Lemon Vitality combines the soft, grassy flavours of Chinese green tea with an invigorating twist of zesty lemon. This fruity expression offers all the benefits of our much-loved green tea with an energising, citrus lift.
To create this revitalising blend, our Tea Masters source fine green teas from China’s Jiangxi, Anhui and Zhejiang provinces. Known as the ‘Golden Triangle’, this area is renowned for the quality of its green tea. We include high-quality Chun Mee in the blend – both silvery tips and leaf fannings – harvested in the early spring for a more delicate, sweet flavour. Chun Mee translates as ‘precious eyebrow’, a name inspired by the curled appearance of the dried tea leaves. With a nuttier taste than most green teas, Chun Mee brings a lovely character to this blend that pairs particularly well with citrus. We add real lemon peel and our unique lemon flavouring to this blend to give it a lovely citrus edge. It accentuates the soft green tea with a zing of refreshing lemon, resulting in a delightfully clean and invigorating brew.
The Great Taste Award judges also loved it, awarding it one star and praising it for being "a lovely combination of green sencha and citrusy lemon... a delicious blend".
Each teabag is individually foil-wrapped to bring you the freshest flavour. We recommend brewing the teabags in hot water at around 80 to 85°C – the ideal temperature for releasing the tea’s golden colour and menthol freshness, without drawing out any bitterness. Simply pour freshly boiled water into your cup or pot and leave it for two to three minutes before adding the teabag, or use a kettle with a variable temperature setting. Watch the tea infuse into a sunshine-yellow liquor, breathe in its grassy, citrusy aromas, and sip for a cleansing, revitalising pick-me-up. You can even serve it iced as a refreshing summer sip. Simply steep the teabag in hot water (with a little sugar to taste) then dilute with chilled water. Add ice and a slice of lemon to bring out the fresh flavours.
Awarded 1 Star at the 2020 Great Taste Awards.
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Origin*: China’s Jiangxi, Anhui and Zhejiang provinces - known as the ‘Golden Triangle’*Please note, subject to change due to seasonal variations.
Each and every morning, my favourite cup of tea would be English Breakfast. It’s strong, it’s coloury, it’s got a wonderful nutty flavour that I really do enjoy, and it takes the milk well.William Manning, Senior Tea Taster
In the UK Head Office we taste over 500 cups of tea every day, to search for the best quality teas available from around the world.Dominic Marriot, Tea Taster
Later on in the afternoon I might try something like a Darjeeling that has the muscatel flavour, or maybe even a high-grown Ceylon, but definitely my favourite brew, and the one that I drink the most of, is English Breakfast.William Manning , Senior Tea Taster