking this tea is more one-sided, I loved the taste but the smell was not my favorite. I really wished the tea had a less intense aroma as it did ruin the experience for me, and I ended up having to give much of this tea away due to my sensitivity.
There was another aspect of the tea that I was slightly sad about. I just wrote an article about Natural Flavors in tea, Natural Flavors | Why is it in my Tea?!. So, I was hopeful that the ingredient list would exclude the flavoring blanket term. I understand that it can be necessary and unavoidable with some companies/suppliers but nonetheless, not my favorite term to use.
Ingredients: Green Rooibos, Licorice Root, Chamomile, Ginger, Flavoring, Apple pieces, Orange Peel, Rose Petals
Analyzation of the Price:
This tea is available on Amazon for $4.95 for 15 pyramid tea sachets. That balances out to about $0.33 per sachet. I really think this is a great deal, especially if you have Amazon Prime.
Analyzation of the Packaging:
I do not usually include an analyzation of the packaging but I really like the packaging of this product and wanted to highlight one main thing. As previously stated, this tea has a very strong aroma. But I could not smell it at all until I opened the bag. For me, that shows very good quality packaging. This tells me that I can rely on this packaging and will not have to transfer the tea sachets to a more airtight container immediately.
Another day, another tea review. What did you think? Thank you again for all of the support I get from doing these tea reviews and in general on my blog. I really appreciate every person who stops and reads. Happy Brewing!