Cut pieces about ¼ to ½ inches, square cut. Relatively sweet flavor and light color. Used in mulling blends, sachets, beer-making, potpourris (both simmering and jar), and tea blends.
Lemon peel is the outer skin of the citrus fruit of the same name, which is technically referred to as the exocarp. The peel actually consists of two components—the flavedo and the outer white pith of the rind. Because the peel is where the essential oils of the fruit reside, it retains robust flavor, even when dried.