Verveine Tisane from Les 2 Marmottes

Les2MarmottsTisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Tisane

Where to Buy:  Les 2 Marmottes

Tisane Description:

When stress plays tricks on you, verbena takes you by the hand.  Let us guide you, it will take you to a quiet and peaceful place.  At the end of a meal, ask him his note.  She will present weightless and far from salt.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I love the smell of verbena.  That light, bright, lemon-y aroma that smells so fresh and lively.  And that’s the fragrance that greeted me when I tore into the packet of this Verveine Tisane from Les 2 Marmottes.

It’s a scent that reminds me of summer.  My grandmother had a very prolific lemon tree in her backyard, which meant a summertime full of freshly squeezed lemonade, lemon meringue pies and other yummy lemon-y treats.

As much as I love an ice-cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade, I think I prefer the taste of a cup of brewed verbena over lemonade.  I can get a smooth, sweet lemon-curd like taste from a cup of verbena without the tartness and without all that sugar that I’d get from a glass of lemonade.

And this Verveine from Les 2 Marmottes is very refreshing and relaxing to drink!  It would taste great iced (and I like to add some verbena to my pure Ceylon tea when I brew it for iced tea for a nice little touch of citrus), but tonight, I’m enjoying a cup of hot Verveine and it’s quite soothing.  I feel it calming me with each sip I take.

The flavor is delicately sweet and bright with lemon-y notes.  It doesn’t have that tart pucker that I’d get from lemon, though, this is a smooth, gentle lemon note with a touch of butter, similar to what I might taste if I were to eat the sweet, creamy filling of a lemon meringue pie.  There are some subtle herbaceous tones to this as well, but I like that they don’t disrupt the lovely lemon notes.

A really nice cup of pure verbena!

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