So, strangely… Missy made two cups of this, one for me, one for her. From the exact same sample bag from Sandy. And they taste very, very different.
Mine is fantastic. It’s got the perfect lemon drop flavor (there’s some stevia added). It’s tart and refreshing, absolutely delicious.
Missy’s, on the other hand, has this weird bitterness. The lemon flavor (the ‘citral’ molecule), is harsher, more prevalent, and really not as enjoyable.
I’m not sure how it happened, but it did. She brewed it in the ingenuitea, and hers is the ‘first’ portion to come out, mine was the second. She just mixed them together and we both now have fairly pleasant cups.
Not saying I’d every really want to drink lemon myrtle straight. But now I kind of want a cup of straight lemongrass to compare.