OK, this seemed like a really unusual approach to a chai. But I was certainly excited to try it because I love Lemon Meringue pie … and I love chai! And I had every confidence that Frank could pull this off.
Unfortunately, I found myself just a little bit disappointed by this chai. I found myself more enchanted by the idea of a lemon meringue chai than the actual execution of it.
It was tasty enough, but I found the base to be a bit too harsh. I think it would have been better to utilize the black tea blend as a base and then maybe add some extra Assam rather than go straight up Assam.
There’s a nice level of spice … not too spicy. I like the lemon touch, but I wanted some vanilla in this to give it more of a creamy lemon taste … like the taste of the lemon curd in a lemon meringue. And the marshmallow seemed to be a little overwhelmed by it all.
It was alright, but not my favorite chai from 52Teas.