I picked this one up with my first Leaves of the World order, mostly as an afterthought since they hadn’t got enough That’s My Jam! left to fulfil my order and asked me what I wanted instead. I picked this one out because it sounded good, and because it’s one of the ones I’d looked at before putting my final cart together.
It smells delicious, dry. Very bright, tart lemon – like lemon curd. To taste, it’s a bit of a different story. The lemon is intense and distinctive to begin with, but it quickly becomes super artificial and very reminiscent bathroom cleaner. I almost get cheesecake in the mid-sip; there’s something that’s approaching tangy, sour, cream cheese…but it’s just not quite there. The lemon descends into artificiality at about that point, so I’m wondering if that’s affecting things. Probably. I mean, how could it not? I don’t get any biscuit, which is a shame.
The suggestion for this one is as a hot tea or a latte, but I’m actually wondering whether this one might work better cold. The intensity of the lemon seems to fade a little as my cup cools, so maybe that’s the way forward. I’m interested to try it as a latte, though. A little extra sweetness and creaminess might be just the thing.
I think this is going to be one of those really finicky blends that takes a while to get right. I have 50g, though, so plenty to play with until I do!