Leaf Type: Herbal Tisane
Where to Buy: Stash Tea
An artfully crafted herbal blend of rosehips, lemongrass, orange peel, hibiscus, Meyer lemon oil and safflower. Meyer lemons are a cross between a lemon and mandarin orange. They are a burst of lemon flavor without the lip-puckering tartness. The juicy lemony taste and fragrant aroma of this tea is a delight any time of day, hot or iced.
I don’t usually get all excited when it comes to herbal blends, particularly bagged herbal blends. But when I found this tea on the Stash website last week, I knew I had to try it! I absolutely adore Meyer Lemons!
Just as the product description above suggests, Meyer Lemons are a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange. They look like lemons, and taste a little bit like them too, but they are a bit sweeter. Not quite as pucker-y sour as a regular lemon.
I was a little disappointed to find that this herbal blend contained hibiscus. As I’ve said on many occasions, I’m not real crazy about hibiscus. But here, it’s added well. It adds only a little color and tartness to an already tart blend of Meyer Lemons, lemongrass, and orange peel.
So, yes, this is a tart cup. Quite tart … even pucker-y tart. But, it’s actually an enjoyable tartness because it’s a lemony tartness. I love the way the lemon tastes in this blend – so beautifully bright, like the sunshine! It tastes a bit like Meyer Lemonade! Yum!
Since this is a bit like lemonade, I recommend serving it iced. It is really good hot too (and it’s quite soothing for a sore throat), but I like it better chilled with just a little sugar (or agave nectar if you have it!) If you like Meyer Lemons or are just looking for a deliciously tart tisane – give this one a try. It’s quite refreshing!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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