True Lemon® Crystallized Lemon

Name of Tea Accessory:
True Lemon Crystallized Lemon

Available From: and from supermarkets

For those who can’t carry a real lemon with them to Panera or ChickenOut or any other place where there’s a self-serve urn of iced tea, this product is for you! According to a 2007 study in the Journal of Environmental Health, about 70% of the lemon wedges in such restaurants have pathogens on them, some of which can cause illness. That included restaurants where iced tea is brought to one’s table with a lemon wedge from the kitchen; from self-serve places, you know it has to be even worse, since many different people reach into those bins, and not all of them even remember to put the cover back on.

Enter True Lemon® (and True Lime and True Orange) – powdered real lemon, in individual serving packets.

True Lemon says about these packets:

Each serving provides:

* Consistent fresh lemon taste without any mess or inconvenience
* 100% all natural ingredients including fresh lemon or lime juices and oils
* 0 calories and 0g carbohydrates
* No artificial or natural sweeteners
* No preservatives or sodium
* Offers 25 percent of an adult’s daily Vitamin C requirements.

A box holds 32 packets; each packet is small enough to easily put half a dozen in one’s purse, or a shirt pocket, or a desk drawer.  I usually carry around a couple of each flavor with me.

To me, the True Lemon tastes very nearly like adding lemon juice from a squeeze bottle. It dissolves easily in the iced tea. It’s not quite identical to having a fresh lemon wedge, but it’s definitely better than no lemon. The True Lime tastes even better – more like lime. True Orange tastes good if the iced tea is flavored with something that can’t take the sour taste of lemon or lime – a chocolate flavored tea, for example.

Free samples are available from True Lemon’s web site:


The Tea Guru

Free samples are awesome! I signed up for some – thanks for posting the link!


I like to give some added value in every review – samples, or alerts to discounts, or tips related to tea, or SOMETHING

Taylor Block

Thanks for helping us to spread the good word! We’re pretty excited about the product, and think that it is GREAT for the scenario you mentioned. In our perfect world, EVERYONE would carry around a few packets in their pocket. 😉


I like this stuff

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