Is it just me or is the hype behind this just only that... a hype?
It took a long time before I finally got around to giving Happy Lemon a try. All the positive raves I was reading help built such high expectations from the cold tea shop -- expectations that were disappointingly not met.
I ordered the ever famous Green Tea with Rock Salt and Cheese (P80). I plunged my straw and took a sip and my mouth was greeted with cold blandness. A couple of stirs and poking of the powdered green tea atop the thick cheesy cream later, I finally got to taste the rock salt and cheese flavor which painted images of eating oysters on a bed of sodium chloride. This is it? I thought. It was the anticlimax of my heightened anticipation. It wasn't so bad, but I didn't find it that good either. Maybe the one with cocoa would better suit my taste?
Another letdown was the Mango Green Tea (P65). In all honesty, I have a hankering for coffee more than I do for tea. But still, it was just one big, sour taste. The mango lacked the sweetness that could somehow bring balance to the slightly bitter taste of green tea; instead it just imparted a flavor that bordered on acerbic.
Maybe I ordered the wrong drinks, perhaps there must be at least one or two others that would satisfy my preference. And I'm not saying I won't give it another go. But I suppose, until I find myself lining up again in their shop and discovering my "aha!" drink, I'd take Serenitea any day. Maybe you could suggest other flavors I could try?