One cannot resist the tart, lemony goodness of lemon meringue. We've captured this popular dessert-y favorite from its light, fluffy texture to its sweet, creamy finish. This sip-able fantasy is truly a guilt-free delight that can be shared at any time of day, on any occasion. Decadence indeed!
Ingredients: Organic Green Rooibos, Organic Orange Peel, Organic Rose Petals, Organic Cornflowers, Natural Flavors
Leaf Type: Rooibos (flavored)
Where to Purchase: Art of Tea
Suggested Brewing Tips:
Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon per 8oz serving
Water Temp: 206°F
Steep Time: 5 - 7 minutes
I'm fairly new to ordering from Art of Tea, I placed my first order during their Black Friday sale and came away with a bunch of samples in cute little tins. If you follow me on instagram then you likely saw the photo I posted when the order came in. Not only are these the perfect size for sampling, but the tins are great when I want to gift tea to someone, they're pretty classy looking. Even though I bought these back in November I haven't had much of a chance to crack into them yet. With spring coming soon I thought I would pull this one out as a reminder that spring is on its way, even if we currently have a ton of snow on the ground. There is something about Lemon Meringue that just screams springtime, perhaps it's the cheerful yellow color that is so appealing after a long bleak winter full of grey.
When I first opened the tin I was a bit surprised, while I certainly smelled citrus, it wasn't the lemon I was expecting, but rather orange. Upon closer inspection of the ingredient list I realized that lemon wasn't even listed as an ingredient, but orange peel was, which didn't leave me much hope for enjoying this tea. Oranges just so happen to make my top ten list of foods I don't enjoy in the slightest. Somehow I managed to miss this when I ordered my tea, knowing me I probably just saw the name, went ohhh Lemon Meringue, thought of awesome pies, and added this to my already overflowing shopping cart.
I know how my mind works and I should know better by now, but evidentially I don't.
In the end it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be, it's almost like a tart creamsicle and if you add a little sugar to it you have full creamsicle flavor in a cup of tea. I think that anyone who enjoys orange and is looking for a caffeine free option will enjoy this tea. It also makes a very tasty iced tea, I ran out of time to sit and enjoy my tea and put it in the refrigerator for later. When I noticed that the temperature was hovering in the mid 50's I decided to pull it out and give it a second chance. In Wisconsin mid 50's is definitely iced tea weather, for us that is a regular heat wave! It's such a shame that we're expecting snow and cold weather the rest of the week, but the warm weather reminds me that iced tea weather is almost here. I can't be the only one excited about this, can I?
My Rating: 68/100
Would I order this again? No. This was a little heavy on the orange for my tastes, but those of you who enjoy orange will love this blend.