Oprah is a symbol across the world. Her image and name evoke smiles on the faces of women everywhere from the thoughts of inspiration and achievement Oprah presents. Oprah has a list of 'favorite things' she likes to share with her guests. Among them have been some of the teas from Talbott Teas, including this Luscious Lemon Meringue.
|Blend Name||Luscious Lemon Meringue|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Price per Package||$12.00 USD|
|Quantity||~ 2 oz|
|*Flavor, Aroma, Boldness|
Talbott Teas is pretty well known now for their involvement with Oprah Winfrey's television variety show and her magazine "O." They're also involved with Donald Trump's tea line which continues to gain popularity. Still their relative public notoriety hasn't translated into wider industry acknowledgement. Unfortunately.
The loose material for this tea is made of plenty of red South African rooibos, blended with lemongrass and calendula petals. It makes for a rather pretty sight. The liquor turns a nice robust rustic red-brown once brewed.
The dry leaf aroma is subtle and sweet with hints of fresh apple, sweet rooibos and only the slightest hint at a lemony tartness. Once brewed the scents combine to remind me of a light apple cider, only less spicy. There's a top note of sweetness with notable undertones of nectarine and citrus.
On the palate this Luscious Lemon Meringue offers only slightly more play. The sweetness comes with a bit of fresh citrus notes throughout. The flavor is coated with a touch of spice and hints of honey and apricot.
This is not a strong tea. Those looking for a pick-me-up will not find it here. Without caffeine this blend is great for those who need to avoid it, but not ideal as a breakfast beverage. For a sweet touch with an afternoon snack or as a light all-day drink this tea fits well.
Fans of rooibos, lemongrass teas and dessert teas may enjoy this blend.