086 / Gold Coast
It was not until recently we learned that lemon basil is actually a hybrid between grocery store Italian basil and a less prominent basil variety called African basil. What gave lemon basil that gorgeous expression of citrus was a naturally occurring molecule called Citral, and not what we thought was lemon tree.
In order to preserve lemon basil's lemony brightness while accenting its faint licorice aroma, we paired it with the soft and vegetal Mountain Range oolong grown in high elevation. The infusion not only looked bright in golden yellow, it made us feel fresh and energized. It's certainly a great morning brew to wake up the senses.
Flavor Profile : bright citrus, fresh cut flowers, sweet evergreen.
Mouth feel : Light bodied, round, ample.
2 oz / 57 grams / 18 servings per package