Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Teas Etc.
With the zesty tart and citrus sweetness of its namesake, Meyer Lemon, this is a fresh look at an old classic. Meyer Lemon, a hybrid that combine the sweetness of orange and tartness of lemon, creates the perfect taste profile for a terrific cup of tea.
Layers of flavor are nicely supported with body and cup character in the base Indian Nilgiri black tea.
Perfectly suited to serve hot or cold evidenced by the 1st Place award received in the 2011 North American Tea Championship, Iced Tea Flavored Black Food Service Category!
One refreshing, delicious sip and you will see why this tea stood out above the competition.
I LOVE Meyer Lemons! Regular lemons, I like them alright, but I don’t go crazy for them the way I do Meyer Lemons. When Meyer Lemons are in season, I buy them by the box, and then proceed to make everything from lemon bars to lemonade. They become my flavoring of choice while they’re in season: I put thin slices of Meyer Lemons on top of broccoli or asparagus before I steam them and I marinate chicken breasts in peppered Meyer Lemon juice before I broil them. I’ve even made Meyer Lemon curd. Yummy!
So, perhaps it goes without saying that when I find a Meyer Lemon flavored tea, I BUY! And that’s exactly what happened while I was browsing Teas Etc.’s website a couple of weeks ago (whilst looking for information about their Key Lime Coconut tea).
And this tea does not disappoint. Teas Etc. has managed to capture the essence of the Meyer Lemon very well. It is a very pleasing balance of tart and sweet, just like a Meyer Lemon. It tastes bright and sunny. Delicious!
The black tea base is a Nilgiri tea, which was a pleasant surprise! I was expecting a Ceylon. I really like how the Nilgiri stands up in this blend, not content to let the Meyer Lemon do all the work. The flavoring is not overdone and does not overwhelm the robust flavor of the Nilgiri.
This tea is wonderful served hot, but, it is a STUNNER as an iced tea. If you enjoy Meyer Lemons, you really have to try this tea! I love it!
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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