The tea featured in this picture is Black Tea Lemonade from Supple Skin Boutique. It's a Texas tea, and I'm really looking forward to trying more local teas. I picked this one up on an impulse during my last grocery trip. I spent about ten minutes in the tea/coffee aisle trying to decide on which tea. This particular one caught my eye because I love flavored teas, and lemonade is something I really enjoy with my tea. Also, this tea is a detox tea for your liver, and I figured that couldn't hurt after college.
Honestly, I was a little disappointed with this tea. It's a solid tea on the black tea side, but I really expected more of a lemony taste. There really wasn't a clear citrus tang at all. Not even a hint. When I pick up flavored teas, I certainly don't want the flavor to overwhelm the tea, but I definitely expect at least a hint of it when I take a sip. The aftertaste had a (very) slight hint of lemon to it, but it wasn't enough for me. As for the detoxing properties, only time (and more tea!) will tell. I don't think I'll be picking it up again any time soon.
It certainly looks nice in my teacup, though. This is the most delicate teacup I have with me in the apartment. Most of my tea-drinking apparatuses are mugs. They travel better, and people keep giving me mugs. In fact, I'm drinking out of this owl one right now. Adagio's pomegranate green. A review for another day. As adorable as these mugs are, though, I really miss my teacups. Tea seems to taste better when served in one.
What's your go-to hot beverage container? Do you prefer mugs over teacups? I'd love to hear from you!