As noted before, I love the natural flavor of tart lemon—bracing and almost painful on its own, but vibrant and zingy when treated properly. That “treated properly” bit is where I tend to disagree with the masses. Most people seem to prefer more sugar and cream and eggs and whatever else is commonly found in lemon-flavored treats than I do. (Though not everyone.)
My mom’s iced tea is my all-time favorite thing to drink.
I pretty much guarantee you’ll hate it.
Why? It’s sour. Not “tangy” — not nearly that delicate. Powerfully sour. At least, that’s what I’ve heard. I think it’s just right — sour, but not punishing. This is not “citric acid will scald your tastebuds” torture. To my mind, delightfully sour.
Just writing that makes my mouth water….