In the Mix

LemonTea serves up artful blends

April 7th, 2016

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I can’t remember the last time I’ve eaten a gummy bear. And now that I’ve tried the White Gummie Bear tea-lemonade from LemonTea Cafe, I think I’ll stick to drinking them.

Offered in 16-ounce ($4.55) and 20-ounce ($4.95) servings, I like mine with the cafe’s signature lemon tea made with black tea, honey and fresh lemon slices, but other options are available. LemonTea’s “lemonade mixologists,” as owner Alan Vuong describes them, are adept at creating the more than 20 flavors on the menu. Samples are provided before each drink is served to ensure satisfaction.

The first sip of a White Gummie Bear gives me Haribo candy flashbacks, but what I really like is how the drink changes as you work your way through it. Let it sit long enough for the ice to melt, and muddle the lemon to add dimension. It’ll make you wonder why you hadn’t started drinking black tea sooner.

LemonTea Cafe has locations at Pearlridge Center, inside Kakaako’s Salon Blanc and at Kamehameha Shopping Center. Keep up with the latest creations by following @lemonteahawaii on Instagram.

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