A few months ago, my mother, her boyfriend, my boyfriend (his name’s Kevin and I’ll just use it because it’s easier than typing out “my boyfriend” ever single time xD) and I set out to Victoria on Vancouver Island for my uncle’s wedding. We stayed in a beautiful little townhouse literally right near the water, instead of staying at a hotel. We took the ferry over from Vancouver and we arrived in the evening. Kevin and I decided we would make breakfast the next day for everyone, so we told my mother and she gave us some money to get groceries for us for the entire trip and we went to Walmart that night. Since both my mother’s boyfriend and I drink tea instead of coffee, I searched around Walmart for a green tea for the two of us. Now, I’m not sure how it is in the United States, but Tetley tea is sold at basically any grocery store here in Vancouver, and a ton of other cities in Canada as well. It’s very common and popular, and decently priced. It’s not the cheapest tea you can get, but it’s also not over-priced. I found Tetley’s green teas, and purchased the Honey Lemon Ginseng one, as I love the taste of ginseng and honey in my green tea, and hoped for the best.
Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised. The aroma was very pleasant, and its flavor was simple yet delicious. It even surprised me when I realized that it had a gentle minty aftertaste, which didn’t last long, but yet somehow added to the flavor of the tea. The lemon to honey ratio was on point, neither overpowered the other, rather they complimented each other quite well. Be careful about how long you brew though, this tea can get very bitter if left steeping too long. I found that adding real honey or brown sugar can actually liven up the taste a bit more, for personally, I found it to be a bit bland.
Overall, I highly recommend this tea if you are looking for a decently priced, delicious green tea. Oh green tea; You and your abundance of antioxidants that are a healthy choice for tea drinkers everywhere.
Rating: 8/10 😀