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!