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Review: Good Earth Lemongrass Green Tea

Tea Type: Bagged
Temperature: below boiling point
Steeped: 2 minutes
Served: Nothing added

It seems like the flavor of lemongrass is one of those things that either you love it or you hate it. I love it! In this tea, i found the lemongrass flavor to be subtle rather than punch-you-in-the face. This might be because I didn’t steep it for long, trying not to end up with bitter green tea. The result was a light and fragrant tea, prefect for looking towards spring. I often drink green tea in the afternoon, because I like the way it tastes and it has less caffeine. Good Earth Lemongrass Green Tea made a nice afternoon treat!

Give this tea a try if you like green tea, like me! Be warned, however, if you are looking for a lot of lemongrass, you wont find it here. This tea would be better suited for those who like a hint of lemongrass or are just trying it out. Also, lemongrass is supposed to repel mosquitoes, so that’s a bonus – bring it with you into the back yard!

Taste: 3.5 of 5 tea leaves – A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 4 of 5 tea leaves – This tea requires very little effort.

Green Tea Shortbread Cookies

… just in time for Mother’s Day!  Remember folks, it’s coming up THIS Sunday.  I’m sure you have planned something super great for the wonderful moms in your life, but how about adding one more little thing?  These unique and delicious shortbread cookies:

Cooked Cookies

The recipe comes from Martha Stewart (of course) and can be found here.  While making these cookies we did not video ourselves, but you can check out a video of Martha and chef Ellen Greaves making them.  I assure you that in our kitchen we looked equally as gracefully and tidy as these talented bakers look.  Promise.

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First you will need tea!  Green tea powder to be exact.  This powered is easy to work with and makes these cookies a super cute great color!  Obviously, I didn’t have this at home (when do I ever have all the ingredients for a recipe? Never, that’s when.) So, I improvised.  I used Good Earth’s Super Green tea.  This does have some matcha (a type of green tea powder) in it, so I get points there.  It also has citrus, so I should get points for creativity there too!

GTSB Batter

Then you mix together all the other stuff you need.  Yum!

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Then you do a bunch of other stuff, like chill the dough, cut the dough and roll it out.  All found in Martha’s recipe.  She is much better at describing this sort of thing.  THEN! Then you cut them into your (or your mother’s) favorite shapes.  I like cats, so I made them all cats! Too cute! Then you bake them, let them cool and eat them.  Or package them up and give them to you ever deserving mother. Happy Mother’s Day!

Review: Good Earth Organic Apricot Ginger Black Tea

Overall Rating:

Taste: 3.5 of 5 tea leaves – A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 5 of 5 tea leaves – This tea is easy to make.

Abby says:

Temperature: @212 (boiling point)
Steeped: Left tea bag in the cup
Served: Nothing added

I’m no stranger to Apricot flavored beverages. In fact, my favorite beer is Ithaca Apricot Wheat. So when I saw that Good Earth had an Apricot Ginger black tea AND it was organic, I was all over it! Unlike some of Good Earth’s other teas, I found this one to be more mild in flavor. While it steeped the smell of zesty ginger and sweet apricot was nice, but not strong. I found the taste to be similar. I liked how well the spicy ginger, the sweet apricot and the nutty black tea blended together. It all combined to make an easy to drink and interesting tea.

Taste: 3.5 of 5 tea leaves – A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 5 of 5 tea leaves – This tea is easy to make.

Katie says:

Temperature: @212 (boiling point)
Steeped: Left tea bag in the cup
Served: A bit of sugar

First, let me say, this tea is NOT good with milk. It’s a good thing Abby gave me 2 samples because at first I added milk and, yuck! I’m not sure why I thought milk was a good idea but it wasn’t. My second cup, with just a hint of sugar was much better. I, like Abby, found that the ginger and apricot were a nice combination. It could have been a bit stronger but was still overall a nice tea.

Taste: 3.5 of 5 tea leaves – A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 5 of 5 tea leaves – This tea is easy to make.

Vote for Abby!

Last week I entered one of my favorite tea quotes for Good Earth’s ‘Tag, you’re it!” tea bag quote contest and it was picked as one of the 50 finalists! Now, voting for the quotes is open to the public.  The 25 quotes with the most votes win and will be added to the Good Earth tea bag tags!  So exciting! So head on over the to contest and vote for me! Please, pretty please!  My quote is “Tea is my happy place”  So true, right?

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